Tara Framer Design is comprised of experienced designers, writers, photographers, and programmers. Under the leadership of principal Tara Framer, president and lead designer, the experts at Tara Framer Design are able to meet your most challenging design projects with results that are fresh, imaginative, and results-oriented.
Tara Framer Design is a small company with BIG talent - but without big overhead. Every client who works with us gets a high level of expertise and creativity, without the high costs.
Meet Tara Framer...
When did you first know you wanted to design?
When I was a teen. I used to pore over the pages of Vogue and of Interview, clipping articles about Andy Warhol and The Factory. I was fascinated by the beauty and designs of the pages. I knew I wanted to become the person who decided what went into the magazines.
Describe some of your significant work experiences and accomplishments?
- I started in the AV/Meeting graphics industry, preparing flat art for special effects photography.
- As an Art Director in Corporate Communications at Chase Bank I prepared presentations for SVPs.
- I was a Design Manager at textbook publisher MacMillan/McGraw-Hill, a Senior Producer at Reader’s Digest, and an art director of Microzine & Microzine Jr. at Scholastic, Inc.
- I produced industrial videos - including a very funny one featuring the fast-talking John Moschitta - for major corporations such as Merck Pharmaceuticals.
- I’ve designed textiles, T-shirts, and more for the Gap and for Old Navy.
- Macy’s selected my designs for millions of T-shirts, tote bags, and more for their Annual Flower Show promotion.
- While I was working as Art Director at Yoyodyne, the company was acquired by Yahoo! and I was offered a position in Sunnyvale at their headquarters.
- As a Senior Producer at Reader's Digest, I was responsible for RD.com, with a budget of over $3 million.
Who has been your biggest influence?
Milton Glazer. Gail Anderson of Spotco. The amazing and inspiring Seth Godin. I was very fortunate to have been able to work for him.
When and why did you start your own company?
I started my firm in 2002. My goal was to bring a new level of creativity and to clients in a more direct fashion – without the layers found in large agencies. I was especially eager to serve not-for-profit organizations who needed marketing expertise. And I developed very strong relationships with my many corporate clients as well.
What defines Tara Framer Design?
We’re extremely approachable, fast, and reasonably priced. But most importantly, we’re passionate about our work. We love what we do, and it shows. We come up with solutions you don’t see everywhere else, while remaining true to our client's mission.