Tamara McLean is a fourth-generation American from a traditional Western European heritage. Born in 1970, she is a child of the 70s and 80s who enjoyed a carefree and safe, free-range childhood in the conventional mid-western college town of Stevens Point, WI.
After earning a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, she built a successful career exploring various design executions, including package, collateral, advertising, point-of-purchase, merchandising, environmental graphic design, projection graphics, illustration, and interior design.
Interested in connecting with a new generation of designers, Tamara accepted an opportunity as an associate lecturer at UW-Green Bay. To bridge the art and design audience in her community, Tamara joined the board of the Neville Public Museum. In addition, she became the president of the American Advertising Federation-Fox River Chapter.
In 2020, Tamara enrolled in the Master of Arts Graphic and Web Design program at the well-known Minneapolis College of Art and Design to pursue a fine art career that leverages her technical skills and aesthetic sensibilities. Tamara’s proposed capstone project, <HOME, is a series of illustrated limited edition fine art prints with augmented reality typography overlays. The objective is to explore the concept of home in both a positive and negative context.