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

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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

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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