June 13th, 2014 by
Posted in Taylor News

Taylor Studios - Sketchbook 6Yes, Sketchbook 6, the latest addition in our sketchbook (brochure) series is here! Our sketchbooks have become somewhat of a collector’s item over the years. How many from the series have you collected? All five, maybe? Take a picture with your Sketchbook collection (has to be originals and not downloaded versions) and post it to our Facebook wall then I’ll send you Sketchbook 6 along with a coffee mug or t-shirt or something else equally cool! If you don’t have the back issues, you can download them or if you’d like a snazzy hardcopy of 4, 5, or 6, email me (kvanskike (at) taylorstudios (dot) com) your address and I’ll be happy to mail one to you (sorry all out of 1 and 2).

A Different Approach

Taylor Studios, Inc. has been on a fantastic Journey over the past 23 years and this Sketchbook shows some of our ‘greatest hits’ from the past four years (that’s how long its been since Sketchbook 5 was introduced!). While keeping with the Sketchbook theme, we changed things up a bit this time around. The most obvious change, aside from the sleeker dark color, is that it’s formatted in landscape rather than portrait. On the inside, you’ll find stories about TSI, many of our recent projects and a QR code which will explain some of the subtle references to…well, I’ll leave that for you to figure out.

Let me know what you think in the comments below and join the Journey online!


June 5th, 2014 by
Posted in Taylor Thoughts

When Interpretation is Not Pleasurable

When Interpretation is Not Pleasurable Sam Ham’s Environmental Interpretation: A Practical Guide for People with Big Ideas and Small Budgets has always been a valuable resource in helping Taylor Studios explain general interpretation concepts to clients possessing a cursory understanding of interpretation’s role in designing engaging exhibits. Read the rest of this entry »


June 3rd, 2014 by

5 factors to create a lower stress healthcare environment In recent years it has become apparent that the healthcare market has an abundance of opportunities to incorporate exciting design elements into new and existing facilities. Not only are hospitals looking to add artistic elements to their buildings, they are also beginning to consider the healing aspects of bringing nature indoors. Read the rest of this entry »

Matt Wiley

May 27th, 2014 by

Taylor Studios Inc. - National Museum of the Marine Corps

Last month I documented a strenuous full body life cast. If you’re unfamiliar with lifecasting you should check out what happened when we did a head cast of Kara, our marketing manager.

This project involved two full-body lifecasts for the National Museum of the Marine Corps. Here are some photos and screencaps from an upcoming video. Read the rest of this entry »


May 22nd, 2014 by
Posted in Eye on Design

A literal back door, not the programming equivalent.

When you’re designing do you spend much time thinking about how the client will access and service components? We recently had a client stop by our shop who we had worked with on many projects together. We walked around the shop showing him all the projects we had in progress. Read the rest of this entry »

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