Edwardian Taylor has always loved to draw. It even came to a point that his parents would hide his crayons from him because when he was out of paper he would draw all over his bedroom walls. He got familiar with the uses of cleaning supplies at an early age, but this never kept him from drawing.
Because his father was in the military and had to move a lot, drawing for Edwardian has been a constant companion. One that always helped him win over friends no matter where he lived. From Hawaii, California, New York, and Texas, Edward kept on drawing. In High School he competed and won many local, state, and national recognition in drawing, painting, and editorial cartooning. Later he went on to get his BFA in Drawing and Painting & BA in Psychology from the University of North Texas. In 2011, Edwardian received his MFA in Arts and Technology from the University of Texas at Dallas, focusing on 3D Animation and Visual FX. While in grad school he worked two jobs, one of which was as TA in ATEC for UTD. After graduating, he stayed on to teach several intro classes, while furthering his education online with CGMA to learn about 2D Character Design and Visual Development.
Edwardian’s early work experiences have mainly been in commercial work and as a storyboard and concept artist. He’s been fortunate to have worked with clients such as Zynga, Mary Kay, 1800PetMeds, Smoothie King, Wendy’s, Leapfrog, Hasbro, Exxon Mobile, Chase Bank, and National Geographic.
Some of Edwardian’s visual development/ character design clients include: NBC Universal, Disney, Nickelodeon, Sesame Studios, Reelfx, Out of Order Studios, Spin Masters Studio, Gaumont Studios and Dreamworks TV.
Edwardian is also a children’s illustrator, who is represented by The Bright Group International/ The Bright Group USA. His first book “RACE!” written by Sue Douglass Fliess, premiered in July of 2017. “It’s Not Jack and the Beanstalk” written by Josh Funk, premiered September of 2017. It’s spinoff “It’s Not Hansel and Gretel” , premiered March 2019. His third book, is a series with author Brian Lynch, “Toy Academy: Some Assembly Required |Book1”, premiered January 2018. And its sequel, “Toy Academy: Ready for Action|Book 2″, premiered January 2019. Edwardian is currently working on “Goldibooks and the Wee Bear”, written by Troy Wilson and another unannounced book.
While being a workaholic, Edwardian enjoys reading massive amounts of comic books, along with drinking massive amounts of coffee. With all this caffeine, Edwardian is available for freelance work. How else will he be able to afford these two expensive addictions? If your interested in visual development freelancing, please message Edwardian on his “Contact Me” page. For illustration, please contact any of his three main agents:
- James firstname.lastname@example.org
- Alex email@example.com
- Nicky firstname.lastname@example.org