I'm a print & graphic designer and illustrator based in Berkshire, UK.
My passion for creating art started at a young age, growing up surrounded by countryside and animals has inspired my designs today. I studied Textile Design at Leeds University and completed my Masters in Textile Innovation and Branding. Leading me to work in fashion as a print and graphic designer with ready-to-wear brands, high street retailers and suppliers. Primarily in small businesses and start-ups. With experience in creating artwork for womenswear, childrenswear and for home & stationery products.
Naturally, I'm drawn to bright florals, textures and slightly abstracted styles. With a love for English country home textiles, painterly fashion prints and colourful packaging & stationery.
Currently, I work in my home studio on a range of creative projects and commissions from fashion prints to children's books, wedding stationery, illustration and my own seasonal print collections.
I start each new project or collection with trend and mood boards. Whether it be for a fashion print, a pattern for homeware or an illustration. I love this part of the design process, creating styles, colour palettes and themes.
Initial ideas are developed from these boards and I use a collection of reference books, my own photographs and saved imagery both digital and printed material to sketch and plan artwork. My studio walls are covered in inspiration and I keep my favourite pieces pinned to vision boards.
Designs are created using a range of mediums, some of my favourties to work with are watercolours, acrylics, pastels and pencils. I use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to finalise designs, colours and create repeats for prints.
Artwork for repeat and placement prints for womenswear, childrenswear and home & stationery products.
Single prints or print collections can be commissioned based on your creative brief.
Whether you are a company looking to hire an illustrator for your project or you would like a personal illustration of your pet or home - Digital illustrations are open for commissions.
If you would like to get in touch regarding a creative project or would like more information about an existing print or illustration, please get in touch via my Contact page.
I would love to hear from you!
Follow me on Instagram @harrietruscoe for sketches, paintings, latest designs, projects and inspirations.