Taylor Downes received formal training at Columbus College of Art & Design and obtained her BFA in Industrial Design. She joined Evo in 2007 and worked in the Connecticut studio for four years. After a number of years at Design Central and FITCH in Columbus, Downes rejoined the team at Evo in 2014 as Vice President to launch the Ohio office where she is responsible for leading all business development and managing major accounts. Downes’ specialty is managing research and design and working with engineering to ensure innovation happens.
Downs will talk about why design matters at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, at the Canzani Center at Columbus College of Art & Design (60 Cleveland Ave.). The event is free and open to the public. It is part of a special program within the Beeler Gallery Visiting Artists & Scholars Series called Creative Economy in the Capital City: A Design & Branding Series. The program will highlight Columbus’ rich history of design, branding, and innovation and will be on most Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in March and April.