Wanting to better promote my products online I did a lot of research and reading on what end buyers respond to best. One of the things that cropped up time and again was seeing the product in the 'real world' rather than against a flat, plain background. With this in mind I set up some … Continue reading Product Photo Shoot In The Studio
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
An idea for a kids wallpaper design featuring starry animal constellations. Comes as a minimal design or with a far out swirling nebulous inky design! The constellation shapes are done accurate to life and each one is labelled with its correct latin name so it can act as a teaching aid for science and nature … Continue reading Starry Animal Constellations
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!
Over the last few weeks it's been full product development mode here. Research, samples and prototypes everywhere! Very soon these homeware and gift products will be ready to launch just in time for the busiest shopping time of the year! Coming soon will be a range of greetings cards (including Christmas cards), postcards, notebooks and … Continue reading New Range of Products in the Making!
This morning I have been carrying out a really interesting re-colouring exercise as part of the Make It In Design course. I have taken a fairly simple design of mine (Pine Slopes) and changed the colour palettes to fit in with the different genres of pattern design. These being: Classic, Traditional, Vintage, Retro, Contemporary and … Continue reading The Power of Re-Colouring
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
As I carry on furiously making work the Make It In Design's Ultimate Portfolio Builder course the subject has turned to geometric and abstract patterns. To try and add to the spontaneity to the designs I've been working with paper cut outs of various shapes and colours. Working like this helps add a sense of … Continue reading Getting A Little Abstract
As the temperature drops and evening darkens sooner every day it's almost time to whip out those fluffy jumpers and whip up a creamy hot chocolate! If you can't already tell I'm a fan of Winter! With this in mind I'm bulking up my portfolio with designs for the cosy season starting with a pattern … Continue reading Winter Is Coming