At David Taylor Design, we’d like you to think of us as your creative super heroes. A team of passionate and talented individuals dedicated to helping you achieve your marketing goals. We’ll protect your brand with our lives because what you stand for matters.
David Taylor Design was born in 2007 when Founder and Creative Director, David Taylor, decided that he’d had enough of the corporate grind. After working hard for everyone else and believing that he could provide clients with better results and service, he decided to strike out on his own. Just a man and a dream. Well, almost ten years later, that dream has turned into reality and now he’s created a company that’s growing by leaps and bounds every year.
With the help of his partner, Tanya Marks, their amazing staff, and their CMP (Chief Motivation Puppy) Pixel, they’ve been making waves all over the tristate area. Over the years we’ve become an award-winning design firm that everyone from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies have come to trust with their marketing and design projects. Want to know more? Check out our bios below, give us a call, or shoot us an email. We promise we don’t have any Kryptonite hanging around the office.
David Taylor is the Owner and Creative Director for David Taylor Design. He founded the company in 2007. He spends his time meeting clients, managing the creative process and keeps the business in tip top shape by pouring his heart, blood, sweat and tears into David Taylor Design. Outside of the office David enjoys a good ol' fashion karaoke night after a jam session (on guitar or piano) with his two daughters.
David used to perform in the circus doing high wire, fire eating, balancing and juggling and was invited to run away with the circus.
Tanya Marks wears many hats at David Taylor Design. As a Partner, her role encompasses everything from Business Development to Human Resources. Basically, anything that needs getting done she does it. With a B.S. in Business Administration and a Concentration in Marketing, Tanya's goal is to work closely with clients and strategic partners to ensure they're receiving the best service possible. With over 20 years of experience in the customer service, Internet, video production, and financial services arenas, Tanya has worked with a wide variety of clients and companies. Originally from Charlotte, NC, she moved to California during the dot com boom and never looked back. After moving to the NYC area looking for greener pastures, she ultimately landed at David Taylor Design in 2010 and doesn't see leaving any time soon. She loves live music, movies, cooking, eating, reading, hiking and hanging out with friends and family.
Tanya ran (and completed!!!) the New York Marathon in 2013.
Samin Patel is the Senior Web Developer for David Taylor Design. Over the years, he has become the ultimate coding nerd and problem solver. He specializes in HTML, PHP/MySQL, Drupal, WordPress, eCommerce, Stripe, and some things we can't even pronounce. If there is a will Samin finds the way! He is also very close with his family and siblings.
In his spare time, Samin likes to design and develop video games!
Although not as awesome as our newest member Tina, Alan is a Project Manager for David Taylor Design. He recently moved to California and hopes to expand DTD into a nationwide conglomerate. He dabbles in foreign languages, crossword puzzles and is a certified breakfast cereal aficionado in 48 states.
Alan has read an entire dictionary through, and is currently working on a much larger and nerdier dictionary.
Peter is a Project Manager at David Taylor Design. Fresh-faced and straight out of Montclair State University with a B.A. in Communication and Media Arts, he hails from a background of public relations and social media. Outside of work, Peter enjoys traveling the world, creating YouTube videos, hiking, doing yoga, kickboxing and acting.
Peter once made Amy Poehler laugh. It's true. Ask him.
Tina is the newest Project Manager at David Taylor Design. She possesses the rare double whammy of a design degree and a business mind. In her spare time she likes to hike, paint and travel.
Don Secklor is one of David Taylor Design's secret weapons of mass awesomeness! He's our Search Engine Optimization (SEO) expert, Pay Per Click (PPC) guru, and all around Lead Generation captain. With over 20 years of experience in direct marketing and magazine ad sales, Don was around during the birth of the Internet and has been able to translate his skills in print marketing over to the web. He's fun to work with, is patient, and provides excellent customer service. Plus, he's results driven which we think everyone, especially our clients, can appreciate.
Don used to work on the Seaside Heights boardwalk back in high school and college. His game of chance? The Coin Castle!
Tania is a content marketing professional with over 20 years experience. After graduating from Penn State University, she began her career in NYC. She started as a sales executive when online advertising was just an "infant", but quickly discovered her talent and passion for marketing and has been doing it ever since.
She has worked for some great companies (Time Warner, AOL and Scholastic) and is proud to have seen success in her field. Tania likes to work collaboratively - she truly believes that every new idea is generated from the influence of others.
Tania is also a Girl Scout leader, she sings in the church choir, and is currently writing a children's book inspired by her daughter.
Tania is also a part-time chef, catering parties and working occasional events at local restaurants.
Eli Brown is the lead Video Editor and Animation guru for David Taylor Design. He was a director for 12 years and then moved into video production and editing. He's also well versed in animation and has created everything from book trailers to corporate videos during his time here. In his previous career he helped raise over 40 million dollars for PBS with his work on fund raising content. Eli loves to ride his bike and travels frequently with his wife. They also just purchased a new home!
Eli and Tanya used to work together when they both lived in San Francisco!
Pixel is our fearless mascot! We mean fearless because he'd probably let a mass murderer rub his belly if he met him. Hmm, maybe that's not a good thing. He's become quite the dog around town. Everyone loves him. He's friendly, cute, snuggly, and is always up for a good time. He's got a positive attitude and always wins MVP for being the most friendly staffer every month.
Pixel has many aliases including, but not limited to: P-town, Mr. P, Puppy Pants, and Poopy Poo