About project

What is this?

James Harden Illustrated is project where profile of James Harden is illustrated in various mediums, techniques and styles by Filip Peraić. Point of this personal project is to sharpen creativity. Without creative brief or constraints from the client, this experiment is like training ground for a creative mind. This project is about avoiding the enslavement of an expression to one style/concept.

Theme of James Harden’s profile is chosen because of belief that this “constraint” will produce more creative approaches and produce out-of-the-box solutions. Some results will be led by more stylistic/aesthetic idea, some more conceptual or metaphorical. There are three rules: white background, create inside of James Harden’s profile form and innovative solution.

Who is behind this?

This project and all of the portraits are created by one person — Filip Peraić. I’m designer/illustrator from Croatia. I worked with some of the major brands of the world, including IBM, Nike, Mercedes Benz, WIRED, Fly Emirates, Sony, etc. I completed Master of Arts in Design degree at School of Design in Zagreb, Croatia.

Click here to see more of my work: peraic.com, or here to send email: filip@peraic.com. 

Why James Harden?

James Harden is a basketball player, NBA star playing for the Houston Rockets. He is chosen as base of this project because of his unique, awesome bearded profile. Almost icon like form of his profile serves as great inspiration and food for a designer’s thought.

Can I purchase some posters?

Limited editions, signed prints are available in store with free worldwide shipping.


This project has been featured by and appeared on the front pages of USA TodayESPNFast CompanyTaxi Design, Print Magazine, YahooSports IllustratedSlateElite Daily, etc.

James Harden Illustrated is on Facebook and on instagram: @jameshardenillustrated



© Filip Peraić 2014.