Tara E. Gupta, a New York based graphic designer and critic, aims to inspire design discourse and is partial to puns and good typography. Shes channeled her bookish tendencies and inquisitive nature to become a thoughtful and motivated designer & writer.
Originally hailing from southern Virginia she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design at Virginia Commonwealth University. With BFA in hand she began work as a graphic designer for an architectural and exhibition design firm working with a range of clients and design mediums.
In the MFA Design Criticism program her studies challenged her to examine design influences ranging from Dolly Parton to the Park Avenue Armory. Her graduate thesis titled "Honed/Toned: a Critique of Fitness Culture" explores the intersection of design and fitness culture. She did a bit of heavy lifting in conjunction with extensive reading, posing as a potential gym member to nine different health clubs in New York City.
She looks forward to a design career that fuses new audiences and ideas together.WORK EXPERIENCE