WHF’s mission is to create environments which encourage observers to take a more careful look at the world around them, appreciate the different, and discover unexpected beauty.
WHF was founded by Whitney Harris-Propps Ford in 2017 as a relaunch and rebranding of ArchGrafix which Whitney previously operated under in the years following 2009. Whitney has a degree in architecture from Oklahoma State University and a lifelong passion for pursuing a variety of artistic endeavors.
"I view design and art as a backdrop to the adventures of life. Design surrounds us as we are born, live, work and make memories. Through daily interactions with our environment, we find ourselves and one another. Artistic design supports the expression of humanity’s being." - Whitney Harris-Propps Ford
Whitney's 10+ years of experience working with and managing small to mid-size generalist design firms has allowed her to cultivate diverse skillset as a well-rounded designer
- Dallas CASA Parade of Playhouses Design Competition – Winner 2011
- Dallas CASA Parade of Playhouses Design Competition – Final Jury Round 2010
Artistic design is a window through which we view the world the way we feel it is or the way we wish it were. Art captures the essence of humanity’s being. A singular moment viewed with an artful eye can become a shared experience with the force to change the path of human history. Through art and design we discover ourselves, we find each other, and together we grow.
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WHF is a cottage business located in Richardson, Texas (a suburb in the Dallas-Fort Worth area) but caters to clients internationally through digital means. WHF places focus on providing you with professional high quality creative work in a timely manner.
“Whitney was an invaluable creative asset when I was helping to build a local nonprofit from the ground up. She was effortlessly able to seamlessly blend our core values, organizational mission, and aspirational culture into a comprehensive design and style guide that still feels fresh and exciting almost a decade later. Her logo design now has national recognition as we’ve promoted work around the country, and is proudly printed on countless T-shirts, buttons, bags, and all kinds of promotional merchandise.” – September 21, 2017
JERAMIE RITTILUECHAI, AIA
Whitney “helped create a wonderful marketing package for my company [Rittiluechai Architecture PC]. The website has brought me lots of compliments and business. All of the work done has been timely and at a high quality. I reccommend the full range of services to anyone needing a website, branding, brochures, etc…” February 9, 2010
JON WARDELL, ARCHITECT
“I found her to be a talented, hardworking and dependable on all projects we were involved with. I quickly found that I could rely on her judgment and designing and producing skills and I had to supervise her little to obtain excellent results. Whitney is not only a talented intern architect, but is also an excellent graphic artist as well. I found her writing skills to be invaluable on a project that required we create a design manual for a client and without her generous contribution, we could not have satisfied the client.
I cannot recommend Whitney highly enough and she will be an asset to any organization with which she chooses to associate.” April 3, 2009
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