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Meet Tabitha Emma
My creative journey began from a young age. My mother worked from home as an artist and taught me to paint, draw and craft. I was always working on projects and coming up with ideas.
I had a strong creative streak and tried a lot of different things. In high school, I discovered textiles and fell in love with the tactile aspect of making and creating beautiful everyday items. This led me to study Fashion Design, where I learned the fundamentals of design, experimenting with style and pushing my skills. But the industry didn’t feel like the right fit for me and I felt it lacked the creativity I was craving. So as I found myself in an unplanned gap year, I discovered the amazing online creative communities of Etsy and blogging. I didn’t hesitate and took the leap to start my own brand.
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 quickly felt at home and knew I had found my true passion and industry. As I studied I took a few freelance jobs on the side, and it quickly grew, that after graduating I began freelancing full time.
I know what it is like to be a creative business owner. The frustrations, love and the passion. I have had my own fashion label, sold handmade sewn and embroidered homewares and accessories, illustrated for magazines, had a natural skincare line, been a blogger for many year, developed recipes and created a kids cookbook, been in art exhibitions and animated videos. I have been there and I know the work that goes in and the difference good design makes for getting your talents and skills seen.
I love working with passionate creative business ladies and bloggers, to create a visual identity and online presence that makes their creativity shine and helps them attract their ideal audience.
Apart from creating beautiful graphics, I am a wife and a mother to two little boys, who are currently four and two. 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 love learning hands-on creative skills. I love the handmade revolution and community and am a big supporter of creators, makers and all kinds of creatives.
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Testimonials and Media
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!
I feel so much more inspired! The blog has gotten a fresh, new start, and so have I. Now I feel much more motivated to blogging, and I have started doing it again almost on a daily basis, which I haven't done for the last years. Now I really want to focus on my blogging and make a business of it!
The design you have made is very beautiful and clean, and with the colors and everything, is just feels very much 'me'. And everybody loves it, I keep hearing how pretty my new blog is. Also, my blog and everything about it is in Swedish, but that hasn't been a problem for you at all. It has worked just as smoothly, even though my blog is in a different language.
For me the technical stuff is difficult, but you have made it easier, cause I outsourced everything to you, which I am so thankful for.
I would definitely recommend you to anybody who wants to give their blog a beautiful make over! You reply to emails fast, you answer all my questions and you understand what is my style and can transform it into a design.
I feel that it was really well invested money.
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!!
Kourtney James Perry
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