Illustration style: pen & ink with digital color and occasional mixed media, such as scanned paper and textures. Illustration capabilities: animals, architecture, automotive, character brands, editorial, food, icons, landscapes, people, retro-style, silhouettes, townscapes and more. View the full illustration portfolio at online.
Folly Wave is an idea. It's an attitude. It's the essence of being near the ocean. It's the feeling you get after a day at the beach, you know, the one that relaxes your soul?
The goal: Capture this essence in a brand, a brand that people would want to wear. Illustrations were produced with pen & ink on paper. Color was added digitally.
Wade Harris was contracted by Mystic Scenic Studios to illustrate numerous silhouettes for exhibition at the Fort Raleigh National Park Services Center- Roanoke Island, North Carolina. The dramatic “Treehouse” foliage in the visitors center main entrance, was fabricated using silhouettes from an illustration that Wade Harris created for the project. The structure measures over 10 feet tall and includes interactive stations for park visitors. Hidden creatures were added to the canopy portion to make it even more interesting for kids. This is a permanent installation.
Art Directors: Ernesto Mendoza & Mike Biddle
Successful brands come from the partnership of creative and strategic thinkers who are dedicated to achieving a visually clear message consistently. Capabilities: identity design and implementation, brand architecture and strategy, corporate logo design, icons, character brand design / illustration, style guides and graphic standards.
Are customers inspired by your brand — inspired enough to make a purchase? Can you demand premium prices or do customers trade you out? Can you attract and retain the best and brightest employees? Are you the leader in the category? A great brand could help with all of the above. If you answered no to any of these questions, Wade Harris Design can help you with your brand solutions.
“Take my factories, take my people, take everything ... and tomorrow I’ll go to any bank
in the world, put this bottle on the table, and I can borrow four billion dollars.”
Bob Woodruff - former Coca-Cola chief executive
Freelance graphic designer for the Smithsonian Institution’s $1.5 billion National Smithsonian Campaign.
Duties: template concepts, design, production and implementation of Smithsonian Campaign graphic standards for campaign case statements.
• Anacostia Community Museum
• Archive of American Art
• National Museum of American History
• National Portrait Gallery
• National Postal Museum
• Office of Planned Giving
• National Science Research Center
• Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
• Smithsonian Endowment
• Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition
• Smithsonian Latino Center
• Smithsonian Libraries
• Smithsonian Science Education Center
Playing around with brands, icons, illustration and type to create an eye catching label. All of the hog illustrations shown here are for promotional purposes. The illustrations were created with pen & ink on paper, with digital colors.
My favorite quote tackles a deep desire to know more about the design that exists all around us. We linger in endless discovery of this very design and its purpose in our world and the universe.
“The idea that this universe in all its million-fold order and precision is the result of blind chance is as credible as the idea that if a print shop blew up all the type would fall down again in the finished and faultless form of the dictionary.” – Albert Einstein