Also, when you are young, you think you can predict the likely pains and bleaknesses that age might bring. You imagine yourself being lonely, divorced, widowed; children growing away from you, friends dying…But all this is looking ahead. What you fail to do is look ahead, and then imagine yourself looking back from the future point. Learning the new emotions that time brings. Discovering for example, that as the witnesses to your life diminish, there is less corroboration, and therefore less certainty, as to what you are or have been. Even if you have assiduously kept records – in words, sound, pictures – you may find that you have attended to the wrong kind of record-keeping. What was the line Adrian used to quote? ‘History is the certainty produced at the point where the imperfections of memory meet the inadequacies of documentation.’
Out and about
18th May to 31st July
‘Natasha Natarajan: FML Comics’ Exhibition at The Cartoon Museum
5th + 19th June
‘Panel By Panel Discussions’ Live Events at The Cartoon Museum
28 May 2021, 7pm
Online Comic Reading for the ‘Resistance Sustenance Protection’ Book Launch, Estuary Festival
Free (Booking Essential)
February to May 2021
House of Illustration, Illustrator in Residence, Bell Lane Primary School
January to July 2021
Rumi’s Cave Art Club
1 – 31 April 2021
Glasgow Zine Fair
Let the people talk…
I highly recommend Natasha for all your design needs, her creative skills are top-notch as is her professionalism. I’ve worked with Natasha over the past 3 years on a number of professional and personal projects. She did the design for the program and booklets for various academic conferences I co-organized, redesigned the website for my company and also did the full creative work for all the design (from save the dates, to website, to menus to thank you notes) for my wedding. No matter the challenge, she never misses a beat. She has great creative insight, listens carefully to your needs and delivers on time with a remarkable eye for detail. She is a wonderful and fun person to work with, who will go above and beyond for all her projects. I would also recommend making use of her full range of skills (including her great comic drawings) and to let her surprise you with what she can do that pushes the envelop on regular graphics, website development and design.
Natasha is an artist and a craftswoman. She works very hard and fast, also under pressure. She has a lot of ideas and is open to discussing and adapting them. She is in complete control when it comes to planning, so we were ready on time. Almost relaxed. (Well almost…) As my texts were mostly in Dutch I’m amazed of how she managed to know what mattered. I don’t think I will ever make another scrapbook, but if I would, she would do the design. And for any other future projects I will first find out whether she is available. The most important thing is that she grasped my vague idea and turned it in to a real work of art.
Inez de Beaufort – Tot hier en niet verder
Natasha fulfilled all the tasks given to her in a most professional manner, showing an inquisitive nature and interest for our work. No job too small or too big to ask. Moreover, she always asks if she can help or sees what work needs to be done, tackling things on her own initiative. In particular her excellent design work was very much appreciated during her stay.
She has also been participating in a number of workshop and other education related tasks, for which she showed initiative and enthusiasm.
Natasha’s cheerful, calm and inquisitive personality will be missed in our organisation.
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