Melissa Paige Taylor, Creative Design Director of sage sublime
Melissa Paige Taylor received her Masters of Science from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2006 and her B.F.A. in Graphic Design from Georgia State in 2000. She joined the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design faculty at Georgia State University in 2009, and served as an Assistant Professor in Graphic Design until 2016. She began sage sublime in 2002, and has been working with a wide range of clients ever since.
Paige’s research interests include user interface design, information visualization, mobile application design, 3D modeling, and interactive multimedia installations. She debuted a multimedia installation entitled “post mortem: visions of life after death” at the Ernest G. Welch Gallery at GSU. Her professional work includes design for websites, web applications, mobile apps, kiosks, print collateral, posters, and branding and identity. She has previously worked as Art Director for the design firms Blue Marble Media and Sojo, Inc., and now works through her own design company, sage sublime. Paige’s client projects have included design for companies and organizations including MSNBC, Verizon, Clearwave, Isha Foundation, Southern Regional Board of Educators, Georgia Department of Education, Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement, author Lynn Cullen, Links Inc., Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Georgia Tech’s School of Public Policy, Georgia-Pacific, and Sea Island, among others. She has taught summer camps through Georgia Tech’s Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics and Computing (CEISMC), where middle and high school students build games and apps for the iPhone. Graphic design for education and non-profits is a focal point of her body of work, and she enjoys helping such organizations communicate their message.
Paige has had designs published in HOW Magazine and Graphic Design USA, though which she won an American Graphic Design Award. Her students from Georgia State University also produced work which has been published in Graphic Design USA. Work she produced for Sojo Inc. won a Silver Davey Award. She has participated in poster presentations at the SIGGRAPH conference in Los Angeles.
When not engaged in her professional practice, Paige enjoys illustrating, creating designs for textiles, and painting. She also has a passion for music, and relishes designing posters, t-shirts, and album art for musicians whenever possible. Her own experimental performance group, Rhinoctopus, won Creative Loafing’s “Readers’ Choice for Best Experimental Group” in 2003 and 2004. Paige lives with her husband Steven in Griffin, Georgia, with their two dogs, a cat, two pigs, and a school of fish. Yoga and meditation are an important part of her life. She volunteers for Isha Foundation, an international non-profit organization dedicated to fostering global peace through individual transformation and well being.