“How Harris Made is made”, a 3-part series showcasing our process of bespoke recognition gift design. Part 3.

Posted by Emma Harris on Oct 22, 2019 8:15:00 AM

 

While we cherish the creative process at Harris Made, there is nothing as thrilling as delivering a final, finished special recognition gift to our very special clients.

Joanna Riester of Lurie Children's Hospital had us deliver their pashminas and ties, with designs inspired by iconography developed for their campaign, For Every Child, in time to accompany the RSVP to the kick-off event.

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“How Harris Made is made”, a 3-part series showcasing our process of bespoke recognition gift design. Part 2.

Posted by Emma Harris on Oct 10, 2019 8:15:00 AM

Isn’t it energizing watching an idea blossom from sketch to reality?

It’s one of my favorite aspects of the design process at Harris Made.

In Part 1, I outlined how we worked with Lurie Children's Hospital to celebrate the kick-off of their capital campaign. While talking with the team, I sketched out a design using their logo of a pair of hands shaped to be holding a heart – to express the individual promise to each and every child. 

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“How Harris Made is made”, a 3-part series showcasing our process of bespoke recognition gift design. Part 1.

Posted by Emma Harris on Aug 28, 2019 8:15:00 AM

 

The creative journey can be fascinating, don’t you think?

I start by meeting with the clients, opening my sketchbook and opening my ears. Listening to them tell their story is key to delivering an exceptionally personalized design.

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What we mean when we say “bespoke” at Harris Made.

Posted by Emma Harris on Aug 14, 2019 8:15:00 AM

Bespoke is an interesting word, don’t you think?

Dating back to 1583 in the Oxford English Dictionary, the original definition is “to speak for, commission and arrange for goods”. Perhaps it’s most commonly known in use with made-to-order tailored suits - the bespoke suits of Savile Row, London.

Well, at Harris Made, we do have a specific interpretation of what we mean when we say “bespoke”.

Working hand-in-hand with our clients, not only do we deliver a beautiful gift with a provenance unique to their institution, we further personalize it by weaving in a bespoke made-to-order design that has substantial meaning for the institution and their donors.

The Leach Teaching Gardens at Texas A&M is the result of a significant capital campaign. To reflect the unique contribution and impact that generous support provides, we leveraged the individual designs of 22 gardens that make up the larger garden as a pattern repeat and design motif.

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Behind the Design: 100 Years New

Posted by Emma Harris on Jul 23, 2019 8:15:00 AM

Time flies for all of us.

100 years certainly did for The New School.

When they approached us to help celebrate their Centennial, there was a desire to balance the progressive and forward-looking DNA of the school with a gift that captured their story and history adequately.

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Behind the Design: The Alumni Collection

Posted by Emma Harris on Jun 18, 2019 6:30:00 PM

What if you could give your Alumni a better way to display their pride in your institution?

As a trusted adviser to one hundred plus clients, we know from research and experience that while Alumni feel tremendous passion for their alma mater, they overwhelmingly feel underserved by the poor quality, mass-produced generic merchandise offered through campus bookstores.

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Behind the Design: Texas A&M Leach Teaching Gardens

Posted by Emma Harris on May 31, 2019 8:15:00 AM

A garden is a wonderful thing, don’t you think?

Texas A&M University certainly thinks so. They invited us to design a silk scarf and tie to celebrate the opening of the 27 acre Leach Teaching Gardens on the campus at College station.

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Behind the Design: Gift Packaging

Posted by Emma Harris on May 8, 2019 6:46:00 PM

A garden is a wonderful thing, don’t you think?

Texas A&M University certainly thinks so. They invited us to design a silk scarf and tie to celebrate the opening of the 27 acre Leach Teaching Gardens on the campus at College station.

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Behind the Design: University of Notre Dame Cufflinks & Brooch

Posted by Emma Harris on Apr 25, 2019 8:15:00 AM

Tradition matters, don’t you think?

It certainly does to the business and law schools at the University of Notre Dame.

They wanted to celebrate a retired University logo from 1916 with a very special set of enamel cufflinks and brooch.

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Behind the Design: Magnetic Medallion Badges

Posted by Emma Harris on Apr 3, 2019 8:15:00 AM

The sense of belonging, and pride of affiliation, is important to all of us.

That’s why I’m excited to share the story of our medallion badges.

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