Matthew W. Taylor
Freelance Creative / Design in Southern California
Interdisciplinary designer with 9+ years of experience across agency, consumer, and technology organizations.
A black and white study with Jason Sutherland Hsu.
Hacking the future of healthcare, clinical research, and the life sciences.
Worked on the Leadership Team collaborating directly with the Founder and CEO. Delivered design and strategy solutions focusing on product launches, iOS applications, the creation of a design system, and a brand refresh.
Began as an in-house Graphic and UI Designer for the Jaguar Land Rover Innovation Lab—serving as a rotating brand and product resource for early-stage startups receiving investment from InMotion ventures. Finished as Product Designer working with the Global Advanced HMI team to deliver the next-generation digital customer experience for the Jaguar I-Pace and Land Rover Defender.
Collaborated alongside the Creative Director to deliver branding, imagery, and design packages across a variety of disciplines for clients including Branch & Cole, Hue Journal, Goodbites, and Madewell.
Interned as an understudy to the Executive Director and Creative Director to create digital content and design assets for clients including Blackberry, DFY Audio, and Husky Liners.
Interned with a regional management group to organize portfolio data, create reports, take meeting minutes, and conduct site visits.
My involvement in this project was holistic—encompassing visual conceptualization, iconography, information architecture, feature definition, wireframing, and design approval.
Fashion editorial commissioned by Water Journal in London, UK.
I served as a location PA and BTS photographer during the Portland shoot dates for the production of Musicbed’s acclaimed documentary MAKE.
Hue Journal is an emerging publication focusing on fashion and interiors. The Aesthetic team was commissioned by their in-house team to produce an editorial for the inaugural issue, in addition to a short video to accompany their Kickstarter Campaign.
"The cloud-computing revolution has at last come for life sciences, thanks to Veeva’s industry-targeted offerings that help companies manage data-intensive processes such as clinical trials, regulatory submissions, and sales operations. The company, which counts leading biopharma companies like Pfizer, GSK, and Moderna as customers, has a market cap of $41 billion and has grown sales at a robust 26% annual rate over the past three years."
"Land Rover Defender infotainment system tops 2020 UX scores to date. In September 2020, SBD Automotive carried out its infotainment expert usability evaluation of the Land Rover Defender cockpit in the UK."
"Part of the word 'transportation' is not just the driving but the feeling of being transported," editor-in-chief Mark Rechtin said. "The moment you get into a Land Rover Defender, you are transported. Every design element gives the aura of journey, safari, moving outward into the world with courage."
"This is one of the most ambitious prizes we offer, dedicated to the best connected technologies we have in the industry. This year, Pivi Pro proved to be unchallenged by any of the competitor’s on-board connected technology, not to mention the simplicity in operation as the driver can focus on driving. Access to 90 per cent of commonly used functions from the display with a maximum of two clicks.”
"At first introduction to Aesthetic, an independent design house based in Portland, we at Darling were immediately impressed. A unique eye for branded beauty, everything they produce clearly demonstrates an ability to use images to convey meaning and tell stories — especially for creative industries. So when they introduced the idea of a limited series featuring female artist interviews, we jumped at the chance to collaborate."