Hi, I'm Tara! A Bedfordshire based designer/maker who specialises in jewellery, accessories, stationery and surface pattern design. All of my work is handmade and designed in my home studio. I'm a bit of a natural history nerd with a love of all things vintage- I'm heavily influenced by the natural world, the wonderful flora and fauna that live in it and the natural history that goes with it.


Despite having studied Fashion and Art and Design at school, college and university, I have actually worked in the zoological industry for several years specializing in birds- everything from corvids, birds of prey to parrots. Birds play a huge role in Cake for Corvids (can you tell?) and the name itself is drawn from a box marked 'cake for corvids' which held left over cake crumbs to treat a pair of ravens and pied crows that I used to care for!


Cake for Corvids had humble beginnings at the end of 2015; starting out as a hobby in the late evenings in front of the telly after a busy day on the zoo, to growing into a busy little full time business working from my home studio (I have a desk now and everything!) alongside my quaker parrot, Aqua.

I'm also an award winning website designer (SME Bedfordshire Business Awards 2019) and I offer a variety of freelance design services including graphic design, logo design and print work. Mainly working with zoological facilities and farm parks, I have worked with numerous businesses to help make their vision a reality by creating innovative signage and marketing. If you'd like to know more, please feel free to get in touch.

I'm proud to say that I keep my business as environmentally friendly as possible, which is why all of my paper stationery is printed on 100% recycled paper in the UK and even the cellophane bags I use are biodegradable. All of my packaging supplies are FSC approved.

The Studio

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