Steve is a good guy.

Senior Art Director

Having earned spare cash as portrait illustrator when he was younger, Steve enjoys the play of illustration and typography in design. He once wanted to be a marine biologist and is a certified scuba diver. When he’s not underwater, he’s kayaking or fishing. Or he can be found hanging with his wife and two cats (Fred and Felini), watching football, and other activities compatible with his love of craft beer. Steve loves big design challenges, such as his award-winning projects for Williams-Mystic and Mount Sinai.

Before Taylor: Steve was a summer intern at Taylor between his junior and senior years at Syracuse University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Communications Design. We immediately hired him upon his graduation in June 2002.

Recommended digital field trips: Instagram

Favorite IRL field trips: Hiking in New Zealand and surfing in Costa Rica

Taylor Design Blog

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Delivering Messages High and Wide

I recently worked on a fun pro bono project for a company in Chile that produces glass straws. They reached out to me after seeing my illustration work on Instagram and wanted to collaborate on an environmental awareness campaign using one of my illustrations on a wooden, eco-friendly sticker. The selected drawing, titled “Today’s Catch,”… Read More

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The Obscure Art of Puzzle Montage

Artist Tim Klein learned that a jigsaw puzzle manufacturer typically uses the same die-cut pattern for many different puzzles. This makes the pieces interchangeable so that he can combine portions from two or more puzzles to make montages. Such a neat idea, and he’s produced some amazingly surreal pieces of artwork that he now sells… Read More

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Winky Dink: The First Interactive TV show

Have you ever heard of the show Winky Dink and You? Neither did I—until my father-in-law told me how much he loved the show when he was a kid in the 50s. For those of you who don’t know about it, Winky Dink and You was a children’s television show that played from 1953 to 1957… Read More

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BYE BYE STRAWS

I recently collaborated with BYE BYE STRAWS on a new campaign titled #artistsagainstplastics with an illustration that shows a pelican with its mouth full of plastic trash instead of fish. Titled Today’s Catch, I hope the drawing helps to bring awareness to plastic waste and the toll it takes on our oceans and marine life.… Read More

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Miss Manhattan

Did you know that around New York City there is a statue of the same woman woven into a lot of the architecture? You’ll find her sculpted into dozens of famous landmarks, like the public library—where she leans on a white horse, a fountain on the intersection of 59th and 5th, and on top of… Read More

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Small Worlds

As you have probably noticed from many of my past blog posts, I have a fascination with miniature things. It could be my own miniature house that I live in (my bathroom is about the same size as the photo above), or perhaps my love of gnomes. I’m also fairly short myself. However, it could… Read More

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What’s the Problem?

Besides looking beautiful, the best product designs are both innovative and functional. They also typically solve a problem of some sort. This past year, Zagreb Design Week in Croatia held a design exhibition titled “What’s the Problem?,” that featured products that did exactly that. Well, except for a few… One collection in the exhibition purposefully… Read More

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A Few of My Favorite Podcasts

Perfect for us long commuters, I have compiled a short list of my favorite podcasts at the moment. Give them a listen and let me know what you think.

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The Gnomist

My wife and I have a not-so-secret obsession with gnomes. It started a few years back when we received our first garden gnome as a funny house-warming gift, and now we have dozens of all different sizes in and around our home—from pencil erasers to pillows. My office desk at work is even full of them!… Read More