Graphic designer and print maker Cherith Harrison grew up in the picturesque border town of Peebles in Scotland before moving to Edinburgh thirteen years ago. Both country and city life have shaped her creatively, and her rural-inspired designs have a quirky contemporary feel. She produces all sorts of lovely products, from kitchen textiles to totes and stationery.
Tell us a little bit about what you do.
All my designs begin with a single pencil drawing on a plain piece of paper. I start my drawings by looking for patterns within the subject matter, usually wildlife, which I deliberately exaggerate through scale and colour. As well as supplying my home and gift accessories to key retailers, I also sell through my own website and Notonthehighstreet.
What inspires your designs?
Well, I’m obsessed with animals, so they tend to be my main focus! I love watching them, studying their characteristics and admiring their beauty. I try hard to capture their qualities and like to think my designs add a contemporary twist to fairly traditional themes.
What’s your favourite country moment?
It would have to be driving through Glencoe, Scotland’s most famous and most scenic glen! I love the sheer scale and grandeur of its mountains – the colours in the Autumn are just fantastic.
What’s your creative style in three words?
More is more!