Hi. My name is Monica Taylor, and I’m a Creative Director/Art Director, based out of Portland, Oregon. I’m good at creative-problem solving, concepting and strategy. And I absolutely love brands and branding. Do you have a branding problem? Yummy. Do you need someone to take a look at your strategy at any point and give their 2 cents? I can do that, within your walls or remotely. Do you have a team that needs inspiring or mentoring? I have a lot of success with creatives, especially juniors, who need the time and attention that is hard to find in a typical agency’s workday. Are you looking to work with a grown-up who will work on the behalf of you and your clients, not just themselves? You know what I'm talkin' about. Are you gearing up for a pitch? I can help, as part of your team, to get the work on its feet, and to evaluate the work, critically and carefully. I know what a winning work-wall looks like.
Here are some of the brands I’ve put my thoughts and hands to over the years:
Nike, Target, Old Spice, Monster.com, Starbucks, Swiss Army, Diet Coke, Converse, Powerade, Pepsi, Honda, Acura, Levis, Cadillac, Liberty Mutual, Cigna, American Greetings, Cheerios, Nature Valley Granola Bars, Arby’s, Keen, Brooks, Keds, Kohl’s, The Joe and Katherine Albertson Foundation, Stand Up to Cancer, Starbucks, Careerbuilder.com, Dodge, GM Used Vehicles, the ERA, and a few I may not speak about. Sshh!
Agency-wise, I’ve been lucky to work full-time at Houston Herstek Favat and Mullen, both in Boston, and for a long time, Wieden+Kennedy, Portland.
Other than advertising, I’m a pattern designer and sometime illustrator. I live in a cozy, bohemian, crumbling cottage with my boyfriend and our (as yet) imaginary dogs, Ham and Bananas. My office is pink. My desk is a big round white table. My chair is serious. Come on by if you’re in town.
And please, give me a call if you need something, large or small. I’m here for you and your sweet sweet hot cash money.