Whitney Harris, Founder/Creative Director
Whitney graduated from Pacific University magna cum laude with a B.A. in both Integrated Media and Spanish. Prior to founding Street Dog Design, she worked full-time as an in-house creative director for a mortgage bank in the Seattle area. An innate passion for learning and design, coupled with an obstinate streak of perfectionism drive her desire to deliver the very best visual branding solutions to her clients.
When she's not sitting in front of a computer, Whitney enjoys spending time with her husband and a certain Mexican street dog named Tres (see below).
Joshua Harris, Artist/Creative Strategist
Josh graduated from Pacific University with a degree in fine art. He has experience and formal training in multiple mediums, including painting, photography and drawing. All of this, coupled with an extensive background in art history, translates into a discerning eye for strong visual design and a keen ability to articulate what works—or doesn't work—in a design.
When Josh isn't helping out at Street Dog Design, he can be found in the woodshop creating pieces of furniture that are not only functional, but, fittingly, pieces of art.
The Story Behind Our Name
Street Dog Design founder Whitney Harris spent a semester of college in the city of Oaxaca, Mexico for her Spanish major. While there, she made an unlikely friend: a hungry and dirty street dog. He hopped around on three legs due to an injury, so she named him Tres (Spanish for "three").
Whitney carried Tres to the vet for proper care and began feeding him and giving him clean water each day. He followed her everywhere she went and she soon realized that he had claimed her as his own and there was no way she could leave him behind when she returned to the United States.
Several years, a rabies shot and a pile of paperwork later, Tres is a bona fide member of the family and a legal (albeit furry) U.S. citizen. He can now add logo/mascot to his impressive resume!