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Taylor Gittings


Taylor Gittings is a designer who seeks to solve creative challenges through visual communication, product design, and a rich color palette.



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With the encouragement and assistance of her grandmother, Taylor grew up with art as a pillar of her education. From painting classes to drawing on lunch bags with her great uncle, she was always making something. When her drawing of her elementary school was chosen to be featured on the 2002 yearbook cover, she leaned into her newly found fame as an artist and pursued a creative career. For most of her youth her career of choice was that of an interior designer. However, she began to realize that may have been heavily influenced by Candice Olsen and "Divine Design" on HGTV. It wasn't until a representative from the University of Cincinnati's college of Design, Art, and Architecture (DAAP) gave her high school a preview of all majors offered and she was sold on industrial design immediately. 

Industrial design offered a breadth of options that included critical thinking, creativity, and a little bit of business at the same time. Her time at UC has been a constant learning experience. She gained school pride as a campus tour guide, part of a concert planning team, and a member of a sorority. She gained industry knowledge by alternating semesters in school and working full-time. Her work experience has enabled her to meet wonderful people from across this country and the world.  She has created products that have been or will soon be on the market worldwide for companies that truly invested in her growth as a professional. 

Her experience as an undergraduate is just the beginning of what will be a lifelong journey to create positive experiences through design. She is looking forward to seeing where this next part of life takes her and her talented group of classmates.