Born and raised in San Francisco, California, Taylor graduated from the Art Institute of California – San Francisco with a Bachelors of Science in Visual and Game Programming with a specialisation in narrow artificial intelligence.
Taylor forged his career with the LeapPad, FarmVille, Mafia Wars and Zynga Poker before moving to New Zealand. After working across 4 departments (animation, layout, motion capture, and previsualisation) for over 15 films at Weta, he made a living creating interactive installations, music videos and short films.
After consulting for a number of creative start-ups he pivoted to the education sector, writing the diploma strategy for Game Art, Design, and Development for ACG Education. He co-owns ProjectR VR which provides shared working spaces for AR/VR/MR start-ups and studios and he is a co-founder of Mixt Studios which is a service provider of immersive and interactive content.
Currently he works at Massey University in New Zealand as a lecturer and academic in visualisation and visual effects.