Creative Lives — Focus on personal work and your audience will find you: Bristol illustrator Harriet Lee-Merrion

Posted 24 January 2018 Interview by Indi Davies

Guided by personal interests that range from ancient printmaking techniques to Plato’s philosophies, Harriet Lee-Merrion’s illustration is rich with complex influences. Staying true to what intrigues her has been vital to attracting likeminded clients, upholding her instantly identifiable aesthetic and staying inspired; “If you’re aware of what will make you happy and fulfilled, then you’ll always be working to your full potential,” she shares. Her portfolio, packed with curious scenes in pared-back colour palettes, includes work for clients as diverse as Google and the British Association of Counselling. But she says it’s often her personal work that best stands the test of time. Based in Bristol, Harriet tells us what she loves about her city, why she keeps her tools to a minimum, and the importance of sharing your work online.

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