About

Natasha Nuttall Graphique FantastiqueNatasha Nuttall Graphique Fantastique

Freelance Graphic designer by day, Blogger and Vlogger by night & Triangle enthusiast all the time!

The journey of a creative

After graduating from the University of Lincoln with a BA (Hons) Graphic Design in 2013, I moved to London in 2014 and have been sharing my adventures and journey as a Graphic Designer ever since.

I’ve had the opportunity to work with some amazing brands including Paperchase, Etsy UK, Canon, Hewlett PackardWinsor and Newton, Ribena and Specsavers. Want to collaborate? Just drop me an email with your ideas.

Achievements to date:
– Shortlisted for ‘Best Careers Blog’ in the Cosmo Blog Awards 2014
– Winner of Young Persons Blog Award at the UK Blog Awards 2014
Highly Commended Arts & Culture Blog at the UK Blog Awards 2015
– Shortlisted Best Design Inspiration Blog at the Amara Interior Blog Awards 2016
– Ranked #4 in the Top 10 UK Graphic Design Blogs by Vuelio

  • My design work has been published in a book – Packaging Structures
    – I was a Semi Finalist in the Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2012
  • My info graphic ‘Confessions of a blog-a-holic’ was highlighted as a staff pick on Visual.ly
    – ‘Confessions of a blog-a-holic’ was also featured on Behance’s student showcase
    – ‘Confessions of a blog-a-holic’ was also Freshly Pressed on WordPress
    – ‘Confessions of a blog-a-holic’ was also featured in the Information is Beautiful Awards 2013 Longlist

The Blog story

I started blogging in January 2009 after deciding that it would be a good way to keep track of all my college projects and see how I have progressed, and moved from blogspot.com to wordpress in June 2009 with hope of getting some more exposure, comments and opinions from other Graphic Designers/Graphic Design lovers across the world. Now Graphique Fantastique documents my career journey, advice for young creatives, inspiration and other cool things – it’s part of my everyday life. It might be hard to say and spell but it has stuck and the fact that people have googled it makes me smile, a lot.

My Graphic Design story

In 2008 I studied A Levels in Product Design (Graphic Products), English Language and History. I wasn’t ready for University so I then completed the BTEC National Diploma Graphic Design course at The College Of West Anglia, where I achieved DDD – Triple Distinction and was also awarded ‘Graphic Design Student of The Year 2010‘ and the ‘Contribution to the Student Community‘ prize.

Whilst completing my BA (Hons) Graphic Design degree at Lincoln, I was a student rep, student ambassador, Auction 13 organiser and Press and Communications manager of Show Thirteen. All of this also lead to me being awarded the ‘Outstanding contribution to the course‘ award.

I graduated from University in September 2013 and began my career as a Junior Designer in February 2014. As of June 2016 I’m working as a Freelancer – get in touch if you want to work on something together!

24 Comments

  1. christopher.skinner@sky.com'
    lestaret
    25/06/2009 / 9:51 pm

    Hi Tash, good choice of theme – I’m sure that you will get a lot more out of WordPress in the long run…

    KEEP ON BLOGGING!!! (and check your spellings…)

  2. Tisha_Tasha@hotmail.com'
    graphiquefantastique
    25/06/2009 / 10:26 pm

    Thanks for pointing out the spelling/typos – I think I’ve sorted it out?

    Also, thanks for updating my link in your blogroll; much appreciated 🙂

  3. kate@katespace.co.uk'
    xkonstantine
    29/12/2009 / 8:40 pm

    Hello =) Just stumbled across your blog (as we both blogged about Christmas by Colour), and thought I’d say hi. I’m a graphic designer, and if you work hard, it will definitely pay off. Having a job you love at the end of it all is brilliant ♥

  4. hollistermeghanl@sau.edu'
    asrai7
    10/12/2010 / 3:40 am

    Hello! I stumbled across your blog as well and I’d just like to say that it’s LOVELY to see another young lady like myself documenting our artistic adventures! Keep up the good work!

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    18/01/2011 / 12:37 pm

    I discovered your blog site on google and checked a few of your early posts. Continue to keep up the very good site/blog.

  6. look@mestudio.info' 28/01/2011 / 8:58 am

    hi tasha

    i noticed that you had posted about me and put me in your roll of honour, i’m flattered and by the way i studied graphic design at lincoln too back in 1984-1986 (then ipswich 86-88) before moving to holland in the late 80’s
    keep up the good work it’s the best job in the world, in fact it’s not even a job it’s just fun…

  7. Bonnie@gmail.com' 24/02/2011 / 8:09 am

    Thanks for the marvelous posting! I genuinely enjoyed reading it, you might be a great author.I will be sure to bookmark your blog and definitely will come back someday. I want to encourage you to continue your great job, have a nice holiday weekend!

  8. artbywordsby@gmail.com' 25/02/2011 / 10:27 pm

    Tasha, you are ONE interesting little gal–your blog is positively packed full of quirky and wonderful things to look at. Because you seem drawn towards the unusual, here’s a youtube video of a sand artist from Russia … compelling and beautiful stuff! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8aN2-bke1M

    My site is a bit similar to yours…I take the work of artists I love and write poetry to go with it. I’m hoping to be inspired enough to have a multitude of posts by this time next year. Wish me luck!

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    Nam Braly
    04/04/2011 / 11:21 am

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  10. fashionikon2000@yahoo.com' 01/06/2012 / 8:21 pm

    i know nothing about graphic design, know nothing about blogging but i know i likes your blog! cha ching

  11. neerajbhushansingh@gmail.com' 02/06/2012 / 6:03 am

    very straight from the heart introduction. bests :)))

  12. janvimahnot@gmail.com' 02/06/2012 / 9:50 am

    Hey there, I just came across your blog, and I must say it’s very refreshing to know that there are still people out there who are very passionate about what they do. 🙂

  13. kaleidoscopebrain@gmail.com' 13/01/2013 / 8:05 pm

    I just stumbled upon your blog, but it looks awesome! love the background image

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    isaphlvn
    04/03/2013 / 9:22 am

    Congratulations. I wish you continued success. Nice Blog!

  15. jghartey@hotmail.co.uk'
    jj
    04/03/2013 / 2:56 pm

    I have an interview at lincoln for the course your on this wednesday what was yours like

    • Tisha_Tasha@hotmail.com' 04/03/2013 / 3:03 pm

      Hi there!
      Lincoln is a great choice! I was SO nervous for my interview, but the tutors are friendly and quite casual which helps to relax you. Just talk through your work with them – what you did, why etc – show your passion. They will probably ask you why you want to go to Lincoln; whether it be because you love Lincoln as a city or because you’ve heard the course has a great reputation – you know why you chose Lincoln 🙂 Make sure you take some sketch books to show your working process too. Just be enthusiastic and smiley and you’ll be fine. Hope that helps and good Luck! I’ll be around the studio, so if you see me come & say hi but if not, let me know how you get on 🙂

  16. maddyb12@aim.com' 22/04/2013 / 3:36 am

    Lovely blog! All the best to u ; )

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    casiepace
    20/09/2013 / 1:11 am

    Great Blog! Looking forward to seeing more!

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    globalnewsgarden
    18/01/2014 / 3:15 pm

    Great blog you’ve got here! And congrats on the 100,000 views!

  19. myyaarc@yahoo.com' 24/11/2014 / 6:46 pm

    Congrates! would like to be like you someday, up to date blog. Inspiring! 🙂

    • 24/11/2014 / 7:59 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Salmiah – good luck on your blogging journey 🙂

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