Hi, I’m Tara. A Graphic Designer and [aspiring] Illustrator. When I got laid off from my day job several years ago after working twelve years with the company, I decided to set a new goal and go after something I enjoyed doing.
I have always been creative and love playing with colour, pattern, taking photos, editing images and typography! I love words and how they look and how letters are shaped. I love how colour, typeface and composition can convey an emotion. So everything lead me to go back to school and pursue a career in Graphic Design.
It wasn’t easy [and still isn’t] and I had many days filled with self-doubt and second guessing my decisions but now that I graduated and working Full-Time, I know I did the right thing!
Don’t get me wrong, I still suffer from bouts of crippling self-doubt once in a while, and am prone to negative self-talk or more recently — the imposter syndrome [I’ll post about this and what it is]. However, I’ve learned how to tell my inner negative self to shut up and keep creating and put my work out into the world.
I see similar emotions and thoughts in creatives everywhere and this blog is my attempt to tell my story and hopefully help a few of you build your own quiet confidence to go after the things you truly want to do and make the things that you truly want to make. My new goal is to illustrate as many things as I can. While in school, I developed a new love of drawing and illustrating. I believe anyone can do anything. And anyone can learn anything, you just have to be determined and willing to try!
“Every accomplishment starts
with the decision to try.”
– Gail Devers
I hope you’ll join me in this adventure and are motivated by what I have accomplished because if I can do it, you can too. So to start things off, I would love it if you take some time today or this week to do something you love whether it is write, draw, paint, code, sculpt, build, sing, dance, colour, capture photos, run… go do!