Tara Phillips is Art Director at Ottawa-based Snowed In Studios. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Design (major in Illustration) from OCAD University, Canada’s “university of the imagination” and leader in visual thinking. Her education has taught her the value of effective visual communication, critical design thinking, and collaborative problem solving as well as a solid foundation in Art and Design fundamentals.

Her role as Art Director at Snowed In Studios gives her the opportunity to be involved in every aspect of game and
application creation, contributing to game pitches, game design
decisions, look and feel of projects, merchandising and marketing, and
of course, game asset creation. She has loved the challenge of being a multi-faceted artist and continues to push herself to learn new
techniques and applications for her ideas.

Tara considers herself to be a visual storyteller, which is why she’s so passionate about her role as an Artist in the Gaming Industry. Her broad range of visual design capabilities include Concept Art, 2D Game Assets and Animation, User Experience, Branding Design, Web Design, User Interface Design, and Marketing Art that is tied together by a keen eye for stories told through visual interaction.

She’s been passionate about gaming since she was a young tomboy, and hopes to leave her mark on the vastly growing and ever-changing industry of video games.