Justin Taylor's Portfolio

With a long background in Airstream restoration and customization,Justin has experience with restoring hidden gems and transforming modest travel trailers into innovative works of art. His insights into the world of mobile marketing can help companies grow their brand by building unforgettable display trailers for any event. His expertise has been developed and refined over generations in the field. Here is a small glimpse at projects he worked on before creating his new mobile venture, ESK Productions. The following sections exhibit his wide range of abilities and shows examples of what can be done with an aluminum shell and some imagination.

 
 
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NOTABLE WORK DONE AT TDHH

Taylor Design Healthy Homes, a family-owned business, created top-of-the-line living environments. Concentrating on building for people that had extreme allergies and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), these environmentally friendly, chemical-free "green trailers" were constructed with the highest standards and safest materials on the market.

They brought designs to life by turning ageless beauties into cutting-edge living environments. Not only were their units environmentally sound and chemically clean, they were beautifully crafted. Healthy Homes specialized in interpreting the imagination of each client to assemble a harmonious collection of elements and represent the client's personality aesthetically. Great attention was given to the client's lifestyle and personal rhythms as well, to construct the best arrangement of forms within the available space of their trailer. They paired age-old design principles with modern technology to create the cleanest and safest healing spaces possible.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES 

As owner of Healthy Homes, Justin Taylor assumed every role needed to keep the company growing. As lead fabricator and designer he met with clients, developed floor plans with detailed wiring schematics, and physically produced each project from start to finish. Doing all fabrication in-house meant everything went through Taylor's hands, but his specialties really shown through with welding, flooring, and polishing. 

Having welded since the age of 16, his work with metal is well-developed and exemplary. This talent was indispensable since repairing or building custom frames, working with sheet metal, and creating specialized Airstream parts was a daily necessity. Laying floor from hardwood to tile is another forte of his, highlighted in every trailer that rolled off the Healthy Homes lot. It is his polishing techniques which may be most impressive of all, and the easiest to see!  Creating flawlessly smooth skins and mirror like finishes on timeworn units is quite the feat. He takes pride in every step of the process and every detail he touches. No matter the task, Taylor's craftsmanship is hard to match, and compliments Airstream travel trailers to perfection. 

 
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SYNOPSIS

Inspired by the client's need to live both on and off the grid, this trailer was outfitted with luxuries necessary for a truly nomadic lifestyle. Built as more than just a pretty face, this "green" trailer was constructed with extremely low VOC products and high-quality building materials which make the interior feel like home. The layout was strategically planned out to fit every asset and amenity comfortably within the Airstream's aluminum walls.   

FEATURED DETAILS

This 20' classic was outfitted with two 68 watt flexible solar mats and a massive battery pack to make off-the-grid living possible. It has a gas/electric refrigerator and 3 burner electric cook top allowing for home cooked meals in any location. The gas/electric heat and AC make it possible to live comfortably in any climate, during any season. Over 40 gallons of fresh water storage, a filter system, and washer/dryer combo means living on the road can become a never-ending vacation. With comforts like built-in audio with MP3 capabilities, an office desk, and even a bike rack, there is not much more you could need. Skilled spatial planning makes all of these amenities available in a space smaller than you would've thought possible. A charmingly compact trailer ready for any adventure. 

 

SYNOPSIS

As uncommon as they are, we feel privileged to have worked on as many '20 Globetrotters as we did at Healthy Homes. This trailer in particular was an extremely rare find. With not even a blemish in the shell, everything aside from the frame was virtually flawless and original. Designed to utilize traditional colors of the South West, we incorporated as many natural tones and elements as we could. 

FEATURED DETAILS

Unique blue and tan, baked enamel aluminum was used for the interior skin of this Arizona bound trailer. Every inch of the furnishings were fabricated using scraps of metal. Very little waste was made to form intricate woven details and matching cabinet insets across the layout. To personalize the space further, cowling inspired refrigerator fanned insert, and Airstream emblem valance lighting to highlight the bamboo woodwork. All of the details in this space reflect the high level of technical skill and creativity Taylor possesses.

 
 
 

NOTABLE WORK DONE AT NOMAD

Unlike Taylor Design Healthy Homes which focused on more basic, single family dwellings, at Nomad the clients were companies looking for over-the-top marketing spaces and high-end habitations. This type of clientele called for a high level of creativity, innovation, and the ability to work with large budgets to create Airstream marvels.

Some of their most notable projects featured impressive side openings, large vinyl wraps, and custom stainless steel or exotic wood furnishings. These unique trailers proved that vintage Airstreams can handle just about anything thrown at them. One of the brains behind their production from 2013-14 was our very own Justin Taylor. He played an integral part in the design and executions of a number of Airstream projects from general repairs to complete overhauls.    

