Tasha Zimich, a student graduating Simon Fraser University’s School for Contemporary Arts Visual Art Program, decided to tackle on a long-time dream of illustrating and self-producing her own graphic arts books. Thanks to crowdsourced funding at IndieGoGo, her dream is becoming a reality. At the close of her campaign, Tasha has achieved and exceeded her $1600.00 funding goal.Tasha’s artwork expresses dark & macabre content through beautiful technical application. A leaning towards art that functions outside of Contemporary Art Gallery walls has rattled the cages of traditional sensibilities inside the Academic Communities where she studies and hones her craft.
Her goal of raising $1600.00 to cover book production costs was ambitious for a young emerging artist without a well developed professional career. Through the support of friends, family, project newcomers, and generous art supply sponsorship from Letraset UK, Tasha’s 60-day Crowdsourced Funding campaign swelled with generous donations. She reached and exceeded her 1600$ goal 5 days before the end of her IndieGoGo funding campaign, and the donations kept trickling in. Her campaign concluded on January 12th, having raised a total of $1725.00 to apply to the production costs of her books.