Helen Harlow

United Kingdom
Designer
Helen Harlow
"I love the challenge of creating exciting and memorable design, that balances user needs and business goals."

I joined Foolproof as a Design Intern, having completed a degree in Illustration at Norwich University of the Arts. During my course, I specialised in Illustration for branding and editorial design. My expertise lies in working with briefs that require me to design for a brand or to visualise concepts and ideas with illustration.

Since making the transition to a Designer at Foolproof, I’ve found myself able to use the same creative problem-solving skills I developed at university within projects. I love the challenge of creating exciting and memorable design, that balances user needs and business goals.

Working at Foolproof means I’m across lots of exciting projects, such as creating responsive web design and comprehensive design libraries, to projects that allow me to work on the finer UI details such as motion design, assets, and illustration.

At Foolproof, I have become particularly passionate about accessibility, and this is something I like to keep at the centre of every stage of the design process. Accessible design is essential for some, and useful for all, so for me is a fundamental part of creating user-friendly design.

Outside of work, I also run my personal illustration practice which is largely influenced my Surrealism. When I’m not drawing, you may find me cooking a new vegan recipe, seeing friends or trying out a new series on Netflix.