With the attitude of wanting to explore as many aspects of illustration as I can, recently I've been busy working towards opening an online shop purely for digital artworks. Instead of buying a physical print which gets sent in the mail the customer simply buys the digital file and either prints it themselves or has … Continue reading Digital Artworks in the Making!
Over the past couple of months I've been working hard to produce lots of new work to be able to publish my first portfolio look book and it has arrived! I'm very pleased with the quailty from Blurb books. With this in hand (and e-book version) I'm now ready to start approaching clients with a … Continue reading New Printed Portfolio Book
I've had a tidy up of my studio for photos to include my upcoming portfolio book. I thought I'd take the oppurtunity to share with you my workspace. This is my computer setup where I take hand drawn sketches and paintings into Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator to work into a placment piece or repeating pattern. … Continue reading Studio Scenes
For a limited time any orders from my Etsy shop will receive a free mini mountains print as a thank-you for supporting independent artists! It may seem a small thing for an individual purchase but every sale makes every Etsy seller do a little happy dance and further supports their hard work and dream to … Continue reading A Little Thank You For Supporting Independent Artists
Stunned to announce that I have won the Make it in Design Trade Show competition! All the entries where so great I didn't think I'd be in with a chance! Here's what the judges said "Harriet presented a wonderfully cohesive collection which was so rich and inviting to all of the MIID team. We loved … Continue reading Winner! Make It In Design Trade Show Competition
A new year already? Wowzers. 2019 will be my first full year as a freelance illustrator so it's an exciting and scary January this time around. As part of reviewing my 2018 work I tried out the Year of Colour website on my Instagram account and to my delight it showed a palette of mainly … Continue reading Hello 2019
I've been busying away over the past few weeks working on lots of new designs to bulk out my portfolio. Although I can't share too much online I have decided to let out one little design as it was too cute to resist! Inspired by the mutual obsession between British and Japanese cultures, there is … Continue reading New Work: Full English Breakfast, Japanese Style!
Two new sets of printed products are now available through my Etsy store. These are sets of postcards featuring different illustrations plus some List Books for those people obsessed with making lists! Getting these just time for Christmas shopping! With more products stocked in the shop I'm hoping to be able to concentrate more on … Continue reading New Products: Postcards & Listbooks
I was recently interviewed by the friendly folks at Wraptious after being chosen as a winning design for part of the design brief set for Make It In Design pattern courses. In the interview I talk a little about my inspiration and design process. You can take a look here: https://www.scrapbook.wraptious.com/blog/make-it-in-design-harriet-harker
Over the past few weeks I have been participating in the Make It In Design Module 2: Creating Your Professional Identity. There's been a lot of content and some fast paced design works but so far I've learnt a lot! One of the first exercises involved working working with collections and co-ordinate patterns. Based on … Continue reading The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design Course – Module 2