ph. (503) 357-3333 email Taylor_Morrison@yahoo.com
Freelance Writing and Illustration
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 2005 – 2011
Researched, wrote, designed layouts, and created artwork for public outreach projects for their Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services and the NOAA Fisheries Service.
Cricket Chicago Magazine and Marketing Associates 1997
Illustrated magazine articles and advertising pages.
Workshops, Residencies, and Presentations 2000 - 2009
I have customized presentations, workshops, and residencies for students in private and public schools since 1999. The following are the topics that were tailored to fit curriculums; working as an author/illustrator, life drawing, painting, page design, non-fiction writing, Lewis and Clark, surveying, mapping, and art history. Teaching has been praised and recognized by The Oregonian, and many teachers.
Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington 2003 - 2008
Joined the nation’s leading non-profit arts-in-education organization in 2003. Created three programs with Young Audiences; Book Illustration Basics, Mapping and Sketching, Lewis and Clark Accomplishments That Changed the World, and An Author’s Journey: Writing and Illustrating Books
Portland State 2004
Taught life drawing with scientists and historians as part of The Corps of Rediscovery program.
A Good Catch 2011 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Will be available to the public in Spring 2011
Tsunami Warning 2007 Houghton Mifflin Walter Lorraine Books
Natural History magazine’s selection of one of the best books for Young Readers, 2007. Praised by the Kirkus Review and Publishers Weekly.
Wildfire 2006 Houghton Mifflin Walter Lorraine Books
Received a Boston-Globe Horn Book Honor Award in 2006. ( Trained to fight fires by wildfire management agencies.) Research documented by the Associated Press and KGW television in Portland.
Published Books - continued
The Coast Mappers 2004 Houghton Mifflin Walter Lorraine Books
Described as “excellent, entertaining and educational” by American Surveyor Magazine. Well reviewed by The New York Times Book Review. Promoted by the Junior Library Guild. Praised by experts at NOAA.
The Buffalo Nickel 2002 Houghton Mifflin Walter Lorraine Books
Texas Blue Bonnet Master List. Recognized by the Washington Post. Described as “a surprising treasure by an extremely gifted author & painter,” in E-sylum magazine by coin expert Dick Johnson. Recognized as a 2002 N.A.S.C. Quarterly Contributor by the Numismatic Association of Southern California.
The Great Unknown 2001 Houghton Mifflin Walter Lorraine Books
Praised by the Children’s Book Committee at Bank Street College of Education, and expert geologist of Orange County New York.
Civil War Artist 1999 Houghton Mifflin Walter Lorraine Books
Los Angeles Times Best Books of 2001. Praised and used to teach 19th century book illustration by the Rare Book School at The University of Virginia.
Cheetah 1998 Henry Holt
Translated into Korean by Areah Publishers
The Neptune Fountain 1997 Holiday House
One of Smithsonian Magazine’s best books of 1997
Antonio’s Apprenticeship 1996 Holiday House
Selected by the Society of Illustrators in the 1997 Original Art Show
Education and Professional Skills
Bachelors of Fine Arts in Illustration & Animation 1994, Rhode Island School of Design
Proficient with Mac OS X, Adobe InDesign, and Photoshop, Microsoft Word, Power point, scanning equipment and software as well as standard office equipment.
References furnished upon request