With a balanced background as a graphic designer, web developer, and user experience generalist, Taylor creates exceptional digital experiences anchored in user-research to achieve business goals.
A California native, Taylor studied graphic design at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and has worked in digital product consulting since 2013 at various agencies in California and Washington.
Taylor’s previous work includes two years leading product design teams specializing in digital web-based portals as a user experience generalist at Fresh Consulting where she actively participated in all parts of the user experience design process - from research to creating high-fidelity mockups.
Taylor’s UX passion is interaction design and resolving complex user flow problems. A curious tinkerer in both her personal and professional lives, she likes to take things apart to find out how they work.
Taylor jokes that her hobby is trying out new hobbies - piano, sailing, pottery… She’s always looking for the next thing to learn.
Path that led you to UX
I came into UX from the creative side. I took a photography class in high school where I learned Photoshop. I immediately started a side-hustle creating posters and flyers for various events and bands. After being a print designer, I got hungry for more meaningful design work and transitioned to user-centered design as I learned how to make websites.
I’m a firm believer that good design is invisible, yet enjoyment is not. I work to create effortless experiences that have meaning in that they facilitate the user doing what they came to our product to do.
What you ultimately want to accomplish
I want to make everyone’s life easier. I want there to be less unnecessary friction in the world so that everyone can focus on what is meaningful and needs their attention.
Your idea of happiness
Being deep in nature where I can hear birds chirping, animals & leaves rustling, and water flowing.
It may surprise you
I’m obsessed with personality categorization systems - astrology, Meyers-Briggs, enneagrams, Predictive Index, etc. I find it fun and a helpful framework to process relationships.
Alternative universe career(s)
Product jingle writer or medicine woman