Tamara McLean is a fourth-generation American of 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, and environmental graphic design, projection graphics, illustration, and interior design.
Interested in connecting with a new generation of designers, Tamara accepted an opportunity as a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. To bridge the art and design communities, 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 highly respected Minneapolis College of Art and Design to pursue a design career that leverages her technical skills and aesthetic sensibilities. The anticipated graduation date is December 2022.
In 2022, Tamara was accepted into the Master of Fine Arts Graphic Design program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Working with students while pursuing her graduate degree, Tamara's work focuses on storytelling through the use of augmented reality.