Taylor is

Hello, I'm Taylor.

I'm a digital designer turned front-end developer, and I currently serve as an interactive designer at a major financial company with past experience as a designer and WordPress developer at agencies and startups alike. My expertise ranges from interactive user interfaces to flawlessly delivered dad jokes and Pokémon catching. View Resume

Photo of Taylor A. Cox

You can find me at the point where design and development meet.

Buzzwords

  • JavaScript
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Experience Design
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • User Experience
  • User Interfaces
  • Web Design
  • Wireframing
  • Invision
  • JSON
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Digital Advertising
  • Git/Version Control
  • Github
  • ES6
  • Bootstrap
  • React
  • Public Speaking
  • Sass
  • 2D Animation
  • npm
  • Yarn
  • Digital Photography
  • Web Design
  • Node

Speaking Experience

Suncoast.js Meetup

In an attempt to bring value to the age-old debate and to expand my skill set in the tech industry, I spent the past year transitioning from the title of graphic designer to front-end developer. At this event, I discussed my journey, my time spent at a coding bootcamp, and the positives and negatives of having a background in design as a developer.

CMS Summit 2018

To expand my skill set in the tech industry, I spent the past year or so transitioning from the title of graphic designer to front-end developer and confronting the age-old debate of "should designers learn to code?"

Sure, the two roles are closely related, but how do you make that pivot in a short amount of time? Do you completely abandon your past life as a designer and fully embrace your newfound love of development or embrace their coexistence?

This talk discusses my journey, how I made the pivot between the two careers, and the positives and negatives of having a background in design as a developer.

Suncoast Developers Guild Crash Courses

Learn how to get started styling your HTML projects with CSS (cascading style sheets).

Suncoast.js Meetup

It’s a common occurrence in the code community, and most people don’t even know they’re doing it. Let’s dive into the top mistakes developers make when interacting with one another and how to become a more encouraging communicator. This talk included familiar triggers that dishearten coders, ways to be more cognizant of your communication methods, and how to foster a more inclusive environment in the workplace and community at large.

JoomlaDay Florida 2019

Creating responsive layouts is getting easier and easier with the likes of CSS Grid, Flexbox, and Bootstrap, but which is the right one to choose and why should you use one of these at all? We'll dive into how to get up and running with using these three responsive layout tools, their practical applications, and their future in the front-end design world.

Community Involvement

Co-Organizer

Suncoast Developers Guild hosts kids classes one night per week for a four week period teaching kids ages 8-12 fundamentals of HTML structure, the box model, CSS, typography, JavaScript, and programming.

Co-Chapter Leader

Startup Weekend Mentor
Conference Track Organizer