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Taylor S. Johnson
Phone: 650.272.1212


The Cleantech Open | Palo Alto | CA
Art Director (2011-present)
Design and implemention of microsites, marketing collateral and apps for the world’s most successful cleantech accelerator having raised over $800m in capital.

Strategic Equity | Seattle | WA
Art Director (2006-2011)
In an extremely fluid, hyper growth environment succeeded in building and managing an art/marketing department that developed magazine, CD and web to print [VDP] publishing business units - achieving greater than 300% annual revenue growth. Hired a design team and managed all creative marketing including annual trade shows in Las Vegas with 4000+ attendees, generating over $4 million in revenue.

USC Marshall School of Business | Los Angeles | CA
Senior Graphic Designer (2004-2005)
Re-branded and re-designed communications, publications and web site that generated 150% increase in media placements, highest-ever recorded customer satisfaction, and double-digit increases in web traffic.

LPI Media | Los Angeles | CA
Production Manager (2003-2004)
Directed busy book publishing department of a leading magazine group. Supervised the production of over 300 titles and led the transition to a PDF workflow - resulting in a 20% production cost saving.

Gannett Newspapers | Palm Springs | CA
Senior Art Director (2002-2003)
Restructured the Custom Publishing division of major regional newspaper. Presented to major health care and lifestyle organizations and key player in securing over ten new titles within first year of hire., Disney Internet Group | Los Angeles | CA
Art Director (2001-2003)
Branded the 2001 season of abc shows for online and subsequently created an online branding campaign for a major network advertiser generating over 2 million hits over 3 unique micro sites. | Los Angeles | CA
Art Director (1997-2000)
Built and managed design team to spearhead $40 million business-to-business and consumer marketing initiatives that branded the site as the foremost career management resource.


BA (with Honors) - Graphic Design
Commendation - Multimedia Studies
London College of Communication, London, UK.

Design Tech Certification
Foundation Art Course
Bourneville School of Art, Birmingham, UK.
Attained 2 "A" levels in Art and Photography.

Saltley Grammar School

Birmingham, UK.
Attained 6 "O" levels in English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Art, Music, Photography.


- Extensive experience managing print, multimedia, video and new media design.
- Can build and manage teams - producing award-winning content.
- Highly motivated - both a team player and independent thinker.
- A solid understanding of new technologies - from both a creative and a technical standpoint.
- Adobe CC, Office, Keynote, Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal, Social Networking


“Taylor is a talented, conscientious designer and art director who is self-motivated, goal oriented, technologically savvy and a pleasure to work with. Bottom line is he gets the job done beautifully and on time.”
JT Long, Director of Content, Strategic Equity

“Taylor is multi-talented. He delivers high quality results, from initial concept to finished piece -- print, online, trade show, event, etc. He can take the ball and run with it and is always on budget and on time. All a British sense of humor!”
Mary-Kay Demetriou, Director of Marketing,

“Taylor is a very talented and driven Art Director who, in the face of sometimes overwhelming odds, always managed to deliver outstanding art work on time. There were times when he was designing 3 magazines, 3 brochures, and 20 pieces of collateral simultaneously, under the most challenging internal clients. Honestly, without his great talent, drive and fortitude we could never have done so much, so well, so quickly. I look forward to having the opportunity to work with him again.”
Paul O'Donnell, COO, Strategic Equity

“Taylor is a creative professional who understands and captures the potential of great design. One of his greatest attributes is his ability to take a concept from infancy and develop a powerful, beautifully designed product; often times under tight deadlines and even tighter budgets. He is professional, talented and witty.”
Stephanie Seufert, Media Manager, Strategic Equity

“Taylor brings to his work a rare combination of marketing savvy and technical skills. Hence he is highly skilled at envisioning the right output and making it happen. Couple those skills with a fine sense of humor and attention to detail and you couldn't hire a better person to succeed in your project.”
Anne Gregor, Director, Web Publishing,

“When working with Taylor at The Canyon Group, I was energized by his constant creativity and innovation. He is a smart, savvy creative professional with an enviable range of talent, including a highly developed marketing sense, strong client focus, cutting edge technological know-how, and – of course – an intuitive creative vision that helps take projects to the next level. Taylor is a strong individual contributor or team lead, and perhaps most importantly, clients love his work!”
Christina Mautz, Manager, The Canyon Group, Inc.