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 communities, Tamara joined the board of the Neville Public Museum. In addition, she became the president of the American Advertising Federation-Fox River Chapter and works as a Creative Director at De Pere Art Center.
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.