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I’m Natasha (she, her), operating under the name, Chikaboo Designs. ‘Chikaboo’ was a childhood nickname given to me by my aunt or my dad, we can’t remember.

Anyway, 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 I specifically do. As a result, my skills have expanded over the years. So far my services include:

  • Marketing advice & implementation
  • Web design
  • Technical support
  • Copywriting

I bring a lot of passion to my work. I am self-motivated, enthusiastic and quick to learn new skills so if you don’t see what you’re looking for, don’t be discouraged.

My working relationships have been flexible, friendly and personal. This is the way I think is most enjoyable to work. These relationships have also often taken place entirely over Skype so if you happen to be on the other side of the world, don’t worry!

So if you need support for your business, a project or initiative contact me. I’m always up for new challenges and opportunities.

I think creativity and the creative process are powerful tools for individual empowerment and social change so I am particularly interested in working with community art projects and spaces.

Read more about my Outreach Projects

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I’m also a practicing artist

A lot of the work you will find in my portfolio and shop is my own art practice. I am primarily a visual artist and writer. I create for the joy of it and because self-expression keeps me sane and fulfilled. My work has taken me to spaces, people and experiences that have changed my life.

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.

Out and about

‘Natasha Natarajan: FML Comics’ Exhibition at The Cartoon Museum
18th May to 31st July

‘Panel By Panel Discussions’ Live Events at The Cartoon Museum
5th + 19th June

Online Comic Reading for the ‘Resistance Sustenance Protection’ Book Launch, Estuary Festival
Free (Booking Essential)
28 May 2021, 7pm

House of Illustration, Illustrator in Residence, Bell Lane Primary School
February to May 2021

Rumi’s Cave Art Club
January to July 2021

Glasgow Zine Fair
1 – 31 April 2021

Presenting at LD Comics Monthly Event
Online (£3 Tickets here)
19 October 2020, 7pm

Artist Self-Publisher’s Fair, ICA London
27 September 2020

TLM YRSassy Story Podcast (Spotify, iTunes), London
1 August 2020

LDComics Queer Comics Reading , The Cartoon Museum, London
9 January 2020

Illustration + Print Open, Deptford Does Art, London
12-22 December 2019

The People’s Party Workshop, Deptford X, London
2nd November 2019

Ghost Comic Festival, Glasgow, Scotland
26 October 2019

CHEER UP LOVE Zine Fair, EartH, London
29 September 2019

South London Zine Festival, Deptford Does Art, London
2-11 August 2019

Comics as Activism, Panelist, Queers and Comics Conference, New York
17-18 May 2019

No man is an island, Solo Exhibition, Ladyboss Collective, Edinburgh
4-6 April 2019

Full Colour Comic Anthology, Group Exhibition, The Lighthouse, Glasgow
2018

Diversity in Comics, Panelist, Glasgow Comicon
2018