“Our new brand design is versitile and fits all our needs...Taylan’s approach to leading the work as well as the end product was incredible! We see why she’s well-sought afer.”   -The Loppet Foundation  


Taylan De Johnette is a Minneapolis-based Graphic Designer and illustrator, who brings over five years experience in crafting diverse branding identities and marketing materials for businesses. Following her education at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, where she received her BFA, she has since spent time collaborating with notable organizations like the University of Minnesota, The Loppet Foundation, Target and the MSP Airport. She is also a consulting partner and project manager at Forecast Public Art.

Clients recognize Taylan’s ability to translate a brands fundamental essence and emotional value, which consistently draws in a diverse range of customers. She’s able to meet multifaceted branding needs by actively delivering an eclectic range of styles across various commercial applications and mediums, including motion design.

She derives inspiration from the simplicity of organic shapes prevalent in everyday life, repurposing them as monograms and symbols. Her bold uses of color and eye for balance assist in crafting brand extensions that enhance her designs. Her style yields brand identity packages that exude an unconventional and playful feel. 

Taylan holds a fervent passion for the intersection of design and social innovation, aiming to merge the realms of art and societal impact. Beyond her design endeavors, she finds joy in crafting watercolor pieces, tending to her indoor garden and embarking on new adventures in fashion and beauty.

Professional Experience

DEC 2022 - 2024
Mango Day Design Agency
Creative Chief Officer & Graphic designer
Minneapolis, MN

MAY-AUG 2023

Informatics Digital Marketing Agency
Graphic designer
Cedar rapids, Iowa

MAY 2023

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, Teaching artists residency
Galpao Applauso Collaboration
Rio, De Janeiro, Brazil

MARCH 2023

Graphic Designer, Motion Graphics
Egobee, Digital Marketing agency
Minneapolis, MN


Grand Marais Arts colony Residency
Public Functionary
Grand Marais, MN

NOV 2020 - FEB 2023

Lead Designer & Teaching Artists
Juxtaposition Arts Design studio
North Minneapolis, MN

MAY 2020 - JUNE 2022

Lead coordination and Administration
Creatives After Curfew Mural Collective
Minneapolis, MN

JUNE 2019 - AUGUST 2019

Brand Design Lab, Inhouse design team
Target Headquaters
Minneapolis, MN

SEPTEMBER 2020 - FEB 2020

PLACES: Research and Design Fellowship
Forecast Arts
Minneapolis, MN  

MARCH 2019 - MARCH 2021

Studio #400 Inagural Cohort
Public Functionary, Artists Residency
Minneapolis, MN

Select Clients 

The University of Minnesota
The Loppet Foundation
The Minnesota Orchestra
Minneapolis/ St. Paul Airport

Minneapolis Institute of the Developing Brain
Juxtaposition Arts
Minneapolis Institute of Art

Forecaste Public Art
CURA (Center for Urban and Regional Affairs)
Minnesota Freedom Fund

The League of Women Voters
City of Eden Prairie
Neighborhood Heath Sources 

South Washington County Telecommunications Commission (Cable television)



Blog: “Designers from JXTA Bring New Life to
Hall’s Cubes.”
Minnesota Orchestra
Minneapolis, MN 

MAY 2022

Mock aircraft design: media coverage
Fox9, Kare11 and Star Tribune
Minneapolis St. Paul int. airport
Minneapolis, MN



Early Career & Research Grant
Forecast Arts
Minneapolis, MN

MAY 2019

Event Speaker: Fund-a-Dream
Minneapolis College of Art & Design
Minneapolis, MN

MAY 2019

NEMMA Magazine Feauture
Studio #400, Public Functionary
Minneapolis, MN


Article Feauture: “What it’s like to be a young
Black artists in the twin cities.”
MN Artists
Minneapolis, MN


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