Steph loves things in rainbow order.

Art Director

Stephanie is motivated by beautiful typefaces. And she believes in the power of a beautiful color palette—like those of our clients Foundation Source and the Chazen Institute of Global Business. Steph must get organized before getting to work. While designing, illustrating, or just home on the weekends with her husband and kids, she likes listening to to current music, throwback music, and her weekly Spotify playlist.

Before Taylor: Web design, book design, and branding projects in studios around Connecticut. She is a 2009 graduate of UConn’s Communication Design program.

Recommended digital field trips: Women Who DrawPinterest, following her favorite comedians on Twitter

Recommended IRL field trips: Exploring areas of Portugal and Brazil

Taylor Design Blog


Drawn Together

With the whole world feeling the effects of a global pandemic, it can be comforting and healing to connect with your communities. One of my favorite manifestations of this has been all the new work created and shared in the artistic community. Below are ten illustrations and artworks on the theme of the global pandemic,… Read More


Broadening the Strokes

It is no surprise to anyone familiar with human history that the vast majority of art collected in museums worldwide was created by male artists. To correct this imbalance in their own collection, the Baltimore Museum of Art has announced that all art purchases in 2020 will be those by female artists. This new initiative… Read More


This Pizza Campaign Can’t be Topped

This holiday season, Papa John’s Pizza has teamed up with illustrator Mike Hughes to create a holiday-themed pizza campaign. Complete with a tv commercial, print ads, and pizza box packaging, Mike’s illustrations are fun and quirky and show a silly, cheesy twist on a winter wonderland setting. Order a “Festive Pizza” from Papa John’s this… Read More


Lots of Sole in These Shoe-Shis

Milan-based Sushi Chef Yujia Hu has started creating sushi in the shape of sneakers, which he cleverly refers to as “Shoe-Shi.” They are true works of art, held together with sushi rice, nori, and a variety of sashimi. The “shoes” are based on popular brand name sneakers. Beautiful as they are—and despite the 30-minute crafting… Read More


Personal Palettes of the Taylor Design-ers

When you think of a person you know, certain associations will come to mind—emotions, personality traits, interests, scents, preferences, phrases, and even colors. Just like the brand of a company, individuals have their own signature ‘look and feel’—their own ‘brand’. As a fun exercise, I created the color palettes that come to mind when I… Read More


Are Fauxsaics All They’re Cracked Up to Be?

Answer: Yes! I have been seeing some impressively pieced-together faux-mosaics popping up in my instagram feeds. I have always been in awe of illustrators who can create 3D type, and seeing these hyper-realistic type creations set within the context of interior design really brought it home for me. If these images intrigue you, have a… Read More


Art Rx

Starting in November, a group of physicians in Canada will be able to prescribe a trip to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) for ailing patients, as part of a larger art therapy initiative. While the museum has been working with the medical community for decades involving art therapy, this one-year pilot project—where doctors can… Read More


Glaze Upon Them: Tasteful Ceramics that Donut Disappoint

Artist and ceramicist Jae Yong Kim has been churning out his series of beautifully adorned, ceramic donuts by the baker’s dozen. Many of his donuts take on a pop culture feel, some of them are even sporting replicas of Andy Warhol’s soup cans or the unmistakable dot patterns of Yayoi Kusama. They come in all… Read More