Lorna Taylor

General Manager, Master Programmer of Development & Design
Lorna Taylor
  • HTML5 100%
  • CSS 90%
  • Adobe Photoshop 85%
  • Wordpress 97%
  • E-Commerce 90%
  • Customer Satisfaction 100%

Ever since early childhood, Lorna Taylor has always had a passion not only for art, drawing and design, but also for computers. She received her first computer (a Commodore 64) for her 12th birthday. She not only enjoyed the various types of software programs which allowed her to create basic images and graphics, but she also learned simple basic programming. A couple of years later she was able to purchase more software including a basic animation program and a printing program entitled Print Shop which enabled her to get creative with various layouts, images and fonts.

Several years later Lorna attended S.U.N.Y. at Old Westbury where she majored in Business Management. She took a couple of classes in computer programming as she felt that it would prove useful to posses some basic computer skills for the future. It was also during her college years that she was introduced to word processing software programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel.

After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in 1994 she spent the next several years working for Chase Manhattan Bank as a Call Center Sales Representative. During her 5 year employment with Chase Bank she eventually worked her way up to Branch Manager. Although her banking career was a successful one, Lorna’s passion for computers and graphic design was fueled by the growth of the Internet. She knew deep down inside that she was eventually headed for a career change.

In 2000 she purchased a book which taught basic HTML coding, including text sizes, colors, fonts, image adjustment and more. After several months of familiarizing herself with HTML coding, she then went on to discover Javascript. In 2001 she decided to return to school to study graphic design and to sharpen her web building skills. She attended Briarcliffe College where she took classes including Survey Design Concepts, Advertising and Design Communications, Illustrarion, Print and Web Design. She learned programming languages including HTML, Perl, Javascript and PHP, and also studied with various programs including Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, and Quark Express.

For the next several years Lorna worked as a freelance web designer, photgrapher and videographer and video editor, as well as having done print ad work for various publications including The Voice and Time Out NY Magazine. It was in the fall of 2011 when Lorna first met Thomas Piccininni. Little did she know at the time exactly how much her life would change for the better. Lorna is happy to say that working at New Digital Advertising has truly been a rewarding and enriching experience.

Lorna posesses a vast knowledge of several design and development applications such as Illustrator, Photoshop and Dreamweaver. Her Content Management skills include Quick Shopping Cart, BigCommerce, and WordPress. Her knowledge of programming languages include HTML5, CSS3, Javascript and PHP.

In her spare time Lorna enjoys cooking, astronomy,  watching classic movies, & also plays the guitar.

Lorna Taylor’s Recent Blog Posts

Amid All The Chaos, Some Positive News For A Change

  Police And Black Lives Matter Hold A Cookout, And Praise Rolls In (Source: npr.org) Members of the Wichita, Kan., police department spent Sunday afternoon eating and talking with people from the community, at a cookout that was planned with the local Black Lives Matter group. The event was called the First Steps Community Cookout — a reference to its goal of bridging the gap between police and the community they serve. Taking place instead of a protest that had been planned for Sunday, the cookout came about after Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay had a lengthy meeting with activist A.J. Bohannon and other members of the local Black Lives Matter movement. Bohannon told member station KMUW that the cookout gained even more importance after news emerged of a gunman’s deadly attack on police officers in Baton Rouge on Sunday morning. “We can get on the same page and say those things that are in Baton Rouge don’t trickle over into Wichita, Kan.,” Bohannan told KMUW. “My heart goes out to the families, those officers in Baton Rouge, but I think the fact that that did happen makes this event more meaningful. I definitely think this is a start for this community, and I definitely want to keep it going.” Read Full Story Here:...

Web Design Has Come A Long Way

1994 honestly still feels like yesterday to me.  Web Design along with the internet as a whole continues to grow and evolve at an increasing rate.  Just imagine the possibilities of a website 20 years from now.  😉

Lorna's Recent Work

Projects Lorna Has Worked On