Tash has 20 years of experience shaping future changemakers in the creative industry. She was previously programme leader of the BA and MA Graphic Design course at Salford University, and now facilitates the learning of worldwide postgraduate students that join the MA Digital Management and MA Digital Experience Design programmes at Hyper Island.
Parallel to disrupting design education, she has acted as an album creative for the band Elbow, and carried out Skateboard design collaborations with Linder Sterling. Her popular daily typographic project, 'Mundaneaday' is now it its fifth year, and its demand has expanded her portfolio to include the commission of large scale hand-lettered murals in studios around UK. She recently built up MapMyMCR, a growing map of illustrated buildings and their narratives which is being developed to incorporate additional cities.
Collaborations are a core feature in her working, and being part of Generic Greeting and BLAB helps enable this to grow. Having Cornish roots she's a friendly little creature and is usually happy to be seen talking design on stage (at the bar) or featuring in exhibitions that aim to make the world a little bit brighter.
I'm a Cornish born, unicorn with a pen for a horn.
In MCR I made my nest,
as this city is the best...
At day I teach*,
On the Hyper Island beach.
At night I naps
and ink up maps.
I draw, dance, doodle & drink,
And like to sketch what people think....
*we have no teachers at HI but cannot rhyme Programme Leader