Christine Taylor

Christine Taylor

Brand Art Director

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As a creative professional I have worked in a few different markets including news, music journalism, fashion, editorial and now lifestyle advertising/commerce and branding. I have been wearing a few hats while freelancing the past year, but am looking to focus my skills in a FT position at an outdoor company working on editorial content marketing, art direction, special brand awareness projects, ambassador marketing (my specialties). I create dynamic community-based projects that tell the story of the human condition to inspire and connect with consumers on a deeper level thus developing brand loyalty. My last position was as Photo Art Director in branding of Core77's Hand-Eye Supply - a popular niche design/workwear brand out of Portland, OR. for 'makers of the modern era'. Because of my work at Hand-Eye Supply they're brand became globally known and with a strong customer base in the Japanese and European markets. Though Hand-Eye Supply is a mostly (not entirely) male workwear and design brand, I am highly involved in high fashion and design as an art practice. I am particularly interested in finding a role that needs more focus placed on advertising to the female customer, thus wants a female leader to be on the strategy, marketing, producing and art teams.

As a School of the Art Institute of Chicago alumni, I give talks about my work and industry around the country to students. Some of the places I've spoken include Oregon State University, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, NYU, Lewis & Clark College, Milwaukee School of Engineering, University of Washington, The Art Institute of Portland and The Art Institute of Seattle. Mostly I like discussing the complexities of creative collaboration, communication, and ethics in commercial photography. I'm super nerdy about keeping up with news, art, fashion, advertising and our natural world and balance a dynamic between commerce and trying to live an authentic life.

Adidas * AIGA Portland * Alarm * American Institute of Architecture Portland * Barsuk Records * Biba Magazine France * Bryce Black * Bodytonic Ireland * Boing Boing * Chicago Public Radio * Chicago Reader * Colors Magazine * Core77 * Dallas Weekly * Demimonde * Design Within Reach * Fact Music * Hand-Eye Supply * Heather Treadway Designs* Ideologic France * INDUSTRY Design * Interlingnage France * Hyperallergenic * Juxtapoz Magazine * Kartel Creative * Kimberly Baker Designs * Milwaukee Journal Sentinel * Nasher Museum * The Nation Magazine * Museum of Contemporary Craft * New York Library * National Public Radio * Orange Press * Oregon Bride * Oxbow Books * Opal Creek WIlderness * Paper Magazine * PILOT New Zealand * Portland Institute of Contemporary Art * Popeye Magazine Japan * Portland Mercury * Portland Monthly * Ridinghouse Publishing UK * Rolling Stone Germany * Seattle Art Museum * Seattle Magazine * Seattle Stranger * Seattle Times * Stefan Sagmeister * Sundaram Tagore New York * Sword & Fern * Rykodisc Records * SF Bay Guardian * Spin Magazine * Subpop Records * Thirty Tigers Record Label * Type Records UK * Urb Magazine * Vaya Creative * VH1 * Vision Magazine China * Vogue India * Vogue Italia * Wafaa Bilal Studio * West Coast Shoe Co. * Wall Street Journal * Willamette Week * XLR8R * Yeti Publishing