Eastwood Spotlight // Natasha Jiwa

  • Natasha is a Vancouver-born, Brooklyn-based artist. A graduate of Parsons School of Design, Natasha now works as a designer and illustrator for several brands in New York City and is the creator and brains behind is yours. Read on to discover Natasha’s wakeup ritual, favourite places to view art and what she is most excited about in her current working life. 


    Photos via @natashaisyours

    Describe your style of work

    Through my artwork, I seek to celebrate individuality while acknowledging the inherent sameness that unites us. I hope to promote messages of being gentle, being loving, and being yourself. Each piece is designed and hand-crafted in my home studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn where I love to use mixed mediums to guide my different expressions.

    How would your friends describe your personality 

    If described as an inanimate object, my best friend would say silk pajamas blowing in the wind.

    What are you most excited about at this time in your life

    Recently I’ve decided to try new styles of illustration and introduce new characters in to my drawings. I’ve been super excited (and nervous) to buckle down, draw, try new mediums and refine my style!

    What’s one thing people don’t know about you

    I worked in marketing/PR for a record label before I decided I needed to move to new york and study art and design.

    What’s inspiring you in life right now 

    23 year old Tyler Mitchell – who will be the first black photographer to shoot the cover of Vogue

    What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve done in your life 

    Camping in Zambia on the Zambezi River

    How would you define yourself in three words 

    Scorpio. Scorpio. Scorpio 🦂

    Best piece of advice you’ve received 

    Open your eyes and keep falling. Because if you’re not falling you’re not moving the limits

    Song you can listen to on repeat 

    Rihanna – Love on the Brain (it was our first dance on our wedding night)


    Photos via @eastwood.x


    Describe yourself in a hashtag #lovesummerhateeverythingelse

    What’s your wakeup ritual Meditation then rap music

    Dream country to visit Japan

    What’s the biggest surprise you’ve had Trump winning the election (unfortunately)

    What are three things you can’t live without Cheetos puffs, something to draw on, music

    What’s your current TV obsession Westworld

    Favorite app VSCO

    A book that everyone should read Originals by Adam Grant

    What would you like to be remembered for Making good eye contact

    Favorite place to view art The streets of New york (& the internet)

    Best thing to happen to you today My puppy eating a sno-cone in 30 degree heat 🐩 (say hi to Brooklyn’s finest Toy Poodle, Indio)

    Favorite smell Downy unstoppables (fresh scent specifically)

    If you made a documentary, what would it be about Systemic racism

    Shop the Eastwood x isyours collab in studio // Limited stock available

    To learn more about Natasha’s work, follow @isyoursco.