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Tamara McElhannon

Part-time Instructor    

Possessing the rare combination of experience as a creative director for medium to large companies and international fine arts research, Tamara McElhannon is uniquely equipped to collaborate on creative direction, joining substantial skills in business with artistic vision.

Tamara has been principal at Tamara McElhannon, Graphic Design and Illustration since 2003. Her ability to embrace emerging trends for maximum commercial impact, while seeing the physical world in a unique way, makes her a creative powerhouse in a business environment that requires tremendous insight, instinct, and flawless execution to set a company apart from the competition.

As a Creative Director, Tamara is an expert guide toward the best voice and visual direction for a company’s marketing materials, helping them develop their brand in a way that clearly identifies their strengths in a vibrant, clever way.

“Being a true artist requires unconventional thinking. Because the key to being creative is to not accept the status quo. As the voice of a company, the Creative Director needs to guide messaging, translate it into an unforgettable experience, and then communicate well enough to give others the reins to execute that vision perfectly.” — McElhannon