Tara M. Ward founded Grandiose Creative Studio in 2013 and currently serves as President. As a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and practicing graphic design, visual communication, and marketing in the corporate setting for nearly 20 years, she brings her expertise to all facets of the company.
Before starting Grandiose Creative Studio, Tara began her career in 1995 in the publishing industry working as a member of Art Department at Meister Publishing Company (now MeisterMedia Worldwide). In 2003 she accepted a position at Marous Brothers Construction where she held the position of Art/Marketing Director of the multi-million dollar construction company. This is where she was offered the opportunity to combine her love for both graphic design and marketing. Tara strongly believes that both graphic design and marketing must work together. She states, “You can have great design and without proper marketing… your design has nothing. You can have a fascinating marketing plan, but without great design… your marketing plan has nothing”. At Grandiose Creative Studio we strongly believe that the two components must be strong, cohesive, and work together to be effective.
This is the foundation on which Grandiose Creative Studio was created on.
Tara is an award-winning graphic designer and has been a member of the Sign Review Board for the City of Willoughby since 2006 and is currently sitting as the co-chairman of the Board.