I’m Tasha and I’m a surface pattern designer and illustrator by night and an editorial project manager by day. Of course, as a self-employed anything, those timeslots are somewhat arbitrary! I’m also a mum and a wife and have a tendency to volunteer for things a little bit too much, so to say I juggle stuff is probably an understatement.
I design for print studios, provide freelance design services (predominantly, but not exclusively, in pattern design) and am always very enthusiastic about commissions, collaborations and licensing opportunities.
I am flexible in my designing and can whip up florals, geometrics, abstracts and conversationals, at speed, or spend longer planning and creating something with a bit more depth. (Though, sometimes, my best personal work is something that I’ve not spent longer than a day on – speed doesn’t necessarily lead to a drop in quality!)
My personal work at the moment is focusing a lot on the hand-painted and hand-drawn - particularly gouache, watercolour and dip pen (I'm really loving combining the latter two in fun ways).
I love colour – many of my designs are melting pots of brights, but now and then I also like to explore muted or limited palettes, and the simplicity and promise of a black and white inky drawing carries its own special magic.
I have a very busy life and a very busy home, which tends to be mirrored in many of designs – minimalism is not something I’m known for!