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Managing over a ten person crew meant keeping track of every stage of production at once. Careful planning to keep projects on budget and schedule was a necessity. From meeting with clients, to constructing floor plans, executing finished details to helping with grunt work, everything was done to help the team succeed on a project at all costs. 

 

The following portfolio highlights trailers that Justin Taylor has worked on directly when employed by Nomad Airstream. We do not take ownership of these projects as a whole, and only wish to showcase the skills and knowledge he applied for their successful completions. 

 
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SYNOPSIS

If you didn't know any better, you might mistake the interior of this fabulous trailer for a five-star hotel room, not the inside of a vintage Airstream. The client had a need for a luxurious guest suite on their property. Based on the overall concept and design for this colossus, we had quite a time figuring out how we would pack necessities like two standard-size queen beds and a large central bathroom in an Airstream. Solution? Take two near-totaled trailers and make a single triple-axle behemoth that could be towed from both ends. With its crisp white color scheme and solid Oak details, this trailer was built to highlight its surroundings and incorporate all the comforts of a beach house on the Cape. 

FEATURED DETAILS

Since this particular trailer was staying put, solid wood furnishings and ceramic tiles were able to be used. Both rooms mirror each other with matching custom Oak bed and side table built-ins. The spacious rooms open through rounded pocket doors to an even larger bathroom area. White subway tiles were painstakingly cut and installed to follow the curves of the Airstream's walls. The wheel wells are creatively masked as a shower seat and storage behind the full-size toilet. A floating glass shower became the Belle of this ball, keeping the sight-line open and highlighting the unique architecture sitting behind the glass. From initial design to on-sight delivery and installation, every step of this process was overseen or worked on by Taylor in some way.

 

SYNOPSIS

This trailer is proof you can build an amazing trailer on a budget. With its original skin left intact and broken windows replaced with sheet metal, a little innovation goes a long way. The need to create a wider entry resulted in a small gullwing door at the rear of the trailer. This bright red addition adds not only practicality, but a massive WOW factor. Keeping the floor plan empty offers versatility for a nomadic stylist, leaving space for professional equipment and a lounge to be set up and rearranged at will.

FEATURED DETAILS

From any angle, inside or out, you can't look at this trailer without seeing red. A lacquered Ferrari Red, gull-wing opening became the highlight of this trailer. A matching back door and awning carry the accent color further for a huge visual impact. Mirror-like finishes, plenty of lighting, an open layout, and durable easy-to-clean flooring make this space perfect for a mobile salon. Where Taylor's talents shine most in this Airstream, is the diamond-in-the-rough end cap he installed. Left bare aluminum, it offers a unique mirrored work space and bounces light brilliantly around the interior. This feature draws clientele into the stylish, industrial space and gives hairdressers a highly polished surface to show them every reflected angle imaginable.

 

SYNOPSIS

One of the most technical projects Taylor has worked on to date, this party on wheels is a bundle of entertainment features. The limits were pushed to incorporate all the details needed to bring this tiny “Mobile Bar” to life. Using the smallest Airstream possible, this Bambi had to be meticulously planned out to allow for proper weight distribution of liquids and equipment. Although small, this trailer needed to hold heavy stainless steel, restaurant grade cabinetry, a slew of bartender appliances, and be fully stocked for each event. This meant creating a solid frame from scratch to ensure a stable base. Once completed, this unit was ready to pull up to any venue location and offer guests an unforgettable experience.

FEATURED DETAILS

The impressive side opening isn't the only memorable element worth noting! From custom color mood lighting and a built-in sound system, to a solid African mahogany bar top and the ability to hold and transport over 300lbs of beer or two kegs, this little trailer packs quite the festive punch. Polished kegs on the exterior connect to beer taps reaching through the outer shell, and speakers built into the gullwing spread music far and wide. With little effort, pulling up to a function ready to dispense ice cold beer can now be a thing of beauty.

 
 
 

NOTABLE WORK DONE AT VT BARNS

Vermont Barns, a division of The Wadsworth Company located in Stratton Vermont, specializes in crafting traditional post and beam structures and furnishings. They work with high-end clientele to produce everything from beautiful timber frame mansions to modest additions and complimentary furniture. By combining old-world building traditions with modern equipment, they create amazing works of art that will last for decades. This dedication to quality work inspired by time-tested methods is something we hold above all else at ESK Productions.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

At Vermont Barns, Taylor was given a wide range of responsibilities from managing a five man crew to heading his own side projects. Some of the most prominent examples being a timber frame trellis, cupola design & fabrication, vintage chair lift restoration, and a handful of reclaim floor installations. This experience taught him new techniques and gave him the chance to work with rare or unique woods. He was able to expand upon his custom woodworking skills and incorporate rustic timber frame style carpentry and furniture into his repertoire.