Starting at a very early age, Jeffery A. Taylor began his understanding and passion of the arts. Recalling from his Mother at the age of 3 drawing the pet bird in a high-chair. From that point on there was no question about how the arts would influence the rest of his life.
By the age of 10, Jeffery was designing cars and houses with a drawing board that his Father bought him. This was probably the best gift that any parent could have ever bought for a young artist. This was to be the start of things to come.
In his junior high years attending Stevenson Jr High in Westland, his art teacher saw a promise in his work. He then entered Jeffery’s work in several local art contests through Wayne county. His artwork won him Gold Key Awards in almost every contest.
He continued this creative edge attending John Glenn High school in Westland. Where learning consisted of designing cars, aircraft, spacecraft, building model homes, model spacecraft and various other creations. His talents required more challenging aspects in the arts. Therefore after graduating in 1981, he attended the Center For Creative Studies in Detroit.
Working through the Industrial and Automotive Design programs, and now completing his BFA degree. Jeffery started right into the business world in 1986. Those were challenging times in the job market but he persevered and obtained a job as a Assistant Production Director and Assistant Engineer at MicroCraft in Novi Michigan.
The company designed and built various electronic mirror switches and electrical components for all automotive manufactures. Using his talents and skills, Jeffery significantly helped to reduce the scrap rate and increased volume and profits.
Jeffery continued along his career path, moving to companies such as AM General in Livonia, Michigan. Working in the defense industry as a Project Leader, Coordinator and Graphic Designer & Illustrator. He then went on to work briefly at Ford Motor Company in the same support however, opportunities continued to arise.
After a sincere networking attempt to work for the Space Agency. He received a vacancy announcement from The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as a Graphic Designer at Moffiet Field California. Which is now the Ames Research Facility, located East of Oakland.
At that same time he was also tapped by Detroit Diesel Corporation in Detroit, Michigan. DDC had just been purchased by Roger Penske. DDC in the midst of restructuring the company was looking for Graphic Designers & Illustrators to facilitate their ILS/STS contracts with the Government.
Jeffery agreed to accept the position at DDC. Working not only on the military side, but also on the commercial side. Supporting concept design, and illustrations for Series 60, 50, 55, 2 cycle and the MTU product line. Also managed production line assembly instructions drawings (AIDS). He soon became a project leader at DDC in the Penske organization.
After leaving Detroit Diesel, Jeffery continued along his career path. Staying in the automotive & industrial design areas working for various Advertising and Marketing agencies throughout Metro Detroit. Being heavily involved in the Aftermarket, Publications, Design and Illustrations. His career placed him in a Directors role managing daily business activities creating new business and exceeding expectations in every endeavor he’s been given.
As creator of Taylor Design Studios, Jeffery also is on the Board of Directors for GTIM Ministry as their Graphics Director and also Service Works II as the lead Graphics Director. And also the lead Graphic Designer/Director for Synergy Dance Academy in Plymouth, Michigan, Also recently added as a sub-contractor to Tipping Point Education.
Jeffery also continues to work with youths in the arts. Mentoring and exercising their talents for their futures.