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, 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 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. Tamara’s proposed capstone project, HOME, is an augmented reality experience. The objective is to explore the concept of home and connect with others through fun, surprise, and delight.
“I'm not trying to change humanity, but maybe a little more humanity is the change we need.”