As Principal and Founder of Taylor & Company, Julie is personally involved with her clients. She focuses on image management, strategic media plans, and media relations. A creative industries professional since 1982, Julie’s career covers every aspect of communication: publicity, marketing, writing, consulting, and editing. Her close relationships with global media outlets ensure pitches are heard, and stories are placed.
Julie served on the National Board of The American Institute of Architects as 2014-2016 Public Director. For her commitment to the design industries, she was granted Honorary Membership from the AIA in 2018; she previously received Honorary AIA status from the Los Angeles Chapter. Julie is the only public relations professional given an Allied Professions Honor Award by the AIA California Council.
Prior to founding Taylor & Company in 1994, she was Director of Public Relations and Communications at Pacific Design Center, which recruited her for that position and relocated her from New York City, where she was a magazine editor for several years.
As an editorial veteran, Julie has first-hand knowledge of editors’ needs and processes. She is presently the West Coast Correspondent for ArchNewsNow.com and Editor of the Society of Architectural Historians/Southern California Chapter News. Julie has published countless magazine articles in trade, consumer, and business publications, and is the author of four books on residential and commercial design. National and international publications interview her on design and business topics.
She is a regular guest speaker for UCLA Graduate School of Architecture, University of Southern California, AIA/LA, Southern California Institute of Architecture, and Society for Marketing Professional Services. She maintains active memberships in AIA, SMPS and Public Relations Society of America, among other professional, design, architecture, and creative associations.
Julie graduated from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, with a BA in Art History.
Quinn Le joined Taylor & Company in 2019 with a thorough background in technology and consumer products. He specializes in media relations and has a passion for story-telling. He possesses a strong track record of connecting stories to diverse audiences.
As Associate Account Executive, Quinn contributes to the smooth operation of account activities and successful implementation of publicity initiatives.
He received a BA in Communication Studies at California State University, Long Beach.
Quinn’s interests include going to art museums, traveling, staying active, perusing book stores, and trying new coffee places.
With a background in media design and production, Alea Ford joined Taylor & Company in 2017 as a Digital Media Coordinator. She organizes and maintains client files, image files, media lists, and distributions, and she archives media placements and manages all social media accounts. Prior to joining Taylor & Company, Alea’s previous media and communications experience included working in the education and marketing industries. She earned her BA in Telecommunications from Indiana University.
Besides media and communications, Alea’s interests are exploring greater Los Angeles and partaking in art and cultural events.
Nina Bye manages the daily workings of the office and provides clients with placements, publication copies, and reprints. Her many years of administrative work contribute to Taylor & Company’s smooth-running office. She worked in the entertainment industry prior to joining Taylor & Company in 1999.