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Hi! My name is Tara. 

I'm an illustrator and art director residing in Brooklyn, NY.
Formerly at Gawker Media. Currently at 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. The show features a mix of illustration and hand drawn typography and communicates the visceral nature of love and dating. It's fun and lighthearted, with a dash of cynicism and a touch of the macabre. You can view the work HERE.

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).

I am available for other projects, as I continue to freelance from my Brooklyn studio. Please email me with any inquiries at tara@tarajacoby.com.