Entering the Surry Hills premises of Harcus Design, I am immediately struck by the pervasive air of creativity in the studio emanating in large part from the beautiful packaging on shelf displays and in various stages of construction on worktops.

And it doesn’t take more than a few minutes of conversation to confirm that the primary source of this inventive energy is my interview subject, the celebrated Annette Harcus.

At the Australian Graphic Design Awards (AGDA) Hall of Fame Induction in November last year, the tribute to Harcus recognised her many achievements, noting that “for nearly 40 years she has created outstanding design across many disciplines, and her distinctive work is admired internationally, honoured by awards and featured in many publications”.

Click here to read the full story in the PKN January/February magazine.

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