About Me

Tasha.
Graphic designer / Triangle enthusiast / Blogger.
London, UK.

Say Hello to me / Ask a question / Send me something nice.

The journey of a graduate

I graduated in September 2013 with a BA (Hons) Graphic Design from the University of Lincoln and am now a Junior Graphic Designer at gpstudio in London.

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
– My 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

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.

I’ve just finished my BA (Hons) Graphic Design degree at Lincoln, where I learnt and achieved a lot more than I realise! I don’t shy away from getting involved, having been 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 am excited to begin my career at gpstudio. Want to collaborate? Get in touch!

Graphic Design is my passion – I eat, sleep and breathe it! I’m really looking forward to doing something that I love for the rest of my life.

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. Graphique Fantastique is a part of my everyday life. It might be hard to say and spell but it has stuck. The fact that people have googled it makes me smile, a lot.

22 thoughts on “About Me

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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!

  5. 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…

  6. 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!

  7. 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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  9. 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. :)

    • 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 :)

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