Harrison Franke

Harrison Franke

Tallahassee, FL, US

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Passionate about all things design and driven by the idea of creating spaces that impact the lives of those who enter them. Studied Interior Architecture and Design at Florida State University and worked at Oculus Light Studio in Los Angeles, California as an architectural lighting design intern. 

For better or for worse, I was brought up in a household that wasn't afraid to point something out that just wasn't quite right or maybe how they would do it better. And from an early age, I was able to see the profound impact that art and good design could have on one’s mood, their thoughts, and even their actions. But equally as important, I saw just how destructive poor design could be on a person’s motivation, creativity, and overall well-being. My name is Harrison Franke and I believe that good design, whether it is a product that you can hold in your hand or a space that you live in, is something that should be intuitive, functional, beautiful, and not taken for granted.

For many, good design is something that simply flies under their radar. Not until they come across bad design do they take notice. I think that good design should be something that seamlessly meshes into our daily lives with the intent to improve. Environments should be crafted not only with the successes and failures of the past in mind, but also with the uncertainty of the future. When this is achieved, spaces will remain timeless and classic.

Design has the profound ability to impact the way that we live, work, and interact with the world around us. I believe that design should be a perfect harmony of form and function to provide an experience that is so intuitive, functional, and beautiful that it has the privilege of going unnoticed.


Oculus Light Studio, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Lighting Design intern

Was involved in many of the phases of design including, documentation, meetings, ideation, rendering, etc.

May 2019 - Aug 2019


Kravet Design of Distinction Award, 1st Place

Design of Distinction competition hosted by Kravet, Inc., students in the Materials and Methods course were challenged to design an original textile. Utilizing the aspects of a mythical creature of their choice, students were required to not only design a textile and detail its specifications, but also to provide a graphic representation of the pattern both as a 2D image and applied to a piece of upholstery from the Kravet line in a 3D rendering. Students used a variety of media to complete their designs. The top 11 entries, as determined by faculty judging, were sent to Kravet for a final decision.

Kravet awarded First Prize to Harrison Franke.