Text sourced from Ideas on Design.
Annette Harcus graduated from Sydney College of the Arts (now University of Technology Sydney) in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communications. She has sat on the advisory boards for Curriculum Revue for the University of Technology Sydney, TAFE, served repeatedly as a judge for various national design awards and is a regular speaker around Australia.
In 1982, Annette Harcus established Harcus Design as a multi-disciplined studio with a philosophy of taking solutions beyond their traditional boundaries. This philosophy and its design execution has resulted in the work of Harcus Design being recognised, winning numerous national and international awards, and has been featured in many publications and exhibitions.
They have undertaken projects throughout Australasia and internationally – including USA, UK, France, Sweden, Singapore, Thailand, India and Indonesia.
A number of these projects have involved large scale environmental and three dimensional design, as were the award~ winning ‘Bluewater’, Lend Lease UK project and Taipei 101, Bovis Lend Lease Sydney.
Over the last 15 years, Harcus has developed a strong focus in packaging design, particularly for wine, spirits and beauty products, while still continuing the full spectrum of corporate projects, like the identity and branding for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.