- Hi and thank you for visiting Colourful Ideas.
My name is Maria Harding, and I'm a Sydney based freelance graphic designer and illustrator, specialising in design for print. My creative skills are an accumulation of nearly 15 years working as an artist and graphic designer in London, Cambridge and Sydney.
In 2011 I illustrated and wrote my first children’s book ‘Animal ABC’ and greetings cards (which can be purchased from my Etsy shop ). I also enjoy creating hand-cut and painted stencil portraits. If you’d like to see more examples of these, then please visit http://stencilportraits.com.au/
Talking of animals, I support various animal rights companies and offer free design services to companies who are working hard to stop the terrible abuse that our beautiful animals have to endure in factory farms, live export, puppy mills and more. One person I regularly do design work for is Despina Rosales who single handedly donates a lot of her time, money and resources to help fight the cause, she offers great advise to anyone wanting to help, here are some links to her website info: http://despinarosales.com/animalsquotes.htm
I currently only work from my home studio. Rates negotiable by hour, day or project with reductions for charities and good causes - I especially support ethically minded companies.
Have a colourful day!
Clients include: ACP, Fairfax, Hotel Chocolat, OPSM, Budget Eyewear, Laubman & Pank, Weldon Owen, Cambridge University, Anglia Ruskin University, Matching Hat Ltd, Mirror Group, Fitch, Design Bridge, The Moult Agency, The Lensfield Hotel, Sane Jane, BBC, National Magazine Company, Menagarie Theatre Company, Journies to Inspire, The Samba Experience, Samba Ninja, Rice Boat Restaurant, Travel Wheels Campervan Hire.
Previous full time positions held:
Creative Manager - Hotel Chocolat Ltd.
Promotions Art Director - CLEO Magazine.
Senior Designer - Matching Hat Ltd.
For a copy of my CV, please contact me.