Taylor Roy

Taylor Roy - Designer

San Francisco, CA, United States

Visual designer (+ avid reader) previously at Chronicle Books; experience designing for beautiful print production and user-friendly ebooks!

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Overview

I'm a visual designer with an eye for detail and heart for good. After a lifetime of admiring all things on paper, I have applied this passion while working professionally for independent magazines, a large book publisher, and a creative agency.
Much of my publishing design experience took place in house at Chronicle Books, where I designed covers and interiors for all kinds of formats within art, lifestyle, travel, and creativity genres, and working with clients like Pixar and Pantone as well as with independent artists and authors.
My design process relies on organization: truly understanding the ideas and messages in order to clearly communicate what is most important, through visual and logical hierarchy. More technically, my files and design development are orderly and detailed, so that the final product is consistent, clear, and accurate. I also enjoy dreaming up a cover design that captures your message as well as an audience.
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English
Non-Fiction
Art
Biographies & Memoirs
Calendars
Career Guides
Photography
Self-help & Self-improvement
Fiction
Poetry
Short Story

Work experience

Visual Designer

Gershoni Creative Agency
May, 2018 – September, 2019 (over 1 year)

Designs for projects of all scales and mediums, including marketing pieces, annual reports, packaging, labels, logos, brand identity systems, and websites.

Designer

Chronicle Books
January, 2016 – December, 2016 (11 months)

Worked on titles mainly within Lifestyle and Art, across several formats including journals, stationary sets, kits, and hardcover books.

Portfolio (9 selected works)

I Fought the Law: Photographs by Olivia Locher of the Strangest Laws from Each of the 50 States

Strange, outdated laws from each of the 50 U.S. states—some overturned, some still on the books, and some merely the stuff of legends—are depicted with sly wit by Olivia Locher. Incisive, ironic, and gorgeous, these images will appeal to art buffs and trivia fans alike. A foreword from American poet Kenneth Goldsmith and an interview with the artist by Eric Shiner, former director of the Andy ... read more

Strange, outdated laws from each of the 50 U.S. states—some overturned, some still on the books, and some merely the stuff of legends—are depicted with sly wit by Olivia Locher. Incisive, ironic, and gorgeous, these images will appeal to art buffs and trivia fans alike. A foreword from American poet Kenneth Goldsmith and an interview with the artist by Eric Shiner, former director of the Andy ... read more

Before the Internet Journal

Remember the good old days with this illustrated journal, perfect for keeping track of ideas the analog way.

Remember the good old days with this illustrated journal, perfect for keeping track of ideas the analog way.

Pantone One Sketch a Day

LLC Pantone

This unique, colorfully chic sketchbook by PANTONE offers space to sketch one drawing a day for an entire year, allowing users to watch the evolution of their drawings over time.

This unique, colorfully chic sketchbook by PANTONE offers space to sketch one drawing a day for an entire year, allowing users to watch the evolution of their drawings over time.

Welcome to the Club: 100 Parenting Milestones You Never Saw Coming

Raquel D'Apice

From the comedian behind the popular parenting blog The Ugly Volvo comes a refreshing spin on the baby milestone book. Instead of a place to lovingly capture the first time baby sleeps through the night, this book shows what it's like the first time baby rolls off the bed/sofa/changing table, leaving mom or dad in a state of pure terror (it happens). These 100 rarely documented but all-too-rea... read more

From the comedian behind the popular parenting blog The Ugly Volvo comes a refreshing spin on the baby milestone book. Instead of a place to lovingly capture the first time baby sleeps through the night, this book shows what it's like the first time baby rolls off the bed/sofa/changing table, leaving mom or dad in a state of pure terror (it happens). These 100 rarely documented but all-too-rea... read more

Roz Chast 2018 Engagement Calendar

Quirky, insightful, and laugh-out-loud funny, this engagement calendar offers a weekly dose of humor from beloved New Yorker cartoonist and bestselling author Roz Chast.

Quirky, insightful, and laugh-out-loud funny, this engagement calendar offers a weekly dose of humor from beloved New Yorker cartoonist and bestselling author Roz Chast.

The Art of Incredibles 2

From Pixar's upcoming film Incredibles 2, this making-of book is a dive back into the beloved world of the Incredibles. The Art of Incredibles 2 explores Pixar's highly anticipated sequel through colorful artwork, energetic character sketches, intriguing storyboards, and spellbinding colorscripts.Featuring gorgeous production art and interesting details from the production team about the makin... read more

From Pixar's upcoming film Incredibles 2, this making-of book is a dive back into the beloved world of the Incredibles. The Art of Incredibles 2 explores Pixar's highly anticipated sequel through colorful artwork, energetic character sketches, intriguing storyboards, and spellbinding colorscripts.Featuring gorgeous production art and interesting details from the production team about the makin... read more

Think Small: The Tiniest Art in the World

Eva Katz

From the astounding to the downright unbelievable, this little volume of mind-blowingly tiny artworks showcases the talents of 24 artists from around the globe. Makers, crafters, art enthusiasts, and fans of tiny works will delight in this homage to all things infinitesimally small. Replete with more than 200 images of miniature masterpieces— including intricately carved pencil leads, fantasti... read more

From the astounding to the downright unbelievable, this little volume of mind-blowingly tiny artworks showcases the talents of 24 artists from around the globe. Makers, crafters, art enthusiasts, and fans of tiny works will delight in this homage to all things infinitesimally small. Replete with more than 200 images of miniature masterpieces— including intricately carved pencil leads, fantasti... read more

Pantone List Ledger

LLC Pantone

Four notepads (and a coordinating pencil!) neatly bound within a smart-looking hardcover portfolio emblematic of PANTONE's iconic brand make keeping lists and to-dos a brilliantly colorful business.

Four notepads (and a coordinating pencil!) neatly bound within a smart-looking hardcover portfolio emblematic of PANTONE's iconic brand make keeping lists and to-dos a brilliantly colorful business.

Agile M&A: Proven Techniques to Close Deals Faster and Maximize Value

Kison Patel

Corporate mergers and acquisitions (M&A) professionals — whether they work at banks, in corporate development groups, or integration teams — often complain that their industry is falling behind in modern process solutions. While M&A is becoming an increasingly accepted first-line growth strategy for companies around the world, and deal volume continue to set jaw-dropping new records quarter to... read more

Corporate mergers and acquisitions (M&A) professionals — whether they work at banks, in corporate development groups, or integration teams — often complain that their industry is falling behind in modern process solutions. While M&A is becoming an increasingly accepted first-line growth strategy for companies around the world, and deal volume continue to set jaw-dropping new records quarter to... read more

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