Maddie Harbert

Site: leathertoaster.com

Area of interest: Branded Identity, Typography, Editorial

Future/ideal work: I love Cleveland, but I’d like to travel. I think a small studio/agency is the best fit for me right now. I love working with a variety of clients on different projects.

Why design? I wanted to make art but I wanted to make money. Design was the solution.

Goals in 5 years: In 5 years I hope I will have found a job that I really enjoy and have started to move up in. I’d love to also do some design within the music industry.

Inspirations: Patti Smith, Nirvana, Lady Gaga, Michael Beirut, Paula Scher, Brandon Rike, Jen Mann.

Hobbies: I love anything related to music — shopping for records, going to shows, and poorly playing my guitar. I also love to ride my bike on the towpath in the summer.

Favourite Song: Milk It — Nirvana

Favourite TV: It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia

Design items u cannot live without: Ten Bullets Pocket Notebook, 0.3 mm Mechanical Pencil, Todoist, Self Control (App), Cold Brew Coffee, Spotify Premium.

"The inner machinations of my mind are an enigma."