SMH Illustration & Design

is a fine art and graphic design studio.

With a lifetime of experience as a creative, SMH provides artistic solutions to both businesses and individuals. Using our products and services will help you communicate, educate, organize, and beautify your world.

Susan McConville-Harrer

SMH, or Susan McConville-Harrer

  • AAS Westmoreland County Community College – Graphic Communications
  • Volunteer – Caribbean Christian Center for the Deaf, Jamaica – Artist, Teacher
  • Voted “Most Creative Female” Class of over 750 students – Hempfield Area High School
  • 35 years of experience teaching Sunday School to youth of all ages
  • Adjunct – Westmoreland County Community College
  • Former Homeschool Mother to Three Successful, Productive Citizens Leading Their Peers in Industry
  • “Mimi” to Five Amazing, Hilarious, Fantastic Blessings
  • “Aunt Mimi” to Many More

Susan’s mother would say that she 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 calling her name. Tada! The mission was accomplished and a way of life began. Whether private lessons or self-taught practice, crafting, drawing, and painting became routine, daily activities.

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 while homeschooling her children, however, her education has paid off emotionally and financially time and again. After completing her Associate’s degree, Susan continues to study art and many other topics day in and day out.


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