about the designer
Taylor Eggleton | BA Digital Design and Production | BSc Psychology
Hey - I'm Taylor, a Canberra graphic designer and the owner of Origami Graphics.
I love to get creative, immersing myself deeply in creating design solutions which bolster brands, businesses and identities. My background in Psychology and a strong sense of social justice inform my work, and I'm happiest when design brings joy, is functional, or makes people's lives easier. I'm also big on flexibility - and I've built my business so that you can experience professional graphic design solutions by e-mail, phone, or face-to-face. It's that easy.
I’ve worked for clients all over Australia, and you'll find Government agencies, individuals, small businesses, not-for-profit foundations, and large firms in my portfolio. Thanks to experience in a huge range of industries, I understand how to make your collateral as effective as possible. Give me a call or send through a message to have a chat about what I can do for you.
My friends would describe me in a few words: creative, dedicated, and stubborn.
I've been drawing since I could hold a pencil, but I've always been a perfectionist. I remember being about eight years old, coming home from school every day, sitting at the head of our dining table and drawing for 3 hours. Not many of those drawings would see the light of day - if it wasn't perfect, I screwed it up and threw it away. My mother did not enjoy this.
In 2014, I started studying Design (Hons) and Public Relations at the University of New South Wales. After a year I left because I thought art school was (frankly) elitist crap.
After a quick break, I enrolled at the University of Canberra in a combined degree of Psychology and Arts. I chose Design as my first Arts major and Japanese language as my second. While people still get confused when I tell them what I studied, this let me explore all my passions at once and start contributing meaningfully to people's lives - I loved it! I still use everything I learned in psychology to inform my design and client marketing choices today - and my love of Japanese culture has influenced my business name and branding, too ("origami" means "folded paper"!). By the time I graduated in May 2019, I already had a year of my own business behind me, government and university clients, and very high-level skills in industry-leading design applications.
From January through March 2019 I undertook branding work for the Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General and the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth.
In mid-2019, I designed, laid out, typeset and fully hand-illustrated The Boy Who Became Santa Claus by Sydney author Paul Stevens. This was recently featured on Studio 10.
Currently I'm working on a complete branding package for upcoming Melbourne game studio, Studio Drydock; designing publications for Carers Australia; and wrapping up work for Canberra bar Hippo Co. Following graduation from Marie Forleo's B-School and the University of Sydney Centre for Continuing Education, this year's focus is taking Origami Graphics even further.
I looooove Taylor Swift. reputation is an underrated masterpiece.
I have a penchant for collecting Copic Markers. My current count is 150.
You'll often find me working alongside a burning candle with a Youtuber in the background.
I spend most of my downtime cooking, gaming and reading.
I'm trying to grow bonsai right now. I've got an apple and a cherry going. Let's see if they survive the Canberra winter (update: they have survived).
Do I sound like your kind of girl? Get in touch for a quote on your dream project.