FREELANCE WRITER & ILLUSTRATOR
Tash Turgoose is an author, illustrator and designer based on the Sunshine Coast, in Queensland, Australia. She is currently completing her Bachelor of Creative Writing (Honours) at the University of the Sunshine Coast, and will go on to complete her PhD in 2019. Since dipping her toes in the world of writing, Tash has launched and directed a magazine, worked with global brands such as STA Travel and written and illustrated a book, Makeshift Galaxy, released in January 2018.
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W R I T I N G
Tash's debut book, Makeshift Galaxy, was released worldwide in January 2018, with Australian publisher Odyssey Books and their imprint Publisher Obscura. Tash served as author, illustrator and designer of the book, which follows a subtle, poignant love story in WWII Germany.
"A phenomenal debut! This book breaks new ground. A must read." — Professor Gary Crew, Author of The Watertower and Strange Objects.
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In 2011, Tash launched T.x Magazine, serving as Editor-in-Chief. The magazine, which was dubbed the "illegitimate love child of National Geographic and Harper's Bazaar", for it's mix in adventure, lifestyle, history, entertainment and fashion pieces, grew to over 10K unique impression each month, and featured interviews with both domestic and international talents. In 2013, the magazine hit the shelves to a sell out audience. Unfortunately, unforeseen circumstances eventually forced the closure of the magazine in early 2014.
From 2014 - 2016, Tash worked with STA Travel, the world's leading travel brand for under 30s, in content creation, customer experience and marketing.
Tash regularly organised content for the company's monthly magazine, Roam, which was distributed through stores and brand activations.
Tash worked on content creation for Facebook and Instagram, both imagery and words, and also regularly ran Facebook Q&A sessions, on travel and company offers.
Tash worked extensively on brand activations through universities, creating orientation week events, as well as on-campus giveaways and special events.
Starting in late 2016, Tash freelances as a relief weather writer with Channel 7 Queensland. In this role, Tash writes weather bulletins for six different regions from the Sunshine Coast up to Cairns, as well as nightly updates and severe weather warnings.
In addition to the above, Tash works as a freelance writer, and has an extensive portfolio of clients, varying from tutoring companies to investment companies, and with jobs ranging from blogging to illustrating, to technical writing.
You can see an example of Tash's writing here.
CLIENTS INCLUDE —
HSC CoWorks, Wild Compass Media, FitCollege, Contiki, Busabout, Topdeck, Hotel Victor Masse (Paris), Hotel Bryghia (Bruges, Belgium), Hotel Santana (Cairo, Egypt), Nile Hotel (Aswan, Egypt), Hotel Susanna (Luxor, Egypt), BizFurn, Jeffers' Market, Hello Yoga, Arts Hotel, Amco Marketing, Odyssey Books, Publisher Obscura, Mettrr.
I L L U S T R A T I O N
After illustrating Makeshift Galaxy, Tash was been commissioned to design and illustrate the University of the Sunshine Coast's 2017 Anthology, and the Field of Words 2018 Anthology. She has also worked on illustrating a children's book series, The Monster's Apprentice by Felicity Banks, which was released in February 2018. In June 2018, she will be one of the featured authors and illustrators in the Murder in the Mail narrative experience.
You can view a selection of her works below.
A P P E A R A N C E S
In the wake of her publishing deal, Tash has secured multiple media and academic appearances.
In August 2017, she ran a workshop at Voices on the Coast, with acclaimed author Gary Crew, and illustrator Paul O'Sullivan. In September 2017, she appeared on a panel at Oz ComicCon Brisbane, discussing her work and the importance of mindset for artists. She has also been employed as a guest lecturer by the University of the Sunshine Coast's Creative Writing department, and is presenting a series of workshops at the university in 2018, with the most recent being Books As Art: Creative Journalling. In June 2018, Tash will be the featured author at the Sunshine Coast's Year 8 Readers Cup, and in July she will run a number of talks and workshops at the Voices on the Coast Youth Literature Festival.
Contact — firstname.lastname@example.org // 0423970227 // @tashturgoose