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 Tara Vojta

(530) 588-3003

taravojta@gmail.com

Education

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, WI; 2003 - 2006; Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Graphic Design; Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Three-Dimensional Art

University of Wisconsin - Marshfield, WI; 2002 - 2003

South Dakota State University - Brookings, SD; 2000 - 2002


Experience

Steampunk Minnesota - MN; October 2013 - Present

Graphic Designer and Event Coordinator

With Steampunk MN I put on an uniquely steampunk event called 13 GEARS in NE Minneapolis each year. The event is currently held in February annually. For this event I design all collateral materials to advertise the event as well as all display and preporation on the day of the event.  


Junque In thy Trunk - Rochester, MN; August 2012 - Present

Jewelry Designer and Graphic Designer 

Junque In thy Trunk is my eclectic jewelry design business that I named after my shop at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival that I purchased in 2012. 


Freelance - Rochester, MN; November 2007 - Present

Graphic Designer

After deciding to move to Minnesota, MC2 Design Group asked if I would like to continue to work with them as a freelance designer. This gave me the opportunity to work with my existing clients through MC2 while obtaining new business opportunities on my own. Recent projects that have become available through this experience range from city banners to coffee can labels, as well as the usual brochures, logos, business systems, and web sites.


Hello Design - Ramsey, MN; February 2008 - 2013

Artist and Graphic Designer 

Hello Design is a company I started that uses my BFA in 3D Arts as well as my graphic skills on the computer. Through Hello Design I have created a line of graphic art decor using my skills in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. As well as creating a line of fused glass jewelry, fused glass decor and recycled glass decor. 


MC2 Design Group - Chico, CA; July 2006 - November 2007

Graphic Designer

While working at MC2 Design Group I had the opportunity to work on a variety of projects with a plethora of clients. Projects ranged from logos with a business system to trade show banners and community newsletters to bus signs as well as t-shirt designs to restaurant menus. I also had the opportunity to design and work with their web programers on several web sites designs. 


Speedy Print - Marshfield, WI; June 2004 - June 2006

Graphic Designer

At Speedy Print I designed promotional and informational brochures, billboards, fliers, and postcards to promote the business. In addition, I designed a customer use web site for Speedy Print. I primarily worked on four color process and spot color projects with their in-house printer for clients as well as their promotional materials. 


Quik Photo - Marshfield, WI; June 2004 - June 2006

Graphic Designer (Internship)

As a designer at Quik Photo I designed holiday and occasional photo cards and promotional materials for Quik Photo, including an informational web site for Quik Photo, along with flyers, brochures, business cards, and handouts. I also worked on some photo restoration projects and custom phot driven graphics for clients.


Exhibitions & Art Fairs

Minnesota Renaissance Festival in Shakopee, MN (2010 - Present); Irish Fair in St. Paul, MN (2013 - Present); TeslaCon in Madison, WI (2013-Present); SiouxLand Renaissance Festival in Sioux Falls, SD (2013-Present); North Artist's Studio Crawl in Ramsey, MN (2011 - 2015); Art A Whirl in Northeast Minneapolis (2013 - 2015); Highland Fest in St. Paul, MN (2012 - 2015);  Riverfest in Anoka, MN (2009, 2011, 2013, 2014); Spring Festival in Shakopee, MN (2013-2015); Autumn Festival in Villa Park, IL (2012); Arts by the River in Mankato, MN (2011, 2012);  Arts in the Park in Aberdeen, SD (2010, 2011, 2013); Rivertown Art Festival in Stillwater, MN (2010, 2011);  Downtown Street Fair in Fargo, ND (2010); Autumn Festival in Omaha, NE (2010); Summer Arts Festival in Brookings, SD (2010, 2012); Little Falls Arts Fair in Little Falls, MN (2009); BFA Senior Show at UWSP (2006); Wisconsin Juried Graphic Design Exhibition in Stevens Point, WI (2006); Centercase, Solo Exhibition at UWSP (2006); Nature Art Show at UWSP (2006, 2005, 2004); Lucille Tac, Solo Exhibition in Spencer, WI (2004); Sheboygan Sculpture Show at UW Sheboygan (2004); Madison Light Sculpture Exhibition in Madison, WI (2004)



Involvement

Memberships - MN Soc of Costumers (2013 - Present); Minnesota Originals (2011 - Present); NE Minneapolis Artists Association (2013 - 2015); North Artists (2011 - 2015); MN Artists.org (2007 - 2009), AIGA (2003 - 2006), Student Art League (2003 - 2006), 4-H (1989 - 2002)

Volunteering - Pointer Newspaper Project (2006), Empty Bowls (2003, 2005), With the Grain (2005), Arts Bash (2003, 2004, 2005)


References

Jeff Morrin - Dean, College of Fine Arts & Comm (715) 346-4920

Juanita Slagerman - Executive Director of Minnesota Originals (612) 865-9605

 
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