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Meet Harbin Harrison

Today we’d like to introduce you to Harbin Harrison.

Harbin, please share your story with us. 
I liked works focused in projects about music, art, posters, etc. From that moment I started illustrate and create brands for bands. After I had the opportunity in worked at “Editorial Santillana” a multinational editorial dedicated to education with new tendencies on this issue.

My worktime was divided in two, in Harbin Harrison´s studio and the editorial. It was a great challenge! (Haha). My occupation in the day was very hard, but very happy. In my night turn, in my studio, I cleared everything and follow my personal projects (skateboards, music posters, branding, t-shirts, stickers and more rock and roll). It was full time design for me… I´m very happy!

Now I´m in Los Angeles. The first motive was discovering and watch more perspectives here. I´m learning too much! The world is very big.

Please tell us about your art.
Oh! It´s a great question. Well… from any years ago I make letterings, and collages with dyes vintage. I think the combination of the analog and the digital feel is really awesome. I like work with engravings from the 18th/19th century. I have a connection to the art of these centuries, but also I´m a millennial boy, you know (haha) so I liked also the digital feel.

The principal message is that the people remember the beauty of life, a little suspire in any moment in the day. I think when something is make with the heart, the other people feels it!

Choosing a creative or artistic path comes with many financial challenges. Any advice for those struggling to focus on their artwork due to financial concerns?
Puuffff… You are very right in it. I’ll tell you a little story. I did not grow up in a family with a lot of money, I never missed anything, but we did not have any luxuries either. And when I realized that being an artist was complicated, precisely because of what you say, the financial issue, I became very depressed. I thought it was only for rich people and people who did not have to worry about a short, medium or long term future. Then I realized that studying something that involved art, but also a need on the part of the world could be something excellent because I could imbue the world with art, with my style and apart from that they would pay me for it.

Then I got to work and studied graphic design. For this, my mother had told me that I could not study in a private school because there was not much money; then I started to study on my own, I did my best to have clients even with my null experience (but at some point we have to start forming our own experience) and after a year of studying design courses, I think the universe He observed my enthusiasm and opened the way for me to study in a university and that is where every day in the university I took advantage of it as if it were the last one.

And over time I have observed that what you really do with your heart is reflected and the doors open. I never thought to live what I am now living in Los Angeles and all this is to do what I love. And the most beautiful thing of all is that, returning to the initial theme, is that they pay me for what I would do without charging.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
In Mexico City at the Mexican Design Museum. The exhibition is “To the death with a smile” a world contest.

In this edition of the contest, nearly 30,000 entrances were received from 157 countries. A selection of 541 finalists exhibited. I´m very excited for this!

Also always I upload my work to Instagram, Facebook & Behance.

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