Taylor Roy

Taylor Roy - Designer

San Francisco, CA, United States

Experienced designer (+ avid reader) previously of Chronicle Books | beautiful books on the inside + out, plus 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 creative agencies.
I enjoy working directly with authors to craft their books, while also partnering with brands on a variety of print, layout and brand design work. My skills include polished typography and inventive organization of information, suited for both fiction and non-fiction, traditional long-form manuscripts, as well as more creative content and layouts. I really enjoy working on eye-catching covers that incorporate photography or thoughtful graphics.

My background begins at Chronicle Books, where I designed covers and interiors within art, lifestyle, travel, food, and creativity genres.
My design process relies on clarity and communication: truly understanding the ideas and messages in order to convey what is most important, through visual and logical hierarchy. With cover designs, I aim to capture your message as well as an audience. More technically, my files and design development are orderly and detailed, so that the final product is consistent, clear, and accurate. I will outline each phase with my quote, and offer quick communication throughout.

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Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Art
Biographies & Memoirs
Career Guides
Entertainment
Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction
Poetry
Short Story

Certifications

  • Chronicle Books Design Fellowship

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 – March, 2017 (about 1 year)

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

Portfolio (10 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Strange, outdated laws from each of the 50 U.S. states—some overturned, some still on the books, and some merely the stuff of legends—are depicted with sly wit by Olivia Locher.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

Museum Exhibit

Tom Brown

This book is a collection of poems written in free form, sonnet, Ottava Rima, Canzone, Ghazal and other forms.

This book is a collection of poems written in free form, sonnet, Ottava Rima, Canzone, Ghazal and other forms.

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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Diana Le
Taylor was so lovely to work with. She was very communicative from the start. She laid out a schedule and always hit our milestones on time. Because she's so creative, she was super fun to collaborate with and she brought so many great ideas to the table. She really understood my book and delivered an interior layout design that really complemented it and brought it to a different level.

Diana Le, July 2021

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