Hi, I’m Liv. I’m a visual communicator and researcher and I’m fascinated by how the internet is changing our perception, and how we see, search and feel

Recently I’ve been sharing research and insight with brands, agencies and studios to help shape their visual design, editorial and strategy work. I’ve worked on projects for, and consulted for clients including The Liminal Space, Google, BlinkInk, Franklin Till, Ennismore, forpeople, The Wellcome Trust, Nike, BBC and Selfridges

I also teach on the University of Brighton Visual Communication course, where I encourage multidisciplinary approaches to image making and visual research in order to solve problems and tell stories. In 2019 I curated an exhibition, Representing Realness, exploring  contemporary image making and illustration in an age of prozac, selfies and #metoo

Hi, I’m Liv. I’m a visual communicator and researcher and I’m fascinated by how the internet is changing our perception, and how we see, search and feel

Recently I’ve been sharing research and insight with brands, agencies and studios to help shape their visual design, editorial and strategy work. I’ve worked on projects for, and consulted for clients including The Liminal Space, Google, BlinkInk, Franklin Till, Ennismore, forpeople, The Wellcome Trust, Nike, BBC and Selfridges.

I also teach on the University of Brighton Visual Communication course, where I encourage multidisciplinary approaches to image making and visual research in order to solve problems and tell stories. In 2019 I curated an exhibition, Representing Realness, exploring  contemporary image making and illustration in an age of prozac, selfies and #metoo

Hi, I’m Liv. I’m a visual communicator and researcher and I’m fascinated by how the internet is changing our perception, and how we see, search and feel

Recently I’ve been sharing research and insight with brands, agencies and studios to help shape their visual design, editorial and strategy work. I’ve worked on projects for, and consulted for clients including The Liminal Space, Google, BlinkInk, Franklin Till, Ennismore, forpeople, The Wellcome Trust, Nike, BBC and Selfridges.

I also teach on the University of Brighton Visual Communication course, where I encourage multidisciplinary approaches to image making and visual research in order to solve problems and tell stories. In 2019 I curated an exhibition, Representing Realness, exploring  contemporary image making and illustration in an age of prozac, selfies and #metoo

Liv Taylor

Has image search made us nostalgic?… In the age of Instagram, how do brands and organisations express themselves in innovative and meaningful ways?… How can we neutralise the language that is coded into online search?… What does a collective conscious look like?… Why can’t I focus on one thing at a time?… Can we design knowledge systems that are open-source and open-minded rather than hierarchical and elitist?… What does the collective conscious look like?… What do our #s tell us about our psychology?… How can we code hope and optimism?…

My Ongoing Research

I want to reveal metadata: the hidden languages, histories and sentiments that are coded into our visual world – from our museum archives and our Instagram collections, to our learning environments and living room walls.

Through my process, I’ve been experimenting with existing everyday technologies to capture and archive my research, which connects high and low culture, the established and unexpected

I’m grounded by principles of collaboration, conversation and empathy and hope to design processes that can foster this way of working.

Learn more about my thinking at Atelier Index

Read about the Representing Realness exhibition

Visual Brain

More coming soon…

Work With Me

I work with creative, strategy, and production teams to fast-track and innovate their projects.
Whether conducting research and gathering insight, finding talent or material for creative direction, or developing concepts and storytelling, I draw upon my own expertise as well as up to the minute cultural and historical material.

I am happy to embed myself in existing teams for more long term projects, connect my network to find the right people for a brief,  or deliver concise and rapid visual and cultural research via Brief → Research →  Brief.

My Specialisms 

Visual Strategy and Direction
Research and Insights
Creative Workshops and Education
Editorial Content and Social Planning

Get in touch to collaborate on bespoke research, visual storytelling or playful workshops and talks.

Essays I’ll Never Write

The Lanyard as a Symbol of Institution
Seeing Clearly: Natural Images to Promote Retinal Display Performance
The Divine Lexicon of the Internet
Invisible Boundaries: Personal Space on the Underground
Vaping: A Modern Shisha Ritual

*Special project coming soon…

Work With Me

I work with creative, strategy, and production teams to fast-track and innovate their projects.
Whether conducting research and gathering insight, finding talent or material for creative direction, or developing concepts and storytelling, I draw upon my own expertise as well as up to the minute cultural and historical material.

I am happy to embed myself in existing teams for more long term projects, connect my network to find the right people for a brief,  or deliver concise and rapid visual and cultural research via Brief → Research →  Brief.

My Specialisms

Visual Strategy and Direction
Research and Insights
Creative Workshops and Education
Editorial Content and Social Planning

Get in touch to collaborate on bespoke research, visual storytelling or playful workshops and talks.

My Ongoing Research

I want to reveal metadata: the hidden languages, histories and sentiments that are coded into our visual world – from our museum archives and our Instagram collections, to our learning environments and living room walls.

Through my process, I’ve been experimenting with existing everyday technologies to capture and archive my research, which connects high and low culture, the established and unexpected

I’m grounded by principles of collaboration, conversation and empathy and hope to design processes that can foster this way of working.

Learn more about my thinking at Atelier Index

Read about the Representing Realness exhibition

Visual Brain

More coming soon…

Essays I’ll Never Write

The Lanyard as a Symbol of Institution
Seeing Clearly: Natural Images to Promote Retinal Display Performance
The Divine Lexicon of the Internet
Invisible Boundaries: Personal Space on the Underground
Vaping: A Modern Shisha Ritual

More coming soon…

Stay in touch

Email me at liv.f.taylor@gmail.com
Follow me on Instagram or Twitter

Has image search made us nostalgic?… In the age of Instagram, how do brands and organisations express themselves in innovative and meaningful ways?… How can we neutralise the language that is coded into online search?… What does a collective conscious look like?… Why can’t I focus on one thing at a time?… Can we design knowledge systems that are open-source and open-minded rather than hierarchical and elitist?… What does the collective conscious look like?… What do our #s tell us about our psychology?… How can we code hope and optimism?…