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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Ramp Revamp: Historic Church Transformed into Skate Park

In the Spanish city of Llanera, sits a 100-year old church, that, up until the Spanish Civil War, was the spiritual gathering place to the northern city’s munition’s factory workers. After decades of abandonment, a local collective of skateboarders—appropriately named the Church Brigade—decided it was time to revamp this piece of history—albeit for a very different… Read More

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Colors of the Red Carpet

For those of you who enjoy the red carpet more than the actual awards segment of the Golden Globes (like I do), you may have noticed some beautifully designed ensembles this year. Shutterstock has cleverly arranged ten color palettes based off some of the winning wardrobes: 10 Color Palettes Inspired by the Golden Globes Red… Read More

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WONDER-ful

After two years of renovations, the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery has finally opened with its debut show WONDER. And it delivers. Each room within the two-story gallery was given over to an artist to explore the subject through installation—Jennifer Angus, Chakaia Booker, Gabriel Dawe, Tara Donovan, Patrick Dougherty, Janet Echelman, John Grade, Maya Lin, and Leo… Read More

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Cars of the Not-So-Distant Future

By now, most of us have seen the prototypes of the sleek and friendly self driving cars from Google (and if you haven’t, here are some nice video snapshots). There are also the models that are relatively indistinguishable from their manufacturers’ current lines—like the BMW and Audi models. Still exciting—but there are a slew of other self-driving cars being… Read More

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Top 5 Holiday Gifts for the Designer in Your Life

If there is one thing that all designers have in common, it is this: we appreciate beautiful things. But it can be hard to pick out the perfect holiday gift for the astute and discerning tastes of your designer loved ones. Tired of settling on replenishing their year supply of band aids? (Although, we likely have used up all our… Read More

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Bank Notes of the Sea

Norges Bank (The Central Bank of Norway) has selected two design firms among the many hopefuls to complete the redesign of Norway’s new bank notes. Designing new currency is, arguably, one of the most daunting tasks that a design team could take on. However, unlike other countries that have failed time and again (cough), Norway’s new currency is as beautiful as it is… Read More

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Beauty and Brains—In One Package

Learning about the Swedish-based packaging and product design firm Tomorrow Machine’s set of sustainable food packaging truly feels like you are glimpsing into the refrigerator (machine?) of tomorrow. Sure, they’re beautiful, but don’t be fooled—the packages are just as smart and incredibly innovative. The firm’s mission is simple: to create a better world through sustainable products. The photograph above shows their beverage… Read More

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Food Pairings

Poking around the internet for inspiration, I recently came across the brilliant work of Minneapolis-based creative David Schwen. If you’re a designer/illustrator browsing his work, there’s guaranteed to be at least one I-wish-I’d-thought-of-that moment. One series in particular caught my eye: “Food Art Pairings.” It is so simple and yet so clever. Looking through his… Read More