Wade Harris Illustration and Graphic Design, located in Charleston, South Carolina



Wade Harris is an illustrator and graphic designer located in the #1 city in the world — Charleston, SC.

Favorite quote: "The best way to predict the future is to invent it" — Alan Kay

Wade Harris has been working as a director + designer + illustrator for more than 20 years. He has created award-winning design and illustration work for some of the most recognizable names in the world. Names like: Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Art, National Museum of American History, SCANA, PG&E, DraftFCB, Jim Beam Brands, Saatchi & Saatchi, The Greenbrier, Snake River Sporting Club and Wells Fargo to name a few. Wade has extensive knowledge in art direction, brand strategy, graphic design and illustration — both traditional techniques, like pen & ink and mixed-media, as well as, digital and vector art created with Adobe Creative Suite CC.


  • 2012 – 2014 
    Freelance art director/designer for the $1.5 Billion Smithsonian Campaign, Washington, DC
    (Goal achieved)

  • 2013
    Wade Harris illustrated a permanent exhibit for a National Park Service center

  • 2008
    Freelance art director/designer for the $1.6 Billion Campaign Emory, Atlanta, GA
    (Goal achieved)


  • AIGA Awards

  • Addy Awards – Best of Show

  • Addy Awards – Best of Print

  • Addy Awards – National Silver

  • American Graphic Design Awards

  • Print’s Regional Design Annuals: 1998, 1999, 2006, 2011

  • Mohawk Show, National Tour

  • National Folio Show Awards

  • National Gold Ink Awards

  • International Design Conference in Aspen Poster Contest – Award of Merit

  • Best of Show – The Printing Industry of the Carolinas (PICA)

  • Columbia Communicating Arts Society – In Show Awards

  • Patent Awarded by US Patent and Trademark Office – Package Design