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my name is Harriet Yakub


illustrator, maker, doer, designer.
Ukrainian-Irish illustrator based in Dublin, Ireland.

NCAD first class honours illustration graduate, 2021
D&AD New Blood Pencil Award winner, 2021
It’s Nice That’s next generation (extended), 2021

tactile, unique, textured and emotional.

I create versatile stylized illustrations for print (posters, record covers, and magazine/book publishing) and digital viewing (web posters/events/animation).

My work is inspired by the internal voice of humanity and the nuances of everyday life. Like everyone, I see the world through only my own eyes, and as a woman, it can reflect my experience of gender. At the same time, I observe the world through a lens of playfulness while picking up on the layers of emotional ambiguity.

Although primarily working through line drawing and digital colouring methods, I explore in other mediums from mixed media collage to paint to sculpture, I enjoy keeping an element of tactility in a digital age. To upkeep the child-like nature in all areas of my work, I often experiment with play. What ties it together is my introspectively whimsical observational response to the world. The work I create is consistently passionate and engages in the emotional realm, an energetic realm I believe we all must take part in.

previous clients:
The Irish Independnt
Look Out Kid MGMT
D&AD (Accenture)
Transforma bcn
SoYoung Mag
Woon Ward


instagram: @glowing.hand