Natalie Ballard – Silhouette UK Design Team
“Natalie has been a digital crafter for over 20 years, but a lifelong crafter in a range of media. She has been crafting since she first got hooked with her Mom’s beads, cartoons and crafty projects. She attributes the crafter, designer and artist she is now to her Mom.
As Natalie has travelled through education, she has covered fashion and textiles design, graphic design, multimedia and interactive design, before commencing over 20 years industry experience in graphic design. She started writing her first book in digital crafting all the way back in 2000 and this has fed directly into the content in her magazines and books.
2020 saw the release of her first guide book joining her (then) two mixed craft titles with projects for the electronic cutters. Her fourth book is all about designing your own files using vectors and is available now. Natalie is currently writing the follow-up Project Book as well as a sequel to her first guide book.
Outside of crafting, Natalie loves to dance and has directed a pantomime as well as choreographing for several productions. She is a talented painter and artist but loves to unwind by colouring, diamond painting and parchment craft. She is very happily married to Ian who supports all of her creative endeavours; and she has three teenage step children who tolerate them.
Favourite Craft Tip
“Crafting is a journey and not a destination, enjoy the trip”
Natalies’s Website: Planner Craft UK