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Joel Taylor

Graphic Designer - Editor

Highly competent design, communication and management professional with more than 10 years of experience in journalism, health care and corporate communication. Proven expertise in graphic design, web design, content management systems, journalism and communication.


Phone (813) 317-1204
Address 19102 Fishermans Bend
Lutz, FL 33558



Page Designer II2012-2013THE TAMPA TRIBUNE

Page layout, graphic design, writing and copy editing. Designed front page and interior pages of daily newspaper. Created artistic layouts for feature photo-display pages. Graphic design of splash page-top promos on front page. Consultation on redesign of newspaper

Project Manager / Technical Writer - Product Innovation2010-2012UNITED HEALTH CARE

Project management, technical writing, editing, design and creative responsibility in Product Innovation department. Implementation of home-visiting provider programs for health plan clients. Creation of marketing materials for existing and developing campaigns. Development of training and implementation manuals for company products.

Provider Communication Specialist2006 - 2009WELLCARE HEALTH PLANS, INC.

Project manage communications for company initiatives to ensure regulatory compliance. Develop and maintain Microsoft SharePoint intranet server Web sites for operations department of Fortune 500 health care firm. Develop and create professional corporate communication materials for distribution to network of more than 50,000 affiliated doctors.

Editor, East Coast Division / International Division2002 - 2006THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Serve as single point of contact for all news stories posted in the online, east coast edition of The Hollywood Reporter. Review and copy edit all potential news stories for east coast edition. Represent division in daily budget and story allocation meetings. Research and write ad hoc news stories for sister publications in the VNU stable of publications. Liaise with multiple divisions and fact check to ensure accuracy of all submitted stories. Design and production of daily online edition with a circulation of 3,500 subscribers.

Assistant News Editor2000 - 2002THE SUN (SAN BERNARDINO, CA)

Manage news desk staff at 85,000-circulation daily publication. Policy design and implementation to ensure 100% on-time delivery against deadline. Liaise with multiple divisions to ensure accuracy of all submitted stories. Represent copy desk at budget and story-allocation meetings.

Page Designer / Copy Editor1999-2000THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

Page Designer / Copy Editor1997-1999INLAND VALLEY DAILY BULLETIN


Bachelor of Arts, English1996UNIVERSITY OF LA VERNE

Graduated Cum Laude with departmental honors

Masters of Arts, English (course work complete)2003-2006CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE

Degree in in progress. Culminating exam pending.


Adobe InDesignGraphic design, print design

Adobe PhotoshopPrint design, graphic design, web design, GUI photo editing

Adobe IllustratorPrint design, graphic design, web design

Microsoft SharePointContent management system (CMS), web design

Adobe DreamWeaverWeb design

WordPressCMS Development

JavascriptjQuery DOM Manipulation

Microsoft ExcelData management spreadsheet

Adobe FlashWeb-based animation scripting


All News PagesWeb Pages
Tampa Tribune 11/8/2013

Tampa Tribune 11/8/2013News Pages

Tampa Tribune 12/3/2013

Tampa Tribune 12/3/2013News Pages

Tampa Tribune 12/13/2013

Tampa Tribune 12/13/2013News Pages

Tampa Tribune 12/20/2013

Tampa Tribune 12/20/2013News Pages

My Inspired Care

My Inspired CareWeb Pages

Broward County Music Teachers Assn.

Broward County Music Teachers Assn.Web Pages


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Joel Taylor
19102 Fishermans Bend
Lutz, FL 33558


(813) 317-1204