November 12th, 2013
This year we all got to participate in a haunting new adventure. Marc Dams, lead sculptor at Taylor Studios Inc., bought a haunt. He asked if we could join forces in a partnership and run it out of the Taylor Studios’ production building, an old Wal-Mart. Many of us have been interested in adding a side business in the haunt industry. We have been attending tradeshows, learning the trade and crunching the numbers over the last several years. Marc and several of the artists at Taylor Studios are passionate about the haunt industry. Marc took the risk to make his passion a reality and invested in purchasing a haunt. (more…)
October 31st, 2013
Fifteen years ago I was hired by Taylor Studios as a graphic designer. I was on the job two weeks when Joe Taylor approached me about working on a 14′ bass sculpture. (more…)
October 11th, 2013
My Health and the Health of the World
I’m taking a small diversion from the straightforward Green life in this post. For me, it all fits together, my health and the health of the world around me, but I can understand if you think that is a stretch. (more…)
August 27th, 2013
Meetings often get a bad rap. We sometimes hear from clients and friends at other companies that meetings are a waste of valuable time because nothing is accomplished. If that is the case in your organization, there are ways to ensure meetings are productive. Tools like agendas and meetings minutes help keep participants on track and hold people accountable as action items are recorded in the minutes. (more…)
Yesterday, we celebrated a milestone in Taylor Studios’ history – our Art Director’s 15th anniversary. Jason Cox began his career here right out of college as a graphic designer. Since then, he has been an exhibit designer, project manager, design manager, and fabricator when needed. Aside from Betty, he has worked here the longest and has helped shape the company we are today.
Jason was hired in 1998, and within his first week, proved he could handle anything which was thrown at him. During that week, we needed someone to airbrush a 14′ fish. Not only did Jason step up and paint the fish flawlessly, but also he went to the World Fishing Center and helped install it.
Betty had this to say about Jason:
“Jason is also a good leader. People rely on him. He is the holder of company knowledge and a resource to everyone at the company. As art director he knows how to give clear, constructive and straight forward criticism. This has helped improve the quality of our work year after year. He does hold people accountable, which is an important trait at TSI. Yet, deep down he is one of the most caring people I know.”
“Jason’s passion, integrity, loyalty and strategic thinking are some of the reasons I call him my right hand man. I know he’s got my back and that is comforting for a CEO. I also appreciate his love of art and nature. It’s what we do and his love of it shines through in our work.”