Harriet Spear



Member Since

July 1999

Harriet Spear is the Principal of Harriett Spear Studio in New York.
Harriet Spear is a multi-disciplinary design consultant with 30 years experience as a graphic designer. Her career focus is in environmental graphic design, including visitor experience analysis and planning, design development and implementation, for business, architectural facilities, museums, parks and public places.
Harriet Spear’s specialties include:
Experience analysis and planning
Brand strategy and identity design
Environmental graphic design
Interpretive and exhibition graphics
Print and website design.
Harriet’s career has focused on information planning and design, environmental graphic design, wayfinding, and interpretive graphics for numerous facility types, parks, and public places.
Harriet’s work ranges from exhibition graphics for the Smithsonian Institution, to signage and wayfinding for U.S. National Parks, to research, analysis and design for Clearview, a highly legible typeface developed for optimal visibility on America’s highway signage. In addition to numerous architectural signage systems, Harriet has designed and implemented signage and wayfinding systems for many parks, municipalities and public places including the City of Trenton, NJ, Borough of Red Bank, NJ; City of White Plains, NY; Village of Cherry Valley, NY; Jamaica Center Queens; Hudson River Park, NY; Bronx River Greenway NY; Louisville Olmsted Parks and Aileron Center for Entrepreneurial Education, Dayton, Ohio. Harriet’s award-winning work has been featured in many design publications, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times Magazine. She is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, and a longstanding member of the SEGD. Harriet Spear previously held positions as Director of Environmental Graphic Design with Russell Design, Associate with Whitehouse & Company, and Senior Designer with Meeker & Associates.
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See her work at Harriet Spear Studio