Hello! My name is Tahira Karim.
But I also go by Tauska.
I am an illustrator, an author and a teacher.
I love beautiful things and nature.
I pull from my background as a Canadian with mixed Indian and African heritage, and from my experiences with education, new media, and graphic design, to create.
I make books and other media that address issues close to my heart, including human right and the environment.
I can usually be found drawing and writing with fresh tea in hand, or roaming the streets and gardens of Paris.
It is my dream to work with people, publishers, and companies who have a vested interest in education, rights, and green-initiatives for building towards pluralistic communities with bright futures.
More about Tauska
1. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation and Media: Emily Carr University, Vancouver, Canada. (2008)
2. Diploma of Aromatherapy: Langara University, Vancouver, Canada. (2010)
3. Bachelor of Education: University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada. (2012)
4. Masters of Fine Arts in New Media: Paris College of Art, Paris, France. (2020)
1. Reading, especially stories the world over.
2. Human rights.
3. In depth study of how we use of senses to explore our world.
4. Visiting animals in their natural habitats.
What I love to do!
1. Draw and write.
2. Drink chai and eat papaya.
3. Create diverse illustrations so that varied children can find themselves represented in books !
4. Travel the world.