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 Westmoreland Community College – Graphic Communications
Sabbatical – WBN Laurel Highlands Chapter 
Voted “Most Creative Female” Class of 1984 Hempfield Area High School
Volunteer – Caribbean Christian Center for the Deaf, Jamaica – Artist
Former Coach
Former Homeschool Mother of 3 to Successful, Productive Citizens

Susan’s mother would say that Susan has been making messes since birth. The first project 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 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 lying there calling her name. Tada! The mission was accomplished and a way of life began. 

Fast forward to 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 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.

Susan had the privilege of caring for her father in her home until his death on Valentine’s Day 2021. Because he gave much love to so many, Susan found his Valentine passing to be quite appropriate. To view his memorial video, please click on the button below.

John T. McConville