Front & Center: The Work

Why we’re all here.

  • Taylor Design

    One of our favorite studio traditions is creating an annual calendar. We work as a group to come up with different themes, engineer different paper models, try different designs, and ultimately illustrate each panel’s visuals. There’s been a lot of buzz about artificial intelligence and much concern about AI eliminating jobs. But for our 2024 “Tool Time” calendar, we discovered there’s a lot that AI-enabled robots can’t do, even when it comes to using basic tools. Writing by Philip, design by Bria, and illustration by Steve.

  • Cape Eleuthera Foundation

    The Cape Eleuthera Foundation (CEF) supports grantees across South Eleuthera and The Bahamas in the areas of education, scientific research, community leadership, and sustainable technologies. The design of the new website echoes the website of The Island School (the foundation’s primary grantor) which we designed and developed in 2022. Visitors can learn about the foundation’s history, team members’ backgrounds, and the different ways to give, including the annual fund, planned giving, and the endowment. The new site makes it easy for alumni, parents, and friends to make one-time and recurring gifts with Venmo, PayPal, or credit cards. Writing by Andrea; design by Bria and Conor; and development by Hannah.

  • Hopkins School

    Founded in 1660, Hopkins is the nation’s third oldest independent school. After a successful campaign of ours ran for the past three years, we were asked to update it for the 2023-24 admissions cycle with the goals of driving more awareness, appealing to more high performing children, and ensuring full enrollment for the fall 2024 class. Emphasizing Hopkins’ core distinctive—a place where students are united in their curiosity—our campaign introduced a new visual style, engaging copy, and a flexible kit of parts. The new suite of ads supports a comprehensive SEO, Google Ad Network, and social advertising effort. We’re bringing the idea of curiosity forward for Hopkins in a fresh modern way. Writing by Philip; design by Dan, Carly, and Conor; placements by Metric; and programming by Hannah.

  • Blue Polymers

    New sustainability commitments from businesses, as well as government requirements for post-consumer recycled content. are growing daily. To meet that need, Republic Services, a leader in the environmental services industry, and Ravago, a leader in polymer recycling and distribution, created Blue Polymers, the first company of its kind in the U.S. to manage plastics recycling from curbside to consumer packaging. Taylor Design created the company’s first website to inform businesses and investors, recruit workers for its new U.S. plants, and take online orders for its custom-formulated products. Writing by Philip, design by Steve, and programming by Hannah.

  • Corium Innovations

    In the wake of the recent purchase by a private investment firm, Michigan-based Corium was separated into two companies—a neuroscience therapeutics company and a drug manufacturing company. Our partners at Trubridge created a refreshed market strategy and a brand name for the latter organization, now called Corium Innovations. Taylor Design developed a new logo, a visual brand system, and symbols for their proprietary Corplex and MicroCor products. Positioning the CDMO as a leader in next generation drug delivery, we established a brand that is forward looking and fearless, reflecting a determined team of healthcare innovators. Design by Dan, Nora, Conor, and Bria.

  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital

    The summer 2023 issue of Brigham magazine explores how sex and gender affect one’s health and Brigham’s role in forging more inclusive healthcare, education, and research. There are articles on reproductive justice and medicine’s role in the wake of the Dobbs decision; the lifesaving power of gender-affirming care; the important role of hormones in pregnancy, puberty, and sex drive; and how medicine and science are now taking a more expansive view of women’s health. We’re inspired by Brigham’s healthcare professionals who have the courage and curiosity to develop new scientific knowledge while navigating today’s cultural and political forces. Illustrations by Anna Godeassi, Beth Goody, and Michael Hoeweler, photographs by Stu Rosner; design by Steve; and programming by Hannah.

  • Genesis Polymers

    With over 100 warehouse campuses across the US and Canada, Genesis Polymers provides a wide range of resins to manufacturers who make a variety of products, from carpets to kayaks to coolers. While we had created their corporate identity program several years ago, we only recently got a chance to rethink their digital presence. Built in Gutenberg, the new editor experience for WordPress, the revamped Genesis Polymers website features plant and warehouse details, downloadable product specification sheets, and a robust product finder that allows visitors to find materials filtered by brand, product class, process type, grade, density, and melt range. Writing by Dan, design by Bria, programming by Hannah.

  • Atlas Air Worldwide

    The Boeing 747, affectionately known as the “Queen of the Skies,” revolutionized air travel, enabling longer, safer, and more affordable flights. The last one off the production line was delivered to our client Atlas Air this spring. Boeing invited thousands of people – from current and former employees to customers and suppliers – to their factory in Everett, Washington to celebrate the close of a half century of production. To commemorate the historic event, we designed and produced Atlas Air lapel pins, gifts, custom framed images, digital invitations, and thank you cards. Design by Bria and Conor.

  • The Wilmington Group

    Earlier this year a colleague reached out to us to tap into our branding expertise. She is a member of the board of directors of a company that operates four businesses—Wilmington Paper, a recycling management consultancy operating in 33 states; Recycling Management Resources, an operator of recycling plants in 9 states; Royal Shredding, an Atlanta-based secure document destruction company; and Green Logistics, a paper waste trucking company serving the East coast. She and senior leaders had a request: Can Taylor Design take four different companies and develop a unified company brand, a new name and logo for the umbrella company, and a single unified brand system for their family of brands? Well, of course we can. Our team developed a “one company” branding strategy with an identity system that will define the new brand for their customers, prospects, employees, and future investors for years to come. Strategy by Dean S., naming and writing by Dean H., and design by Steve.

  • Lake Champlain Basin Program

    Most large water bodies across the country have what is called a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL), which is essentially a pollution budget that establishes limits for the amount of pollutants they can receive and remain healthy. Our client at the Lake Champlain Basin Program tasked us with creating a new website to explain TMDL and the problem that pollutants such as phosphorus create. The new Clean Water Commitment website features animations, videos, and other useful resources to show what is being done to keep the lake flourishing and the many ways people in the surrounding areas can help. Design by Steve, illustration and animation by Devin Renca, writing by Ryan Mitchell, and development by Chris and Hannah.


Case Studies

Thank You, Award Shows and Clients.

Communication Arts

  • Interactive Awards Annual
  • Illustration Awards Annual

Print

  • Print Regional Design Annual
  • Creativity + Commerce Award

HOW

  • International Design Awards Annual
  • Design+Creativity Issue

Graphis

  • Annual Reports Award

LogoLounge

  • LogoLounge Books

Creativity International

  • Gold Awards
  • Silver Awards
  • Bronze Awards

Creativity Interactive

  • Awards of Excellence

Creative Quarterly

  • Awards of Excellence

GDUSA

  • Design Excellence
  • Packaging Excellence
  • Health & Wellness Excellence
  • Web Design Excellence

University & College Designers Association (UCDA)

  • Awards of Excellence

Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)

  • Gold Awards
  • Silver Awards
  • Bronze Awards

Connecticut Art Directors Club

  • Gold Awards
  • Silver Awards
  • Excellence Awards
  • Judge’s Award
  • Richard Hess Award

The Ad Club of New England

  • Hatch Awards
  • Excellence Awards

Books

  • Human Logo: Logo included in 2015 edition
  • Modern Heraldry: Logo included in 2015 edition
  • HOW + Print The Best of Design: Project included in 2019 edition
  • Communicating through Graphic Design: Project included in 2010 edition