My name is Natascha Maksimovic - I illustrate, creating gift and stationery products.
I was born and raised in Germany. Growing up around a family of designers I had already begun to appreciate the art of German efficiency and forward thinking design.
In search of inspiration I moved to England in the mid-nineties. Influenced by the music and art of that time, I began my artistic journey by creating album and poster artwork for the many indie bands of that period.
After graduating from Camberwell College of Arts in London, I established my career within the feature film industry where I worked on fantastic film sets, was mentored by legends, finding my own inspiration and confidence for my future.
I illustrate and create paper collections and bespoke stationery in my own studio in Farnham, Surrey. All materials are locally sourced and paper products are recycled. I am also very proud to collaborate with other UK artists and studios for my various ranges.
I give people gifts to make them happy which in turn makes me happy. It's an endless cycle of positive influence. I create wrapping paper and stationery to reflect the inward significance of the gift, be it the value of the ideas in the notebook or the message that's in the card. The foundation of the product is the person experiencing it.
This is how I approach my creative ideas and products, they are something that I would love to receive. They inspire me, I want them to be used and shared with people and to make someone's day that little bit brighter.
"Don't judge a book by its cover, judge a present by its wrapping"
'nat maks' clients include Sir Ridley Scott and Archie Panjabi.
'nat maks' products have been featured in ELLE DECORATION, HOMES & GARDENS and LIVING ETC online.