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

Tara Hoover sketching wireframes for design

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


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


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.


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.


I’ll setup and share the project in clickup (or we’ll work in your organization’s preferred project management software) to get a clear view of who’s doing what, and when.


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.


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

From freelance designer to creative studio, I got you.

Graphic + web design capabilities—and beyond.

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.

Need a partner who speaks your language and delivers results?

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Tara Hoover looking out window

Looking for a design partner?

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

Graphic Design Services

Need a website designer?

When you want a website, we’ll take care to identify your specific needs and pick the right platform for you.

Web Design Services

A job-well-done is just as important and rewarding as a great client relationship.

I love my clients.

And I like the variety of working with different people, and the learning that comes from supporting organizations in different sectors—from higher education to non-profits and corporations.

Want to see the results of a successful collaboration? Check out my portfolio.

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 Simon

Director, Marketing Communications

We were extremely pleased with the designs and how well they represented our productions and our department. Tara is a gifted freelance graphic designer and the professionalism she shows to her clients makes working with her a rewarding experience.

Connie Anne Markiw

Academic Administrator & Box Office Manager, Department of Theatre Arts
University of Pittsburgh

The Notre Dame brand is among the most recognizable and powerful in all of higher education, and Tara has only added to that reputation. She has played a key role in upgrading and enhancing the brand and design for our Institute. Tara is a consummate professional—always working on or ahead of deadline and delivering top quality work every time.

Brett Robinson, Ph.D.

Director of Communications, McGrath Institute for Church Life
University of Notre Dame

Tara's ability to understand and respect a brand and its core values make her a fantastic collaborator, and her can-do attitude and willingness to consider unique solutions put her in a class above. She is not only an expert in her field, but she is a delight to work with!

Christina Gorski

Director of Communications
Fred Rogers Productions

Tara is a standout in her field. She is a gifted designer who really understands how to match design with your brand. She's easy to work with and goes above and beyond to get the job done right.

Julie Keck

Manager of Marketing & Strategic Communications
Belmont College

Tara is a true partner for all of our graphic design and marketing needs. She's designed our website, brochures, vehicle wraps and exhibit displays that have all resulted in greater awareness, accolades and new business for our company. Tara cares deeply about the details, her work and the clients she serves...and she just gets it!

Maggie Woodward

Marketing Manager
The Fluted Mushroom

Tara helped us to meet the moment by redesigning our annual Kiski Bulletin. The new look was well-received and praised by our constituents. She has exceptional vision and brought a fresh perspective to our magazine, all while helping us stay within our budget.

Mark Rhodehamel

Director of Alumni Relations
The Kiski School

She is a consummate professional, with all of the creative qualities of a great designer, combined with the technical skills of a developer and the attention to detail of a project manager. Tara's passionate about her work and takes a tremendous amount of pride in seeing things done the right way.

Gretchen Connelly

Marketing Director
Nicholson Construction Company

Tara is not only an amazing designer, but a true partner as well. She’s immensely collaborative and efficient. She listens, and provides the creative insight and guidance needed to turn even a vague idea into a knockout design concept. It is a pleasure to work with her.

Amanda Powers-Snowden

Director, Communications & Operations
DePaul University Career Center

I shine brightest when creatively supporting corporate and academic marketers who share my values and seek my capabilities. Is that you?

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

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