Some say I’m…

Energetic, Enthusiastic, Passionate, Type-A (I call it “organized”), Assertive, a Music-Lover (with a Spotify addiction), a DMB Fanatic, a Dog Lover, a Foodie

Which results in…

An animated team-player with creative problem solving skills. A strategic, big-picture thinker ready to tackle the next project. A strong sense of pride in and passion for my work. An exceptionally organized and detail-oriented designer. A go-to resource for the latest in indie rock. A collector of live DMB shows that date back to 1990. A devoted mom of a chocolate lab named Juno. An advocate for ethical eating and a regular supporter of local restaurants.

Throughout my career I’ve worked in a variety of design environments that range from large to small and corporate to creative: global corporations, advertising agencies, small businesses, and individual clients. My work has been just as diverse — reaching numerous mediums including web, interactive, video and print. Along the way I’ve had the privilege to work with many notable brands such as Del Monte Foods, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Highmark (Blue Cross Blue Shield), Papa John’s Pizza, PPG, Swedish Match, Subway and Verizon among others.

I spend most of my time engaged in the creative process — collaborating with others and bringing ideas to life in a visually interesting way. When I’m not working you can usually find me behind my camera honing my photography skills (more often taking the easy route on Instagram!) or making sure my pup earns her keep by working as a therapy dog team at local hospitals.

I invite you to look at some of my work, find me on Linked In, or say hi on Twitter and Instagram.

And now, a few kind words…

“I am so, so happy with how the site turned out. It’s gorgeous, and both fun and easy to work with. Thank you so much for everything!”

Kate Racculia
Kate RacculiaAuthor

“Tara has a broad design sensibility and balances a great aesthetic flair with a disciplined approach to interpreting brand awareness.”

Rick Malis
Rick MalisSales Executive, New Perspective Communications

“You listened and understood what I wanted, even though I had no idea what the end product could be—and look how fantastic it is! Your vision and talents are top notch and I am so thankful and appreciative for all your hard work on this project.”

Chef Kim Smith
Chef Kim SmithOwner, Relish Kitchen + Catering

“Love it, love it, love it! We are simply thrilled with the new website. Thank you for all of the hard work that went into creating it. You’re the best!”

Mary Ellen Bruce
Mary Ellen BruceTechnical Director, DFI