Taylor

Visual Designer
Seattle, WA
$ 29.00
/ hour
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I’m Taylor, a 22-year-old creator living in Seattle, Washington. My earliest memories are from living in Japan until I was 8 when I moved to Washougal, a small town in Washington. I grew up as a secluded person because I found more interest in my own creativity than I did in other people. Instead of school dances and drama, I was selling illustrative t-shirts and making models of boats and houses. I then moved to the city for a college education and was opened to the possibilities of the world.

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I come from a very art-inspired background so my creative roots are in illustration. My drawings have a cartoon/tattoo style and some have actually become tattoos. Although I have sprouted out to many different mediums of creativity, I still enjoy going back to my pen and paper every now and then.

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Tell us why you're the best applicant in under 50 words

In my mind, I am the best applicant because I am ready to learn, travel, and create with others. I have been dreaming of the opportunity to get my brain out there and to share my ideas. Given this would be the best opportunity to further my dreams and creative aspirations, I would simply make the best out of it.

Give us your bio in under 500 words

I’m Taylor, a 22-year-old creator living in Seattle, Washington. My earliest memories are from living in Japan until I was 8 when I moved to Washougal, a small town in Washington. I grew up as a secluded person because I found more interest in my own creativity than I did in other people. Instead of school dances and drama, I was selling illustrative t-shirts and making models of boats and houses. I then moved to the city for a college education and was opened to the possibilities of the world.

1. What's the most courageous thing you've ever done?

My most courageous moment is one that many others can not relate to, but it has forever defined and changed me. After growing up for 18 years in a heavily religious setting, I decided to come out as gay to the people in my life, my family and my friends. I was terrified and uncomfortable and was ready to flee immediately if I needed to. I was expecting to face disappointment and anger, but instead was faced with understanding and love. Although it was the hardest thing I have done, it has resulted in a spike in my happiness and understanding of myself. It has also given me a drive to achieve dreams I thought were impossible as a young boy.

2. How are creativity and innovation related?

In my mind innovation is a product of thinking from another perspective. And to truly think at another angle, you need creativity on your side. Creativity helps guide an idea through new perspectives and conflicting minds to create something unique. And from experience, I find I gravitate towards things unique and eye grabbing. To simplify it, creativity is the process whereas innovation is the solution. They work together.

3. Why do companies need clarity and creativity?

Everything should include clarity, and if you want to attract people, you should also include creativity. Clarity makes information easy. It makes information fast. And in a world where things are becoming quicker and more demanding, clarity’s needed to achieve these goals. If a company or any business lacks clarity, they lack the ability to communicate to their audience. Creativity, with effective clarity, is what sparks the minds of the audience and makes them experience something new.

4. You have 30 minutes of free time. What do you do with it?

With 30 minutes of free time I pop in my headphones, switch on one of my many vibe-y playlists and being illustrating. As I do so, I find myself floating off into a space void of worry, and full of creative possibilities. It’s my happy place :)

5. What is one risky and bold goal in life you have? Or, if you could dedicate your life to solving one problem, what would it be?

My goal that I’ve had since I was young was not to follow the future I was taught because although this christian future sounds nice to certain people, it’s not what I really wanted. I wanted to leave my home, see the world through others eyes, and experience the many diverse wonders hidden in big cities or small towns that I’ve never heard of. And in doing so, I want to make sure that above all things I am learning and growing with others.

6. Explain your creative process

My creative process at the time seems to be a bit undefined. I often begin my projects by trying to identify the boundaries of my possibilities, whether it's the size of a canvas or the amount of time I have to finish. I make sure that I add something different or uniquely personal to whatever I am creating in hopes to make it stand out.

7. What is the best advice that you have been given?

The best advice I have ever received has come in form of experience. I have met many amazing and diverse people that have taught me to avoid looking at things from an isolated perspective. When I took note from them and learned to be more open-minded, I realized that it changed my world drastically. Opportunities opened up and I noticed that my determination and strive to share my perspective increased greatly.

8. What is your definition of creativity?

Creativity to me is a word of infinite possibilities. It’s the only space where daydreams can become realities and where the impossible can be made possible. This future juice creates the new and the innovative. It forces onlookers to take in something new, or think of something differently and is what guided me to where I am today.

9. What 10 songs are on your favorite playlist right now?

Drifting Days - Sedona Sleeping Powder - Gorillaz Frontier Psychiatrist - The Avalanches Come To Me Now - Kevin Morby Your Fine Petting Duck - Devendra Banhart Follow Me (Club Mix) - Aly-Us Sur la voix des champions - Bon Entendeur Slomo - Slowdive Brutalisme - Flavien Berger Mr. Tillman - Father John Misty

10. How do you want people to remember you?

When someone has met me, I want them to remember me as the calm presence I think I am. I want to be a person that is approachable and open, yet interesting and creative. I want to be an open book willing to help and understand others. In a way, comfort is what I want people to associate me with.

Have you been convicted of a crime and/or a felony? If so, what was the offense? State the city, country, and date.

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You should select me because

In my mind, I am the best applicant because I am ready to learn, travel, and create with others. I have been dreaming of the opportunity to get my brain out there and to share my ideas. Given this would be the best opportunity to further my dreams and creative aspirations, I would simply make the best out of it.

Why are you interested in this opportunity?

What are you looking to gain from an opportunity like this?

What would be your goals after completing this engagement?

4. How did you hear about wgi?

Share an example of a time you were most motivated and a time you were most demotivated.

In your opinion, what creates a great culture at a company?

What brands and companies do you admire and why?

What do you do to stay sharp and improve your craft?

What’s your favorite quote?

10. If you could solve one problem in the world what would it be?

Bio

I’m Taylor, a 22-year-old creator living in Seattle, Washington. My earliest memories are from living in Japan until I was 8 when I moved to Washougal, a small town in Washington. I grew up as a secluded person because I found more interest in my own creativity than I did in other people. Instead of school dances and drama, I was selling illustrative t-shirts and making models of boats and houses. I then moved to the city for a college education and was opened to the possibilities of the world.

You should pick me becuase

In my mind, I am the best applicant because I am ready to learn, travel, and create with others. I have been dreaming of the opportunity to get my brain out there and to share my ideas. Given this would be the best opportunity to further my dreams and creative aspirations, I would simply make the best out of it.

Why are you interested in this opportunity?

What are you looking to gain from an opportunity like this?

What would be your goals after completing this engagement?

4. How did you hear about wgi?

Share an example of a time you were most motivated and a time you were most demotivated.

In your opinion, what creates a great culture at a company?

What brands and companies do you admire and why?

What do you do to stay sharp and improve your craft?

What’s your favorite quote?

10. If you could solve one problem in the world what would it be?

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