“Natalie is a talented, patient and persistent perfectionist. She has excellent editorial and organisational skills too which really helped with the kind of new website I was in desperate need of – one that I could have some control over on my terms, willing in principle to learn but not wanting to get tied up in social media.
As a dyslexic creative I have a huge mental block with IT. But when I met Natalie she pressed the refresh button in my attitude and quickly organised a new plan of action tailored exactly to my needs and scant experience. I really needed some focus as I had become confused with lots of project photos, scribblings and supposed USP ideas for marketing which I was totally cynical about.
Firstly she created the foundation to get me up and running and just as I would design and build a garden from scratch for longevity, Natalie built my website for the long term too. Just like garden design, it takes time to get to know a client, survey the scene and then construct a dynamic, well structured garden. What you see on my website is a beautifully slick and smoothly functioning site which catalogues my professional work and gives me a unique personal sounding board that I feel confident to use.
Natalie has also tutored me on the upkeep of the site at my pace, taking it stage by stage so I can add information when I have time. I’m enjoying writing posts in WordPress and collecting new ideas for the blog and am even starting to enjoy the marketing side and slowly understanding some of the workings of SEO.
The website is a perfectly functioning aesthetic portfolio of my work and is a work of art in itself. It has enabled me to engage and develop my business. Working with Natalie has been a very valuable experience.”
Carol Whitehead, Garden Designer and Artist
Hello there, I’m Natalie Seal, a freelance graphic designer based near Tunbridge Wells, Kent. With 15 years freelance and previously as senior designer at a marketing & design agency, I’ve totted up plenty of experience in graphic design in one way or another. My goodness, how time flies!
But why Ginger & Fig?
Well, it’s not just because they are both versatile, taste delicious and bring something special to the table; they also rather handily reflect the fact that I have two different types of customer. Which one might you be?
Bold and Brilliant Ginger
For marketing & creative agencies seeking hands-on help when the heat is on. I’m bookable to work in-house or from home, be it for a day or two or on a regular basis, keeping the seat warm and the mouse clicking for mid to senior weight designers and creative artworkers on leave, or when the workload is heavy. If you’d like to email me, I’ll happily send you my CV or can pop in for a chat.
Small and Perfectly Formed Fig
For small and local businesses looking for beautifully turned out communications. I offer a friendly and personal service; with flavour-filled design and marketing that’ll get you noticed. From a company logo, advert in a magazine or a new website and everything in-between. If you’d like to email a brief outline of your requirements, I’ll get back to you as soon as possible and we can take it from there.
In the meantime, I hope you enjoy having a look around my little corner of the virtual cosmos…