Emotions, in my experience, aren’t covered by single words. I don’t believe in “sadness,” “joy,” or “regret.” Maybe the best proof that the language is patriarchal is that it oversimplifies feeling. I’d like to have at my disposal complicated hybrid emotions, Germanic train-car constructions like, say, “the happiness that attends disaster.” Or: “the disappointment of sleeping with one’s fantasy.” I’d like to show how “intimations of mortality brought on by aging family members” connects with “the hatred of mirrors that begins in middle age.” I’d like to have a word for “the sadness inspired by failing restaurants” as well as for “the excitement of getting a room with a minibar.” I’ve never had the right words to describe my life.
Let the people talk…
Natasha redesigned two websites I am responsible for – transformancemusic.org and colinsamurai.com. She took them from being homemade-looking functional websites into something extremely professional and polished very quickly. She is responsive, helpful, patient and fairly priced, and has a strong artistic vision that enhances what we are trying to do. A real pleasure to work with.
I worked with Natasha on a University of Edinburgh Student Partnership Project. Natasha designed a postcard illustrating ’10 tips to stay well,’ based on content provided by students. We went through a couple of rounds of changes, and Natasha was very responsive to feedback, always explaining her decisions to us and making great suggestions from a design point of view. She delivered the project on time and within budget, and it was a pleasure to work with her. The project has been featured on our website and will be given additional funding to make the postcard available to students across the University.
Kasia Banas – Edinburgh University
Natasha worked with me at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society in 2016 and 2017 as the Artworker (Fixed term contract). She was a great asset in our Marketing team, designing and producing a number of projects. She has a good eye for design and very accurate in her work. She was great at multi-tasking and meeting deadlines. I would happily have her back on the team anytime.
Fiona Payne – Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society
Always professional and a pleasure to work with, Natasha brought creativity along with excellent IT and organisational skills to the project and delivered a fantastic website at a great price.
Mark Meiklejohn – Talking Sheep