Today we’d like to introduce you to Taylor Weaver.
Taylor, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
3 months after college graduation I packed up my car and drove from Alabama to sunny San Diego with no job in sight. About a month in I landed an internship with a digital agency in downtown SD where I was eventually hired on full-time and worked for 3 years designing and building websites. Soon after that I was hired on as the in-house designer for Palomar health where I got to work on many projects ranging from billboard to digital designs.
While at Palomar Health I discovered my love for hand-lettering. I follow many artists on Instagram and began watching tutorials and took a few Skill share classes. One of my favorite hand-letterers held an iPad lettering workshop in San Francisco. I bought a ticket to the workshop and a plane ticket immediately and haven’t put my apple pencil down since!
I use an iPad pro to create most all of my hand-lettering work. My projects are created to communicate personal thoughts, fun quotes, and scriptures that I post on Instagram weekly.
Can you give our readers some background on your art?
I am a graphic designer and hand-lettering artist. I like to create joyful branding experiences by using creative typography, fun colors, and patterns.
My hand-lettering is my personal creative outlet that I also get to do professionally. My Instagram account mostly shows my hand-lettering work that I create on my iPad pro with an apple pencil. I use an app called Procreate to draw and letter in. I mostly letter fun quotes, personal thoughts/experiences, and scripture.
The main message of my art is just to share about my life and experiences. I want to connect with others that have had the same or similar experiences while creating a beautiful finished product that is enjoyable to look at. I hope that my work is uplifting, funny, and sparks fun memories in people. I hope it makes them feel good.
My inspiration is the human experience and beautiful aesthetics. I don’t want to just create a beautiful piece of work, but I want it to connect with someone and mean something to them too.
I hope people look at my work and get excited about it. I hope it sparks a drive in them to create something wonderful that they love and are passionate about. I hope it is motivating to other artists and connects with people who just love to look at art too.
What would you recommend to an artist new to the city, or to art, in terms of meeting and connecting with other artists and creatives?
Get on Instagram and start interacting with your community of artists. Whether you are a hand-letterer, graphic designer, watercolorist, sign painter, etc. Everyone is on Instagram and everyone has something to share and connect about. I participate in 2-3 hand-lettering challenges a week where other artists email creative prompts that you complete then post on Instagram. Once posted you hashtag your work with whatever hashtag the artist uses and it connects you with other artists that completed the same challenge that you can interact with. Either by liking commenting or following them! It’s fun and most importantly keeps your creative juices flowing.
What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
All hand-lettering and illustration pieces can be found on my Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/taylorelisa/
Other design work is on my website: http://taylorelisa.com/
- Website: http://taylorelisa.com/
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/taylorelisa/
- Facebook: Taylor Elisa Weaver