SMH Illustration & Design

is a graphic design and fine art studio.

Providing a diverse range of products and services,

we are a resourceful place to execute both business and personal ideas.

Susan McConville-Harrer

SMH, or Susan McConville-Harrer


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AAS Wesmoreland Community College – Graphic Communications
Voted “Most Creative Female” Class of 1984 HAHS

Susan’s mother would say that Susan has been making messes since birth. The first project that Susan can recollect is to mimic a Christmas ornament craft that her sister got as a gift. Her sister’s kit came with beautifully colored papers that were perforated to punch out, glue, markers, and all colors of metallic glitter. Salivating with envy, Susan had to make do on her own, and she would. 

With a stash of construction paper, Susan would trace her sister’s ornaments onto it, then use scissors to cut them out. Her sister shared her markers but what about glitter? Under her father’s workbench was a pile of sawdust just laying there calling her name. Tada! The mission was accomplished and a way of life begun. 

Fast forward approximately 40 years when Susan began studying graphic design as a form of therapy. It took 5 years for her to complete a 2 year degree, however, her education has paid off both emotionally and financially time and again.

Susan now uses her skills and talents to provide solutions for others. Do you have a creative need? Feel free to reach out! 

As one of the biggest supporters of her creativity, Susan keeps “McConville” in her work to honor her father. He did it out of love never realizing it would become a career. Thank you Dad.

Because he gave much love to so many, Susan found her father’s death on Valentine’s Day 2021 to be quite appropriate. To view his memorial video, please click on the button below.

John T. McConville