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Taylan De Johnette is a Minneapolis based Designer
and Visual artist from Southern California. In 2019
she Graduated with her BFA in Visual Design from the
Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She was
previously a member of the inaugural cohort of
Studio #400 and Public Functionary studios (#285)
in the Northrup King building. She is a 2020-2021
PLACES: Research and Design Fellow, as well as
the 2021 recipient of the Forecast: Early career and
Research Grant award. Taylan currently Leads
the Graphic Design studio at Juxtaposition arts in
North Minneapolis.

Taylan is passionate about the socially innovative
side of Art and Design. She loves storytelling,
translating experiences, and showcasing alternative
perspectives. Her favorite quote is by Social
Entrepreneur and equity Designer, Antionette
Carol: “What many designers don’t realize is that
they have the power to truly create change...we
have the power to develop approaches around
systematic impact, from micro-campaigns to macro
policy changes. Our mode of being moves beyond
visual to intellectual and actionable.”


 



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