I’ve never thought as my old blog PLUS 2.4 as brand, I always figured I would always be identifiable through social media as me and my blog by recommendation.Now Bug,Bird and Bee is 3 months old, I decided I needed to go back to basics on how I represent myself on my blog.I have a clearer focus on what I want my blog to achieve, I know my round WordPress, I’ve went self-hosted not long after I launched and I am not getting hung up on stats.
Having gone through numerous blog themes with my previous blog (I went a whole year, changing it monthly), I know how a good blog should function and how it should look good to readers.I asked my friend Tasha of Tasha Goddard Illustrations who I had met through parenting blogging a few years ago.A few years ago she started sharing some illustrations she had drawn on Facebook, I was totally enthralled with her work.I can’t say I’ve seen a bad design from her ever and her drawings just light up my feed.
I approached her in the Summer to do some drawings for Bug, Bird And Bee, a blog header, badge and social media covers.The design brief was Rosie’s Walk by Pat Hutchin’s using red, green, and yellow for colour.I am absolutely thrilled on how they turned out, I think you’ll agree that they fit just perfectly with me and my blog.
Tasha combines working as a freelance editorial project manager and illustrator in educational publishing, with a burgeoning career in surface pattern design and illustration. She has always drawn and coloured, since she could hold a pencil, but has only recently realised that people actually money for pretty patterns and pictures.
Tasha’s designs and illustrations are bright and colourful (literally and figuratively), using lots of hand-drawn elements. She melds bold brushwork with fine details – often hand-drawn, but also recreating designs using intricate vector. She loves pattern and would like to see her designs brightening up people’s lives all around the world. While she has a big love of floral patterns, you will also find quirky conversational prints and geometrics among her designs.
She is very open to commissions (from small individual designs for wedding stationery and blogs, up to full book illustration or quilting collections), selling designs and to licensing deals and will happily provide more information or quotes. You can contact Tasha Goddard Illustrations at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.