Janet Taylor

Janet Taylor

Somerville, MA, US



I am a graphic designer with expertise in publication and marketing design and have a love of architecture. In my 8 years as a graphic designer, I have designed magazines, collateral, presentation materials, and have managed illustrators, photographers, and interns. My interest in architectural history inspired me to study at Charles Rennie MacIntosh's Glasgow School of Art in Scotland and to take an architecture class at Boston Architectural College. I have also volunteered at the Gropius House in Lincoln, MA.



Phoenix Media Communications Group, Boston, MA, US, Senior Graphic Designer

In my most recent position at Phoenix Media Communications Group, I designed all covers and editorial content for the Portland Phoenix and Providence Phoenix newspapers. I managed illustrators, photographers, and design interns. I also designed covers and editorial content for special publications, the largest of which were the Official Program of the Boston Marathon, and the Official Yearbooks of the Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins. Prior to this position, I was a Graphic Designer in the company's marketing department and worked on materials for sales presentations, collateral, media kits, and sales sheets. My first position with the company was as an advertising designer.

Oct 2004 - Mar 2013

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, US, Registrar's Office Assistant

I assisted students with registration, completed tasks around the office and data entry

Oct 2002 - Oct 2004

AmeriCorps, Colorado, Literacy Coach

I tutored elementary and middle school children to boost their proficiency in reading. I worked in a community center and elementary school, and led a group of kids in the Denver area working on an environmental summer program.

Sep 1999 - Sep 2001


Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA, US, Web Design

I took a Web One class and learned to design websites using HTML and CSS

Sep 2012 - Dec 2012

Boston Architectural College (BAC), Boston, MA, US, Architecture

I completed an Introduction to Architecture course

Sep 2010 - Dec 2010

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, US, Graphic Design

I completed a 2-year Graphic Design program and received a certificate in Graphic Design

Sep 2002 - Aug 2004

Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA, US, Bachelors, English, Art History & Studio Art

I received a BA with a major in English and double minor in Art History and Studio Art

Aug 1994 - May 1998

The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland, Studio Art

I studied photography and painting at the Glasgow School of Art while studying abroad in Scotland

Jan 1997 - Jun 1997

University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, Literature

I studied English Literature at the University of Glasgow while studying abroad in Scotland

Jan 1997 - Jun 1997

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