Natasha Rauf

Is an artist, illustrator, and brand strategist based in Portland, Oregon

Hi! I'm Natasha, and I came to art, illustration, and graphics design on accident, initially as a means to reinvent myself and grow creatively. What started out as an outlet of expression quickly evolved into a real opportunity in working with organizations, brands and causes that I strongly believe in and am proud to support. My work involves capturing our emotional journeys, our relationship with ourselves, and how we form connections. Intense, popping color is the foundation of my illustrative language. Born in Pakistan, raised in Texas, and now living in Portland, Oregon, my free time (when I'm not drawing) involves reading anything by and about Edith Wharton, Toni Morrison, F Scott Fitzgerald, John Green, Mary Oliver, and spending oodles of time on the Oregon coast with family and friends.

self portrait

Features and Exhibits

Illustrations: A Rebellion of Joy. The Examined Life, April 2022

Gallery Pop Up, BIPOC Happy Hour, Multnomah Whiskey Library, Portland, OR, June 2022