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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The Art of Clean Up

For those of us who have a tendency to be a bit anal-retentive, Ursus Wehrli’s art might really hit the spot. He finds objects that aren’t typically considered to be in disarray, and, for lack of a better term, tidies them up. The part experimental artist, part comedian first went down this road when he… Read More

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Neontigers

Photographer Peter Bialobrzeski’s series, Neontiger, is soft and beautiful—set within a dream-like, surreal, light atmosphere—but after a longer look, something unsettling begins to sink in. Represented within this series are the Asian cities of Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Jakarta, Singapore, and Shenzhen. The photographs were shot at dusk and use long exposure to draw out… Read More

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Architecture of Density

After eight years of living and working in Hong Kong, photographer Michael Wolf began to explore the city through a different lens. He captures an element of Hong Kong that he describes as absent in the cities of his native Germany, the rest of Europe, and the United States: density. Wolf is able to make… Read More

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The Pixel Painter

If you are of a certain generation, you remember MS Paint with a mix of nostalgia, fondness, and serious frustration. Like much of the software released in the late 1980s, the tools are so basic and awkward that it is difficult to create anything in MS Paint that even approaches decent. Amazingly, MS Paint is the… Read More

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Portable Doctor

Scanadu, a company based at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California, is soon to launch a device which acts, essentially, as your own personal doctor. Scout™, as the product is called, is able to monitor and track your vital signs, temperature, heart rate, oximetry, ECG, and other heart measurements—all by holding it up to your… Read More

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Big Boxes Filled with Smaller Boxes

The work of Brooklyn-based artist Aakash Nihalani proves the rule that less is more. Working with mainly colored tape, and occasionally some poster board, Nihalani creates 2D art with a lot of dimension and perspective play. His inspiration comes from the very place he displays his work—the urban landscape, or in his words, “big boxes filled with smaller boxes.”… Read More

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We Can Do Amazing Things with Your Briefs

In order to get noticed, design agencies are constantly trying to come up with something that will really stand out from the crowd, which can be a real challenge in a field where each of your competitors is a creative professional. The challenge can involve some trial-and-error, some risk-taking, and sometimes a bit of shamelessness (recall: Sagmeister’s… Read More

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Flights of Fancy

The recent animated short Paperman has been getting a lot of attention since its theatrical release. The short first premiered at the Annecy International Film Festival in June of 2012, but it really took off after its appearance before the full-length animated film Wreck-It Ralph back in November. Paperman is a charming boy-meets-girl love story—short and… Read More

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Breaking the Surface

The California-based technology company, Tactus has developed a new product that will quickly place our current touchscreen devices among the likes of floppy discs, pagers and flip phones. Using microfluid technology, Tactus has developed a touch-screen surface with the ability to pop up real, physical buttons. When, for instance, your phone pulls up the on-screen keyboard, a… Read More