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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Elevated Clarity

Every once in a while among the hodgepodge of electronic advertisements, one ad really grabs your attention. LG set up a little experiment that sought out to do just that. They wanted to prove that people wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between looking into their new IPS monitors, or seeing the real thing. While… Read More

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The Color of Skin

What color is “skin color”? Humanae is an ongoing project by photographer Angelica Dass, which uses Pantone® colors to catalogue and categorize skin tone. The incredible breadth of color of skin that has been captured starts to create a perfect gradient, reaching across all human skin color. In this way, Dass has created a new way to… Read More

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A Call to Action for Execs

How deep does Apple’s devotion to design run? The embedded video on the iPad homepage currently features Design Observer—one of the most popular blogs within the design community. Designers, of course, will be the first to tell you about the value of great design—whether it’s for a company’s brands, products, or store fronts. And in the last couple of… Read More

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Playing with LEGOs

LEGO has launched a new ad campaign/poster series entitled “Imagine.” Each poster displays a group or duo of famously recognized cartoon characters using only the simplest LEGO pieces. The campaign was created by the German design agency Jung Von Matt. Check out the whole ad series here.

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Your Name is Windows. Why Are You a Flag?

When Paula Scher was tasked with designing the identity for Microsoft’s Windows 8, she did what she’s so well known for: finding the simple and obvious solution. So, she took the flag and made it a window—reiterating the company’s originally intended metaphor for an individual’s experience at his/her computer. The straight lines and perspective of… Read More

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Georgia and Verdana Go Pro

After what seems like decades (in internet time anyway), two of the most prominently used web-safe fonts have finally expanded their families. Not only do Georgia Pro and Verdana Pro offer Light, Semibold, Black, and even condensed versions, but Webtype has also been so bold as to create Small Caps, oldstyle figures, and other OpenType… Read More