We recently sat down with the talented Taylor Daniel, senior designer here at FortyFour, to learn more about what inspires her work, what she loves about Atlanta, and what she drinks at 4:30pm on Fridays.
Where are you from?
What brought you to FortyFour, and how long have you been working here?
I heard about FortyFour when I was making a move from Birmingham, and I was wanting to grow my skill set in digital & UI. FortyFour was attractive because it’s independently owned and run–a place where you could get your hands dirty and learn faster because you could work on both large and small accounts. The creative leadership came from big agencies and companies, so I knew I could learn from those experiences on a more personal level. And 2.5 years later, here I am!
What’s been your favorite client project so far, and why are you proud of it?
I’ve learned the most and done the most with CREDO Mobile. They came to us for help with digital marketing and e-commerce, but as we’ve built a relationship with them, we’ve helped them with their whole brand. The opportunity to define a brand and create the look feel has been awesome. Then, working on the UI of the donations and e-commerce sites–it feels rewarding to be part of a project from start to end.
Tell me a thing you’re weirdly really good at.
I’m hyper-organized, especially at home. If we’re talking design-related, I would say typography.
In another life in a parallel universe, what did you do for a living?
Something related to counseling or psychology. I’ve got good communication skills, and I’m super empathetic.
What do you like most about working at FortyFour?
If you want to commit to learning here, or to finding a way to help the agency grow, you can do it. If you speak up and take action, you can be a key player.
At FortyFour we have a Beer:30 tradition at 4:30pm on Fridays. What’s your Beer:30 cocktail of choice?
Whiskey neat. There are several whiskey lovers here.
End it, once and for all: cats or dogs?
Both! That’s why I got a wiener dog, named Ruby. [Interviewer’s note: we love it when Ruby comes to the office.]
And finally, what’s your favorite thing to do in Atlanta?
I would say going out to the newest restaurant to grab a drink and get a great dinner, but also just walking around all the neighborhoods and checking out different parks.