Designer Spotlight: Harper Finch
I've got a special feature for you today! Perhaps you've seen her designs and great freebies floating around the web, but I would like to introduce you to Harper Finch. Can you believe she's only been designing for 6 months?
Q: Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from? Where do you live? Who’s in your family? What do you do in the average day?
A: My roots and my heart belong to Oklahoma, south Tulsa to be specific. I grew up here and have found my way back after finding myself in Des Moines and Austin. I'm a bit of a free spirit, very open-minded, endlessly curious and believe in the power of humanity. I am infinitely fascinated in people, which led to my studies in Psychology (which I loved!). I am a sassy, single goofball who holds my parents, two sister and brother-in-law (to be) closest to my heart. Though in our family, our Dauchsaund/Beagle mix, Reeces is the Queen Bee and seemingly my constant companion. There's nothing funnier than seeing Reeces with her ears blowing in the wind, hanging out a window of my Tahoe - trust me!
Q: How did you start digital scrapbooking? When did you start designing?
A: I was in Grad School when I found digital scrapbooking and it became an incredible creative outlet which I definitely needed. So I decided to teach myself Photoshop and just fell in love with the endless possibilites which exist with platforms such a Photoshop and Illustrator. I began to experiment with design 6 months ago, doing things like creating birthday cards for family, designing the invitation for my sister's engagement party, etc. and just loved it. So I decided to start my own blog in December, which has been of the best decisions I've ever made!
Q: What tools do you use to design?
A: I primarily use Photoshop but occassionally dabble in Illustator. My Bamboo tablet is a God-send and I love the extension of my creativity which it allows.
Q: What are a couple of your favorite designs you’ve created?
A: I think my favorite collections as yet have been "Map it Out," "My Classic Valentine," both of which are available in my Etsy shop, and "Ready, Set, Go," a MASSIVE collection available FREE on my blog!
Q: What are some designs that inspire you?
A: Typography and color palettes are the source of all of my inspiration. I come up with a swatch that I love and then decide upon a theme and plan for using it to create a scrapbook kit. Designers who infinitely amaze and inspire me are Miss Tiina, Just Jaimee, Mommyish and Kate Hadfield, to name a few!
Q: Do you have any advice for designers?
A: Design what you love and don't restrict yourself with a theme that you feel like you have to do. The process should be organic or so I believe, and I do my best work in that vein.
If you are a budding designer or know of one, and would like to be featured here at the Pixel Scrapper blog, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I love digital scrapbooking. I also love to read and bake cookies. Especially while drinking tea. I've lived around the world, and love to travel, which is usually the theme of most of my scrapping projects.