She spent more than 15 years as an award-winning art director and creative director in New York City and San Francisco, creating branded content for clients including Adidas, Levi’s and Ray-Ban. Eager to embrace another growing passion, Godfrey enrolled in the inaugural class of the San Francisco Cooking School in 2013. After graduation, her natural talents quickly landed her an externship at critically acclaimed restaurant SPQR, stages at beloved Bay Area institutions Bar Tartine and Chez Panisse, and a hosting gig for Wired.
Finding the process of working with her hands meditative, Godfrey began crafting bold accessories for herself and friends in 2015. Striking an instant chord with collectors and retailers, those initial pieces were the spark for Harwell Godfrey’s accessory line, founded in 2016. These one-of-a kind pieces are custom made by Godfrey with intriguing, bold scale combinations of hand-tooled leather and raw stones.