Steph loves things in rainbow order.

Art Director

From Connecticut to California, Stephanie is motivated by beautiful typefaces. She needs to get organized before getting to work. And she believes in the power of a beautiful color palette—like those of TD clients Foundation Source and the Chazen Institute of Global Business. While designing, illustrating, or just home on the weekends with her husband and daughter, she likes listening to anything by The Flaming Lips, 60’s music, 90’s 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: Skiing in Park City, summers in Madison, CT, Portugal, Brazil

Taylor Design Blog

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Basketball Quart

Paris-based creative directors Ill-Studio and fashion label Pigalle have teamed up with Nike to create a bold, colorful, and fun break from the grays of the city. They redesigned and repainted the Pigalle Duperré basketball court which is open to the public. Painted in rich orange to pink to blue gradients and geometric fields, and adorned with pink… Read More

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Sunny Skies Ahead

Tesla has officially started giving out price estimates and taking pre-orders for their solar roof tiles. A beautified alternative to solar panels, Tesla’s solar tiles will allow you to blend right in with your neighbors. 

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A Nation’s Identity

  Sparked by new infrastructure and development taking place in the country, El Salvador’s Exports and Investment Promotion Agency decided to promote the country with a new brand. We have a lot of admiration for the project, which was created by Interbrand. Rebranding a country is a fresh idea—and the result is both beautiful and intriguing. 

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Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

Earlier this year, it was announced that the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art (funded largely by George Lucas and Mellody Hobson) is officially chartered to land in Exposition Park in downtown LA. The apropos aesthetics of the space-age museum were designed by renowned Chinese Ma Yansong of MAD Architects. The museum’s theme—narrative—will be woven through many different media within the… Read More

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The Fabric of Societal Fringes

  Sometimes the best and most creative outcomes arrive from the collision of unlikely pairings. Here are two: quilting and the fringes of society. Or as quilter Ben Venom describes: “motorcycle clubs, punk rock, heavy metal, the occult, mysticism, folklore, paganism.” The imagery in his quilts include skulls, knives, blood, dice, spiders, eagles—you get the idea.… Read More

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Swinging en Masse

Who doesn’t look fondly upon their childhood memories of swinging on playgrounds? Well, now you can relive that experience—with an upgrade. Nestled in the lawn next to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center is a set of 20 oversized, glowing oval swings. Commissioned by the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority and designed by the husband and wife team Eric Howeler and Meejin Yoon… Read More

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Coffee on Tap

  Ever fantasize about having a never-ending stream of hot coffee pouring out right from your office desk? Well, now you can have it—and control it with your phone no less. All for the affordable (ahem) price of $11,000, TopBrewer has come out with a coffee tap system that allows you to order your drink (type,… Read More

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Putting Stock in the Imagery of Women

If you have ever done a search on a stock photography site that includes the word “woman”, hoping to get photographs of a professional or ordinary woman, you know that the results can be surprisingly…um…unprofessional—women splayed across desks with buttons undone, looking seductively at the camera, and so on. These photographs—utterly unasked for—often populate the search results at… Read More

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Contract 2016 Designer of the Year: Todd Heiser

“I love to say that you can be cautious or you can be creative, but you can never be a cautious creative. It’s important to jump into design headfirst and really explore possibilities with a certain fearless quality.” Todd Heiser, a design principal and consumer products practice area leader at Gensler Chicago, has won the… Read More