Making the world a little more beautiful, through good design, simple living and creativity.
Hello, I am Tabitha Emma Bray. A freelance graphic designer and illustrator creating beautiful designs for blogger and small business owners who care about the little details and adding the personal touch.
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 purse 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 in to 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.
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. I call it the post-industrial revolution. 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
Beyond my designing world, I am a wife and a mother to two little boys (currently 3 and 1) who like to keep me very busy. 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 by enjoying time with our boys outside, cooking and baking, using natural skincare and cleaning products and keeping our home simple with little clutter. Taking pleasure in simple things and living a healthy life. I had my own natural skincare line at one point, but now like to educate others in how easy it is to make your own products and live with less chemicals.
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 small business’ 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 other 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 strong visual communication to potential customers and clients, you can easily get lost and un-noticed.
And that’s where I come in, to help you communicate your lovely business to the world. I also love personal projects of individuals, and bringing ideas to life, and expressing your personality graphically. My work includes websites, shops, posters, branding, signage, blogs, web graphics, party graphics, invitations, animations, book illustrations, magazine illustrations, CD covers and birth announcements, gift cards, party decorations and textiles. I am always open to new projects too. I love variety!
seeing beauty in all things and creating beauty in design
Thanks again! I’m so happy! I literally did a happy dance with my partner when I got your email with the concepts yesterday cos they are so SPOT ON! You’re incredible!Kerry Athanasiadis
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
You did such an amazing job on the banners !!! You saw my exact vision and brought it to life.Vicki Dvorak