Vara attended Savannah College of Art and Design on a portfolio scholarship in 2000. At SCAD Vara focused on fine art, illustration, and photography. In 2002 Vara headed to the Academy of Art in San Francisco, where she majored in Graphic Design and earned her BFA. Vara started her career as a junior designer for the M Line, but retained her passion for photography, and did ongoing education at AAU to learn lighting. She later moved to LA and started an extensive freelance career in both photography and graphic design. Opportunity came knocking in Texas, and she had a 5 year career at Acumen Design creating graphics, photography, interior design, way finding, and product design. She became both an art director and creative director in her fields.
Vara is constantly craving inspiration and focusing on all things creative. She enjoys traveling, playing music, and working in as many creative fields as time will allow.
Vara is currently residing in Austin, Texas.