Design that
makes a difference

At Tortuga Creative Studio we use our graphic design experience and creativity to help you effectively build your brand, reach out to your audience and make a difference to the world we live in! 

We work with you to develop meaningful creative strategies and impactful graphic design, illustrations, and web designs that reflect the vision and values of your business or organization, and that inspire the support and commitment of your clients or members.

In all of our ventures we are dedicated to protecting and conserving the planet we all depend on, and helping to tell the stories of those who strive to do the same (like you!). Great design for us isn’t about simply looking good, it’s about doing good by giving back and doing our part for the Earth and all of us who live here.

We are here to help you make a difference.

What we offer you

We love helping you, our planet-conscious partners, stand out, tell your story and achieve more than you ever thought was possible. Through our unique and artistic approach to graphic design and our dedication to the highest quality experiences, we offer you full scope visual branding from thoughtful, conscious creative strategy, to custom logo and illustration work, to outstanding and memorable web and print experiences.

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Creative Strategy

Discover who your brand is and build a plan to connect with your audience

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Art & Illustration

Custom art pieces that showcase your unique message to the world

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Logo Design

Creative and original logo designs to anchor your brand and excite your audience

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Web Design

Memorable web experiences that connect with and inspire others

Print Design

Thoughtful print design that shares your story with the world

Meet yourTortuga team

Our talented and passionate team are here to help you share your story with the world.

Natalie Gilson

Creative Captain
Passionate about everything I do and am involved in, I am an artist, a dedicated graphic designer, an intelligent creative strategist, and an advocate for a plastic-free, sustainable world. I am also a paddle boarder, a surfer, and a scuba diver with an incredible love for the ocean and for the well-being of our planet. With everything that I do and every piece of art and design that I create, my goal is to make the world a better and brighter place. I can’t wait to work with you and help you do the same!

Brandyn Hansen

Design Helmsman
Clean, precise design is my forte. Designing to make a difference is my mission. Graphic design, sketching, hand lettering and never stopping learning is how I achieve success. Additionally, I enjoy skimboarding, hiking and exploring the great outdoors. Everything I do is with passion and I can't wait to collaborate with you on yours!

What people say

Natalie was a real treat to work with - she totally embraced not only the project itself, but the underlying subject matter. It was clear that a lot of research and a ton of thought went into her designs and presentations. Natalie is an outstanding collaborative partner to work with.


Long Beach Golf Festival

I have nothing but good to say about Natalie and Tortuga! Their attention to detail and communication during our project was outstanding!! The unique artwork is like no other!


Raw nails

I thoroughly enjoyed working with Natalie. She provided exceptional quality with professional, prompt communication and her level of commitment to the success of this project was outstanding. I would recommend Natalie to anyone looking for an exceptionally talented designer with an impressive level of integrity and commitment.


wigglypen creative

Extremely professional with a friendly attitude, really engages with the project ensuring it is executed it to a high standard. The quality of work was exceptional, exceeded my expectations if I'm honest. Worth every penny,



Natalie has been a precious gem to work with. She has designed the logo of our dream for our starting brand. She has also designed the prints designs for our first collection and they are pure beauty. Understanding our need and expectations is very important to Natalie and she takes time to fully immerse in the project. I really enjoyed her clear communication and how precise and talented she is. Not to mention that Natalie is super friendly. Thank you!


bawah beachwear

Natalie is amazing! She is creative, professional, a great communicator and proactive with her ideas. She was very helpful and in areas where she knew I didn't have any experience. She helped me learn and fill in the gaps. Thank you Natalie!


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Selected work

A collection of what we do, from Illustration and Print Design to Logo Design, Branding and Web Design

It's time to dive in

we can't wait to start helping you make a difference!
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