Designer Spotlight: Meet Natasha Miller

design team - natasha Jul 01, 2022
How to create chalk-like lettering

Meet Natasha Miller, one of the newest additions to The Pigeon Letter Design Team. Get to know the passion that drives her to creative beautiful art.


How did you get started doing art?

I have always loved lettering and doodling. My notebooks and diaries were filled with fun lettering and quotes. After university, I found myself in the corporate world but still creating when I could (getting into paper crafting and stamping). My family and I moved to the US for 2 years. I didn't have a work VISA so instead, used my new found free time to learn lettering, and modern calligraphy, as a means to creative journaling. Through creative journaling, I have reignited my passion for illustration and now I get to create fun lettering pieces and patterns using my illustrations. I am learning something new everyday and loving it!


What is your favorite medium to create with?

I love the versatility of brush pens - blending, drawing, colouring. But, I also really love Procreate and Affinity Designer on my iPad and the freedom to create wherever.


What is your favorite color?

My favourite colour is green. Every green you can come up with (including chartreuse)


What is the one thing you like to have nearby when you create?

My iPad. It is so freeing to be able to sketch out some ideas, and experiment with different colours, without worrying that what I'm doing won't work out.


What most inspires you?

Colour! I love colour and pattern design so much. Paper pads from craft stores were the catalyst for me to start card marking, and they still inspire me to illustrate, and play with colours. 


How do you push through creative ruts?

I go back to simple. It can be overwhelming when you have all the pens and paints, or the iPad with its endless opportunities for creativity. So I will go back to simple pencil and sketch paper to reset, adding one or two colours, few if any details, until I find myself excited to experiment again.


If you could only use 3 supplies for the rest of your life, what 3 items would you choose?

A drawing pen, double ended brush markers (a BIG set of course), and a white gel pen or paint pen.


What's your one hot tip for learners?

I hated to hear this but practice! It's a process and a journey and even though we all just want to automatically be great at it, it takes practice!


Check out all of Natasha's tutorials here!