Oh, how I love order, organization and happy outcomes.

I work hard to ensure comfort and clarity at every step. Here's what working together looks like:

Step 1 - Schedule a Consultation

First, we schedule a free 30-minute consultation to determine a mutual fit.

Step 2 - Proposal and Contract

If we are in simpatico, I'll prepare a proposal (complete with goals, deliverables, cost and timelines) for your review. When approved, I'll send over the contract.

Step 3 - Review Goals

After the contract is signed and deposit paid, we'll schedule a kick-off meeting to review the goals for the project and answer any questions you may have.

Step 4 - Stay Organized

I'll setup and share the project in ClickUp (or use your org's project management software) to get a clear view of who’s doing what, and when.

Step 5 - Design and Refine

I'll get started on designs and we'll work together to refine the piece until you’re ready to give your stamp of approval.

Step 6 - Approve and Celebrate

You love it, approve it, and we celebrate!
(And get started planning your next project!)

graphic + web + more

From freelance designer to creative studio, I got you.

Say you need both design and copywriting for your brochure? Or photography for your new website? No problem. When you work with me, you get me—and if needed—my uniquely-skilled contacts and resources. No matter what, I handle your project from beginning to end.

Whether you need full-service graphic design capabilities or website design services, I’ve got you covered.

Graphic Design for Corporate and Higher Ed Marketers

As a graphic design partner, I handle all the print and online marketing needs of a corporate or academic organization.

I need a design partner!
Web Design for Corporate and Higher Ed Marketers

When you want a website, we identify your specific needs and pick the right platform for you.

I need a website!

a few kind words...

"Tara's design portfolio for the McGrath Institute is unparalleled at Notre Dame—a resounding testament to her talent, creativity and skill. She's also an excellent communicator. Our team always knows where we stand on projects, and her ability to incorporate collaboration into the creative process makes it a joy to work with her."

brett robinson, communications director 

university of notre dame MCGRATH INSTITUTE FOR CHURCH LIFE

a few kind words...

"Tara is an exceptionally talented and gifted freelance graphic designer who was a shining star in our recent theatrical season. We were extremely pleased with the designs and how well they represented our productions and our department. Tara is a very talented artist and the professionalism she shows to her clients makes working with her a rewarding experience."

connie anne markiw, MARKETING COORDINATOR

university of pittsburgh Department of theatre arts

a few kind words...

“Tara is passionate about her work and takes a tremendous amount of pride in seeing things done the right way. She is results-driven and organized—she is, quite honestly, the engine that keeps our marketing group running.”


nicholson construction company

a few kind words...

"Tara was a pleasure to work with and instantly 'got' the look and feel we were after for our new website. Timelines were met, we're thrilled with the end result and have gotten a lot of positive feedback about the site."



a few kind words...

"Tara is fantastic to work with!  She is creative, responsive, motivated, and talented. She becomes highly engaged in every project, and she is not afraid to suggest new ideas or alternatives. Tara is by no means a "vendor" for your creative needs—she is an integral part of your team."

Jenny gross, marketing director

ibacos, inc.

I strive to return phone calls and emails within 48 hours.

If you're located in the Pittsburgh area and would like to meet up for coffee or lunch, let me know. A chat in-person beats phone or video calls any day!

Say hello. My happy clients used to be strangers once, too!

Let's set up a 30-minute, complimentary video call to candidly discuss your needs, and see if our personalities, aesthetics and working-styles align.

Please note I'm currently booking work for Q2 2023.


Sewickley, PA 15143

I strive to return phone calls and emails within 48 hours.
Thank you for contacting Tara Hoover Design! I do my best to respond to each request within 48 hours. I appreciate your patience and look forward to connecting with you!
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If you're located in the Pittsburgh area and would like to meet up for coffee or lunch, let me know. In person beats phone or video calls any day!