Design Work

EP04 Natasha Vermeulen — On music gigs improving your freelance gigs

Episode Summary

In this episode I catch up with Natasha Vermeulen, a freelance designer and illustrator based in Auckland, New Zealand. She has worked at a number of award-winning design studios in New Zealand as well as building her own independent practice, From the Mill — a direct translation of her last name. In this episode Nat chats about how she’s learnt to run a successful freelance design practice, getting comfortable with contracts and how going to gigs by yourself can make you a better freelancer.

Episode Notes

In this episode I catch up with Natasha Vermeulen, a freelance designer and illustrator based in Auckland, New Zealand. She has worked at a number of award-winning design studios in New Zealand as well as building her own independent practice, From the Mill — a direct translation of her last name. Her illustration style is playful, bright and sometimes warped, in the best way possible. At Dovetail X we were lucky enough to have Nat create an illustration for one of our custom Refold cardboard desks at San Francisco Design Week in June. Plus she just did an awesome gif animation for us that appeared in our newsletter last week. I love how Nat is always willing to put her hand up for stuff and try new formats whether that be huge murals or animations. In this episode Nat chats about how she’s learnt to run a successful freelance design practice, getting comfortable with contracts and how going to gigs by yourself can make you a better freelancer.

From the Mill

Dovetail X

Dropbox

Designers Institute of New Zealand — Resources

Taupo Street Art Festival — Natasha Vermeulen and Kelly Spencer