HELLO, I’M TABITHA EMMA, A GRAPHIC DESIGNER AND ILLUSTRATOR WHO SPECIALIZES IN
helping Creative Business Ladies and Bloggers showcase and visually communicate their
business or creative project through visual branding, web design and illustration,
so their creativity can shine and they can attract their ideal audience.
If you care about the little details, adding the personal touch and creating something unique and filled with personality and charachter I can help you bring your vision to life.
My creative journey began as a child. My mother worked from home as an artist and taught me to paint, draw and craft. I always had a strong creative streak but struggled to know what best avenue to pursue to do something more commercial and practical. In high school, I discovered textiles and fell in love with the tactile aspect of making and creating with materials. This led me to study Fashion Design, which taught me the fundamentals of design, experimenting with style and pushing my skills. But something didn’t feel right, and to me, I didn’t fit into the industry and I felt it lacked the creativity I craved. So as I found myself in an unplanned gap year, I discovered the wonderful world of Etsy and blogging and dove into the creative online community.
I began my blog in 2007 and also opened an Etsy store selling handmade bags and purses. I learned so much about small creative businesses and the handmade community. I then decided to re-train and enrolled in a Graphic Design course, and soon felt at home and knew I had found my true passion and industry. As I studied I took on the odd freelance job on the side, and it quickly grew, that after graduating I began freelancing full time.
I have long been a supporter of small business and the handmade world, thanks to my experiences and connections with Etsy and the handmade community. I believe small business owners, makers, artisans and creatives are so important to society. Not only do they keep ancient skills alive, and bring us beautiful, unique and personal products and services, but they are also part of what I like to call ‘The Post-Industrial Revolution’. It’s the rebellion against wasteful and exploitative mass- production and excessive consumerism. Instead of fast trends, nasty chemicals, and sweatshop labour, it is about slow consumerism, community, connection with the creator and supporting real families, communities and dreams. And owning items and using services with more personality, uniqueness and value.
The beauty of small business is the personal element, the connection, the communication, the love and care poured into it. Not off a factory production line, not from a faceless team, not mass produced or impersonal. The world is tired of meaningless objects and being treated like a number. That is why small business is on the rise, and the internet has become the perfect platform for small businesses to flourish.
Whether you are a small business or a blogger or just an individual wanting to create something beautiful for a special occasion. I am the designer to create something really unique to help visually communicate the beauty of what you do and make the personal touch blossom and shine. To give your audience a connection with you and showcase to the world what you have to offer.
creating beautiful things with lovely people and small business
Apart from creating beautiful graphics, I am a wife and a mother to two little boys (currently 3 and 1) who keep me on my toes. We live in a rural foodie town called Orange, a place filled with lovely people, beautiful nature and yummy local produce.
We try to live simply, and slower taking pleasure in simple things and living a healthy life. I do still occasional sew and craft, as my design roots in textiles still remain, and I love learning hands on creative skills. I love the handmade revolution and community and am a big supporter of creators and makers.
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finding and sharing beauty in simplicity , authenticity and the everyday
My Design Services
I love working with creative small business’, bloggers and individuals, to help them communicate their ideas and who they are visually and creatively. Through the design of unique branding, online presence, illustrations and print graphics. Being a small business myself, I love working with small business owners to bring their ideas to life and communicate who they are and what they have to offer. You can have the most awesome products to offer, but without strong branding and distinct visual communication to potential customers and clients, you can easily get lost and unnoticed. And that’s where I come in, to help you communicate your lovely business to the world.
seeing beauty in all things and creating beauty in design
The logo you designed for me really captures who I am and what my business is all about. It's authentic and true to what I stand for. It gives my business a professional, creative and personal flair. I feel like my clients would get a very clear idea of what I'm all about. I felt comfortable choosing you as my designer because it was evident that you had excellent customer service skills and that you genuinely care about your clients. Choosing between the final designs was a little bit tricky for me, but that's only because they were all AMAZING! I constantly get compliments about my logo and people asking me who designed it!Kerry Athanasiadis
Working with Tabitha is incredibly easy as she has a great sense of understanding what the client needs and it's enough a little bit of information about the direction you want to take with your blog's design and business and she reacts so quickly with creative ideas and suggestions! That makes life much easier for someone who is not an expert in technical/design side of this business! As soon as I had my blog and logo designed by Tabitha I feel like clients and my readers started taking me more seriously and I started to feel more like a professional. I can't say how many time I got positive comments about my blog's look, people seem to think it's simple, elegant and easy to use and that's exactly what I wanted to achieve working with Tabitha. Also people seem to love my cute logo just as much as I do! In today's world where we all have million things to do each day, it's a breath of fresh air to work with someone who reacts so quickly to your emails and not only the urgent ones but all of them, even for the littlest of things! Our communication was so effortless and easy that I would sometimes forget that Tabitha lives in Australia and me in Europe! The most I struggled with technical terminology to explain something I wanted to be done but was relived to see that Tabitha understood exactly what I wanted to say straight away and made the whole process so much easier for me. I would highly recommend Tabitha for any blog or website design as she is very professional in what she does but also creative and easy to work with! I cannot stress enough how much easier is to work with someone who understands how every detail of the design is important for you, responds to your emails quickly and reacts fast to any unexpected technical problems .As someone working in creative industry I have a lot of respect and appreciation for work that Tabitha does and I'm impressed with her passion and dedication to make her clients happy!Lili- Travelling Oven
Tabitha's ability to capture exactly what I was looking for with my blog design! Whenever I was unsure of something, you happily stepped in and added some extra flair and personal touches that I'd have never thought up myself. I couldn't have been happier with the end result, which is beautiful, personal and totally unique. I feel Super proud of my blog! The blog design instantly sets the tone to Chalk Kids and it makes everything a lot easier when you have a beautiful foundation to work with. Tabitha has worked on several designs for me now and I've loved every single one - all of them have fit the brief perfectly. When my website crashed earlier this year she took time out of her day to help me fix the mess I'd made, which was really appreciated! It's great to work with someone who is kind and you can trust. I can't count how many times I've been complimented on my blog's design and asked who did it. Tabitha's designs always stand out for all the right reasons. I'm so grateful for all the hard work she has put into my blog designs and couldn't be happier with my current one. Her talent and eye for branding and design are next to none. Thank you, Tabitha!!Stephanie Withers- Chalk Kids
Tabitha was very professional to work with and proficient in what she does. She always delivers on time and with the most creative designs.My logo is exactly what I wanted and how I want my brand to be represented. I love it. I would highly recommend Tabitha's services. She is always quick and easy to work with and seemed to know exactly what I was wanting.Victoria Malouf
I absolutely LOVE the new design. It's EXACTLY what I was envisioning. You took the concepts in the mood board I gave you and created something great.COURTNEY- 7 CENTERPIECES
I can't thank you enough Tabitha for this logo and all the little 'icons' you've designed for me. You're an amazingly talented artist and a lovely person to work with!!DEBRA DORN AZAHAR CUISINE
You did such an amazing job on the banners !!! You saw my exact vision and brought it to life.VICKI DVORAK
Thank you so much for making my site come alive- I absolutely love what you've created for me and can't wait to see it live. I really wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your patience, flexibility and creativeness.LEANNE- BRISCHETTO PHOTOGRAPHY
Thank you so much for your hard work. You really made my vision into a reality!CONNIE- MIYU BEAUTY