I’m Natasha Natarajan (she/her), a British-Indian creative running a freelance arts business under the name Chikaboo Designs. ‘Chikaboo’ was a childhood nickname given to me by my aunt or my dad, we can’t remember.
I plan and deliver creative projects for people all over the world. I take part in all stages of the process and offer my skills and expertise wherever necessary. I am more interested in the project I am working for, than what specifically I do. As a result, my skills have expanded over the years. I’m up for everything and have experience in a lot of different roles. You can find me around London working on commissions, delivering workshops, managing other artists and publishing zines. I enjoy being a chameleon or a unicorn – whatever they’re calling it these days.
Since 2016 I have been writing an autobiographical comic strip ‘FML Comics’ exploring my most personal and political experiences. In recent years that has opened a lot of artistic doors for me. In 2021 I was published by Good Comics and exhibited at The Cartoon Museum. I am interested in communicating my most intimate personal and political experiences through art. I strongly believe that it is through sharing our inner dialogues and conflicts, that we can feel less alone and more fully enjoy the human experience. I work in a range of mediums and am driven by concept rather than format. My focus has so far been on illustrative work about my experience as a woman, and as a person of colour but I hope to explore more philosophical questions moving forward.
From 2021-2022 I will be completing an MA in Global Creative and Cultural Industries at SOAS with the hope of taking on larger leadership roles in the cultural economy with more confidence and a great knowledge of the global creative landscape.
So if you need support for your business, a project or initiative contact me. I’m always up for new challenges and opportunities.