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Taylor Shipton
Assistant Teaching Professor
Portrait of Taylor Shipton
Department of Graphic Design
21A Borland

Taylor Shipton is an assistant teaching professor within the Graphic Design program at Penn State. She received both her bachelor's and master's degrees in graphic design from Penn State, where she also received the Creative Achievement Award during her graduate studies.

Shipton has a background in experiential design, design photography, and communication design. Her work focuses on the interactive experiences of the user, applicable to both analog and digital design environments, and how these experiences influence one’s information comprehension.

Along with instructing her students, Shipton continues her practices within her own studio, founded in 2017. Her studio specializes in experiential and communication designs, often providing content and design work for multiple departments located on Penn State’s campus. Her design work has been published in Graphis Magazine and has been featured in a number of exhibitions.


B.A. in Graphic Design, Penn State (2017)

M.F.A. in Graphic Design, Penn State (2019)

Courses Taught

GD001S: First-Year Seminar in Graphic Design
GD101: Thinking Creatively: Defining Problems, Solving Problems, and Generating Ideas in Graphic Design
GD300: Design Photography
GD302: Applied Communications
GD405: Advanced Studio (Minors)

An image from Taylor Shipton's graduate exhibition.
An image from Taylor Shipton's graduate exhibition.