Dorothea Taylor

Dorothea Taylor - Designer

Stone Mountain, GA, USA

Illustrator/designer, specializing in bringing storytelling to life through lively imagery.

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Overview

I am an illustrator/designer with a special love for words and pictures. I am also a writer and my children's book titled "There's a Dragon in my Closet" was published by Simon and Schuster. In an age of all things digital, I still love the printed page and I’m an avid reader. My work has a timeless feel with a touch of modern flair. Some of my early influences are art deco and classic travel posters. My illustration style is what I call “designustration”. Not only do I illustrate, but I also have a knack for typography and title design. I like to integrate the two into one harmonious image. I currently run a design/illustration studio in Stone Mountain, GA. We‘ve worked with a lot of high profile clients and I’ve built a career on customer satisfaction.

I love the process of taking a story or an idea and bringing it to life. One of my most gratifying feelings comes from creating works that really satisfy a client’s vision. My process starts with a deep dive into the clients’ vision, creating a mood board and then developing rough thumbnail concepts. Once we hone in on the direction, the real creativity begins!

Testimonials:
“Working with Dorothea was a dream! Our organization found her work online, and we were taken aback by the quality of her designs. We found her illustrations to be evocative, inspirational, modern, and simply impeccable. We reached out to her, and received a prompt response. When it came time to coordinate the artwork we were hoping to commission, Dorothea took our thoughts and requests into consideration, and the level of customer service was above reproach. In the end, we received artwork that was totally in line with our expectations, and then some. We would rate our experience with Dorothea as a 10 out of 10, and would jump at the opportunity to work with her again!” ~ Kelsea Médard, Grow By Three

"It was a pleasure working with TP Design Services. They made the process smooth and worry free. My artist, Dorothea worked with me to create a unique design for my T-shirt line. She kept me involved in the process from concept to completion and delivered a design that I was very pleased with. Definitely will do business with them again." ~ Michael Williams, Detroit, MI



Languages
English
Fiction
African American Fiction
Middle Grade
Picture Books
Non-Fiction
Calendars
Travel

Awards

  • Calendar Marketing Association, Gold Award
  • Communication Arts Illustration Annual Award of Excellence

Work experience

Illustrator/designer/owner

Self-employed
August, 1992 – Present (over 29 years)

My company, T.P. Design Inc. is a multidisciplinary design firm that works on a vast array of assignments. Because we have the ability to design, illustrate and create lettering design we are the perfect one-stop shop. We refer to our style as designustration because we integrate illustration and typography seamlessly into a cohesive unit. The thread the binds our work is a sense of vibrancy and playfulness.

Assistant Art Director, designer/illustrator

The Milwaukee Journal/Sentine;
July, 1987 – August, 1992 (about 5 years)

Created cover designs, layouts, infographics and editorial illustrations for a daily newspaper.

Dorothea has 9 reviews

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Nia McRae
Dorothea was responsive, considerate and professional. She went above and beyond in designing my book cover, including doing research that I didn’t think to do. She asked all the right questions that helped me to think more critically about my work and intentions as a new author. She was great at applying my feedback in a timely manner. Her design was even better than I imagined. It was a pleas...
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Nia McRae, September 2021

Dorothea Taylor
It was a pleasure working with you, your vision was clear and your notes and reference were very helpful when I was creating the image. I wish you the best with the publication of your book. Thank ...
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Caitlin Burr
I highly recommend you hire Dorothea. I left a previous review, but I am leaving another one because I am beyond pleased with her work. I appreciate her hard work, patience, and flexibility to complete my book cover. I had last minute changes and Dorothea was able to accommodate my requests. Her work is eye-catching and she goes above and beyond to ensure that your vision comes to life. This ...
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Caitlin Burr, August 2021


Connie Standifer
OMG Dorothea is brilliant!!! She’s truly gifted! Dorothea took my sketches beyond what I could have ever imagined. Looking for an illustrator for your next project, she’s perfect for the job. I’m looking forward to my next children’s book with her for sure.

Connie Standifer, July 2021

Dorothea Taylor
Connie, it was truly a pleasure to collaborate with you in creating this book! You were very easy to work with, and you have a well thought out and clear plan for the cover and illustrations you wa...
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Joseph Moore
I would highly recommend anyone who needs any artistic services performed by this wonderful, genuine, and creative artist. Ms. Dorothea Taylor has been a jewel designing my book cover for my ever first novel. All I had to do was send her a few chapters of the book, tell her a few details, and "whallah", my cover is everything and more. Honestly, when she showed me the rough draft, I was literal...
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Joseph Moore, July 2021

Dorothea Taylor
Joseph, it was a joy to develop this book cover. Your reaction and enthusiastic comments truly gave me a boost of energy when working on this project. The details you provided were spot on and help...
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Caitlin Burr
It was a pleasure working with Dorothea. My book would not be the same without her design and I appreciate her hard work and effort to bring my vision to life. She is very personable and exceeds your vision for your book cover.

Caitlin Burr, July 2021

Dorothea Taylor
It was my pleasure to bring the cover of your book to life. I was so touched by your self-help book that I was compelled to create what I hope is a spiritually inspired cover. I wish you the best ...
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