R E S E A R C H
Dr Tamara Jordan is a German born multimedia artist, university lecturer, and wildlife advocate.
Since graduating from the University of Applied Sciences in Dortmund (Germany) with a Bachelor Degree in Visual Communication,Tamara has worked as a concept designer and video artist for various record companies and has applied her creative skills across a wide range of projects, from art direction, book illustration and conceptual design to animated film and music video production (Inflames, Kreator, Tiamat, Moonspell, Morgoth and more)
Tamara’s design practice is driven by her passion for visual storytelling combining experimental-, stop motion- and hand-drawn animation with digital compositing tools. Her distinctive and illustrative imagery is often inspired by ancient stories, such as myths, legends and folktales.
Tamara holds a PhD in the field of Design (Monash University, Melbourne). Her research examines the nature of traditional narratives, their socio-cultural and historical values and explores new strategies of adaptation and appropriation in film, animation and modern media.
Currently she lives in Melbourne, Australia and besides lecturing and doing her artistic work she is a passionate advocate for the protection of wildlife. She works as a volunteer wildlife carer and her new children's book ( "Lulu the Lucky Possum") was deeply inspired by her experiences with orphaned ringtail possums. She hopes it will encourage children to respect and care for precious native wildlife.