Taylor Gillis is a designer, illustrator and part owner of Design It Together, just down the street from The Arts Center. Taylor earned a Masters of Arts from the College of St. Rose, Albany, NY. After first obtaining his Bachelor’s degree, Taylor moved to NYC and set out to work as a freelance designer while garnering valuable experience as an intern at a high-profile design agency. At the conclusion of the internship, Taylor moved back upstate to team up with some fellow design majors out of Albany, working collectively on a number of projects for clients in the Capitol Region. In 2009, Taylor returned to St. Rose to earn his Masters Degree when he met up with Ben while sharing a few shifts at the college bookstore to earn extra cash. It was there, during the slow summer months, that they conspired to rent some office space in Troy, and soon after founded Design it Together.
Design it Together is a community-based, eco-friendly print shop located in Troy, NY. We provide professional screen printing and Risograph duplication services, as well as classes, workshops, and self-service screen printing via our Print Lab.
Design it Together also serves as a storefront and production center for Troy Cloth & Paper, a line of apparel, art posters, and stationery designed by D.I.T. founders Taylor Gillis and Ben Karis-Nix.
Additionally, Design it Together provides a performance space for local and touring musicians. Shows at our space have recently expanded to include printing parties, where live music and print stations are made available for participants who attend our combined art & music events.