Hi! My name is Tara. 

I'm a freelance illustrator and art director residing in Brooklyn, NY. Formerly Deputy Art Director and Illustrator at Gawker Media and Vocativ. You can view my most recent work on my Tumblr HERE.

I'm a farm-bred, South Jersey native who moved to NYC in 2005 to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology for Illustration. A year later, I interned at the Society of Illustrators. In 2007, I began working full-time for the Society and eventually became their in-house graphic designer while finishing up my BFA and freelancing.

In February 2014, I had a solo art exhibition at Rivington Design House in SoHo, NYC. 

I began working for Gawker Media in June 2014, where I've done a VERY broad range of editorial work, including investigative reports of current events, personal essays, educational articles for women and important how-to's... and yes, I'm the girl who drew your favorite Disney princes in the buff (NSFW).

In May 2017, I had my first international solo art exhibition at Ponder70 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. 

I am available for all projects, as I am freelancing full-time from my Brooklyn studio. Please email me with any inquiries at tara@tarajacoby.com. Hope we can work together!



The Wall Street Journal
Gizmodo Media Group (Jezebel, Deadspin, Gizmodo/i09, LifeHacker, Jalpnik, Kotaku)
Gawker (RIP)
The Guardian
The Village Voice
Chicago Magazine
...and more!