Carys-ink is the name of my business, my real name is Carys Tait.
I am an experienced illustrator & designer based in Bristol, UK.
I specialise in digital illustration and the design of brand identities, for positive and socially-minded organisations, often working in areas relating to the environment, creativity, health and/or learning.
To help purposeful individuals, businesses and organisations build a strong identity and convey their message better, in an engaging, visual way that will appeal to their audience.
It’s important to find out about you, and what I can do to help your business or organisation grow. In working together, I would take into account your specific needs at this time, and use this to inform and develop a creative approach that will be nutritious for your organisation.
IS THIS YOU?
You are a socially-minded individual, business or non-profit organisation, doing something you really believe in
You need some creative input and are looking to work collaboratively with someone on your wavelength
You want to relate to your clients, customers or audience in an interesting, fun and visually appealing way
I try to work with people whose beliefs and passions I share - I care about my work, and being completely honest, I prefer to work on projects that are positive and interesting to me (makes sense, right?). For instance...
Your work relates in some way to the environment
You promote positive, healthy living for individuals and our planet
You educate and let people know about issues that matter, could be for children or adults
You have a creative product or service
I work directly with clients like you, or in collaboration with design agencies & marketers, to deliver what I term as ‘wholesome creative’. By this I mean, taking a considered approach to develop good, honest, creative solutions which are nourishing for your organisation and speak directly to your audience.
The well-being of your product or message is always key.
Here are some examples of what I can help you with:
Create illustrations which add character and vibrancy to your brand and communications
Design a brand identity, or simply a logo which resonates with your audience/customer base
Make your whole offering, marketing output and/or resources more visually appealing
Convey your message or explain information in a more fun and friendly way
Would you like to find out more about the way I work?
I’ve written a blog post which shows clearly the various stages I follow with my clients, for every creative project. It’s based around the idea of a tandem ride and includes a downloadable ‘Project Journey Route Map’ - Read more here
A few kind comments from previous clients. For more insights from people I’ve worked with please visit my TESTIMONIALS PAGE
"I would definitely recommend Carys. Her work has been of excellent quality, timely and I believe good value for money. She had a really great understanding of the brief, utilised our brand guidelines and integrated the map into a leaflet designed by our in-house designer. She was the ultimate professional in all our dealings with her."
Clare Wesener | Marketing Manager | Noah's Ark Zoo Farm
"Carys was great – she engaged in the nature of the project substantively, offering ideas and suggestions, rather than just creating strictly within a brief. She was also good from a project management perspective, keeping us to timelines when we were slipping but also allowing us to take extra time to deliberate when it was needed. The depth and quality of the illustrations were also better than what we have received before."
Seb Baird | Digital Manager | Time to Change Campaign, Rethink Mental Illness
“You’re in a very safe pair of hands, and not in a boring predictable way...Despite being control freaks, we are also highly collaborative and really appreciated that in Carys as well. How would we describe Carys?... Professional. Efficient. Friendly. Highly skilled. Communicative. A complete package.”
Owen McNeir | Founder & CEO | Remarkable Lives
Since graduating in 1996 with a BA(Hons) in Graphic Design, I worked doing design for television before starting up independently as Carys-ink. My background in design has had an important influence on the way I work, particularly in applying concept based thinking to every project.
I live in Bristol, with my husband Christian (also a designer) and our two growing boys. I enjoy family time and try to maintain an active lifestyle with cycling, tennis and going to the gym. I care about the world we live in and like fresh air, particularly the crisp, sunny kind.
Get in Touch!
If you'd like to discuss the possibility of working together...
Maybe you have something specific in mind, or you'd just like some friendly advice on a possible project - please do get in touch: email me here or fill out the contact form below.
I look forward to hearing from you!
SOME PREVIOUS CLIENTS
And if you still want to find out more?! A little bit about some of my other projects...
Aside from the computer/desk orientated work which is central to the main output of my business, I do also very much enjoy the occasional, more 'hands-on' art based projects. I see these as just another vehicle for my work and ideas, with the results essentially being my response to a given (& often highly fun) brief, the difference being that the finished piece is created with a paintbrush on a large sculpture! These projects are a great way to do something different when the opportunity presents itself - who wouldn't be up for that? For ideas ranging from a Mexican wrestler inspired tiger-Gromit to a Summer-y ice cream themed sheep... and the most recent for Gromit Unleashed 2…check them all out here