Taylor Sutherland

Graphic Designer

Aspirations and Goals as a Human Being:
To work hard at everything I do, never stop growing, and encourage others to do the same.


Experience, Education and Credentials:
Communication Design at Texas Tech University (Wreck ‘em Tech)


What do you like to do when you’re not working?
I enjoy cooking, hand-lettering, and of course watching Gilmore Girls.


Favorite quote:
How neat is that?!


Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us:
Before I decided to do graphic design, I was actually studying exercise and sports sciences. I wanted to be an athletic trainer. That didn’t last long because I can’t handle injuries. They gross me out. I’m not sure what I was thinking.


Tell us three things most people don’t know about you:

  • I was run over by a car when I was a baby. I broke my femur and had to have a body cast from my armpits down with a metal bar in between my legs. (It’s ok people tend to laugh when I share this information.)
  • I have a birthmark on my right foot that I used to think was a coffee stain. I was really smart when I was little.
  • I have a cat named P Kitty… You know, like P Diddy, but P Kitty. He’s huge so Puff Kitty could work too.


Three words to best describe you:
That’s pretty neat


Anything else you want to share? (family, hobbies, whatever)

  • My sense of humor is a little weird. The weirdest things will just give me the giggles.
  • I have a special talent in messing up photos. For some reason when I see a camera, my face just starts doing weird things. I can’t help it.


What do you like most about Slate Group?
It’s not to often that you get all this neatness in one location! I really enjoy the people at Slate Group. They’ve created such a welcoming environment, they’ve really pushed me to grow in my field, they work hard, and they truly care about helping customers… And they also like to have fun.


What do you like most about your role at Slate Group?
I love the opportunity to be creative and just do what I love with other creatives. It’s really cool to be able to take somebody’s vision and make it come to life. It’s one of the neatest things on the planet.


What has been your favorite project at the Slate Group?
I enjoyed working on the 2015 Slate Group Christmas Card. I loved being able to do what I enjoy doing most and create something unique. It was also the first time I was able to see the process of something being created from start to finish.