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- +14,358 Social Reach
What comes to mind when you hear the words “Temper Trap”? Maybe upbeat love songs from the Melbourne based band? For Andrea Harris, it was a whirling image that sucks in the viewer. It might not be possible to a device that literally traps temper, but Andrea certainly trapped the attention of the hosts when her poster design became the winning submission for Talenthouse‘s Design for the Temper Trap Invite.
TH: How did you hear about Talenthouse and what drew your eye to this particular Invite?
Andrea Harris: I actually first heard about Talenthouse while eavesdropping on a conversation during my Digital Storytelling class over a year ago. But, seeing how eavesdropping often goes I forgot the actual name of the site so it took a bit of Googling before I finally found the site. After that it wasn’t until seeing this invite that I made my first submission.
Time seems to move at an uncanny speed when I’m absorbed in a project – so much so that it almost never feels like work.–Andrea Harris
TH: How did you get into graphic design?
Andrea: I majored in Advertising as an undergrad at Marquette and enjoyed it, but came to find that the visual/creative side of the industry was what I most enjoyed. However, it wasn’t until about 6 months after graduating (Spring 2011) while working at a PR agency did I realize that design was actually what I wanted to do– as a full time job. Time seems to move at an uncanny speed when I’m absorbed in a project – so much so that it almost never feels like work.
TH: What other submissions caught your attention (if not from this Invite, then maybe from other ones)?
Andrea: The design submitted by Chet Slater was by far my favorite.
TH: The description for your poster says, “Deep into the Temper Trap…” What about the band were you seeking to capture with your submission?
Andrea: Seeing as the new album is self-titled I wanted to capture what I interpret as a temper trap. So basically my design was meant to convey a Temper Trap in a literal sense, a trap that catches temper, if that makes sense. I also wanted to communicate this interpretation in a way speaks to their unique sound, airy and light with a certain intensity.
Andrea’s design certainly captures the emotion behind the Temper Trap album! Her journey to Talenthouse might have begun with a word in a random conversation, but it eventually led to an amazing contribution.
- Visit Andrea’s Talenthouse Portfolio.