We had the good fortune of connecting with Harbin Harrison and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Harbin, how have you been keeping yourself busy during quarantine?
Spend time with my wife. In days before this situation the work routines the time with her only was for the morning and the night. And this time with her is gold. Her love hugs me every day :^) I´m always busy with my graphic design projects, commissions, personal illustrations, and now I see TV series that I don’t have the chance of follow.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
More or less about seven years ago I couldn’t enter the public university in Mexico City… And my family didn’t have the money to pay for a private university. So I started work in a McDonalds, that time was really sad for me, because I sured that I had the talent to be a big artist… After this season of tears and long faces the universe gives me the opportunity to study in a private college. I remember that each day was a big gift of knowledge… another opportunity opened in front of me. After going to the university (and meanwhile) I worked only in things that made me happy. Graphic design. And thanks for that I had the opportunity to work in one of the most important editorials of education in Mexico and Latin America. After I had one of the opportunities that I never imagined and this was to fly to LA and live in an amazing place for 8 months. The tears of sadness transformed in tears of happiness!!! Now I keep “working” (because it really is fun) and constantly specializing in branding and illustration projects.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
In LA one of my favorite spots is Pasadena and Highland Park. The air in these neighborhoods has a magic smell. Inspiration in each step. In Mexico I love Coyoacan. This is the “city” where I burned. This “city” is important because here lived an important artist of history. for example Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. By the way, my grandmother’s house it’s behind Diego Rivera’s House (now Anahuacalli´s Museum).
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Yes. My wife Luna Lenore. An amazing artist @luna.lenore
© Harbin Harrison 2020