Taylor Design

Taylor Design is a strategy-based design firm with practices in Architectural Design, Interior Design and Design Strategy; with offices in northern and southern California.


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A+D Partner Spotlight: An Interview with Jamison Delfino

Taylor Design Interior Design Director, Jamison Delfino, sat down for an interview with G|M to discuss what inspired her to become a designer, her passion for healthcare design, and the keys to a successful project.

1. Tell me a little bit about your professional background.

I’m a Southern California native and I was born and raised in Hemet, CA. From a young age, I knew I wanted to be in the architecture and design field because my dad was an architect. Initially, I planned to go to business school and get a marketing degree, followed by a graduate architecture program, but while at California State University Long Beach (CSULB), I discovered their interior design program and fell in love with it. When I was still in college, one of my professors emailed me about an internship opportunity with Taylor Design and I jumped on it immediately and got an interview. I’ve now been with them for 13 years and don’t see myself leaving anytime soon. They are a wonderful firm to work for; I love the work-life balance that I find to be rare for design firms, and I’ve experienced so much opportunity for growth in the time I’ve been there.

2. You mentioned you knew from a young age that you wanted to follow in your dad’s footsteps. How did your father help attract you to design?

Watching my dad create his art at his big drafting table and seeing his drawings come to life was very inspiring to me. I thought it was so cool. He had his own practice, and he would take my siblings and me to work with him. His materials library was like my playground, and I was fascinated by everything. He did most of his work in K-12 education and moonlighted in residential. My mom was also a labor and delivery nurse and when I got into healthcare design, it was sort of this cool unique way that I could connect with both of my parents on the same level.

3. Have you had any memorable or impactful design mentors?

My professors at CSULB helped guide me when I was first discovering the design world. At Taylor Design, I am fortunate enough to have had a handful of mentors who allowed me to the room to grow. Particularly, Allison Couture who helped train me when I first started, and I’m still very close to this day. I also have a handful of current mentors on our leadership team who continue to guide me and feel they always have my best interest at heart.


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