Designer Spotlight: Harper Finch

Designer Spotlight
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!

Map It Out Add On Map It Out Journal Cards

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.

Snow Day Alpha Valentine Journal Cards

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!

Map It Out Valentine
Game Night

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.

Freebie Freebie

Besides all the wonderful freebies that you can find on her blog, Harper has also given us this exclusive coupon that you can use in her store. Be sure to stop by and visit her and say hi!

Blog: http://imharperfinch.blogspot.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HarperFinchDesigns
Store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/HarperFinchDesigns
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/imharperfinch

Harper Finch Coupon

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 support@pixelscrapper.com

Recent Comments

Meredith Shepherd
Meredith Shepherd Fri, 03/22/2013 - 23:17

Enjoyed discovering a new designer. Following Harper now on Facebook.

Olivia Lee
Olivia Lee Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:40

I am SO glad to find Harper Finch! Love her stuff! I always like to "meet" new designers that have great stuff! So hope we see more!

Jennifer Granger
Jennifer Granger Sun, 03/10/2013 - 20:22

I love this feature, and I cannot wait to see more like it!

Melissa Bechtloff
Melissa Bechtloff Sat, 03/09/2013 - 10:23

i love the look of the classic valentine kit

Carmen McMaster
Carmen McMaster Fri, 03/08/2013 - 09:23

I love that snow day alpha

Candi Stears
Candi Stears Fri, 03/08/2013 - 04:40

I am a HUGE fan of Harper Finch Designs. She is so generous w/ her work and her designs are fabulous! She amazes me, she gives away kits that I would pay for and she often hosts giveaways, too (of which I have won before) and she is just an all-around awesome designer and she's a HUGE blessing to the scrapping community!!!

Tina
Tina Thu, 03/07/2013 - 12:44

Can't wait to check out Harper's site, thank you for bringing her work to our attention. I love this new feature of showcasing design talent - very much in keeping with Pixel Scrapper's generous spirit of community.

Liz Wiff
Liz Wiff Thu, 03/07/2013 - 10:38

Thank you for profiling Harper! I love her stuff, and she is actually how I discovered your site.

Janet Scott
Janet Scott Wed, 03/06/2013 - 23:18

Ooh, great idea to profile budding designers and what a way to kick it off! I'm definitely a fan now and am looking forward to seeing her designs. Also, thanks so much for pointing out her HUGE freebie kit!

Sunny Faith Rush
Sunny Faith Rush Wed, 03/06/2013 - 21:06

I love this new feature of pixel scrapper, and what a delight to " meet" Harper Finch. Her success and creativity is very inspiring. Fantastic designs, and very unique.

Keisha Dawson
Keisha Dawson Wed, 03/06/2013 - 20:37

Thank you for the introduction to this designer. She is incredibly talented!

Michelle Gentry
Michelle Gentry Wed, 03/06/2013 - 18:15

I love the things created by Harper! She's so talented and has a great imagination for her sets!

Emelyn Magpoc
Emelyn Magpoc Wed, 03/06/2013 - 15:02

Such a fun interview! Thank you Harper for all gorgeous work, your designs are beautiful and super fun!!

Kristen Hess
Kristen Hess Wed, 03/06/2013 - 14:11

Thank you for the introduction! And Harper, thank you for the beautiful freebies and coupon. I look forward to seeing more of your wonderful work.

Lady Phillippa
Lady Phillippa Wed, 03/06/2013 - 13:25

I discovered Harper's blog at the beginning of the year, and I can't believe she's only been designing for 6 months! Love her eye for color!

Betsy Bush
Betsy Bush Wed, 03/06/2013 - 12:52

Thanks so much. Loved ready this and seeing Harper's great designs!

Jasmine Spain
Jasmine Spain Wed, 03/06/2013 - 11:49

What a great idea to publish this interview! There are so many sites out there and its so difficult to find a great one like Harper's and Pixelscrapper lol. Thank you for sharing!

Heidi Shafer
Heidi Shafer Wed, 03/06/2013 - 10:54

I've been following her blog for a while and it's great to hear more about the designer. Thanks!

Ica Jovita
Ica Jovita Wed, 03/06/2013 - 09:49

love your design Harper!!

Heather Johannessen
Heather Johannessen Wed, 03/06/2013 - 08:09

Fun! Thanks for sharing! *heart*

Meridy Reeve
Meridy Reeve Wed, 03/06/2013 - 08:01

This is so awesome! Thanks! What a good idea to put it all on etsy!

Kaleena Farmer
Kaleena Farmer Wed, 03/06/2013 - 07:53

I LOVE Harper! She is one of my favorite designers!

Lana Fischer
Lana Fischer Wed, 03/06/2013 - 05:13

Yes I will go check out her blog...I see some nice designs! Thanks!!

Jaclyn Clayton
Jaclyn Clayton Wed, 03/06/2013 - 02:26

Love your designs! Been following you for awhile on DeviantArt... you're so talented! thanks for sharing with us!! :)

Rebecca Pritchett
Rebecca Pritchett Tue, 03/05/2013 - 23:13

Beautimus! Love the designs! I will def check out her etsy shop! Thank you for the exclusive coupon too~