Inter-Society Color Council
A Conversation with Nick Harkness: A Meeting of Minds – Art and Colour Science
Nick Harkness has worked in the field of instrumental appearance and colour measurement since 1981. His work has spanned the globe as he has worked with BYK Gardner (Germany), CyberChrome (USA), Konica Minolta (Japan), NCS AB (Sweden) and VeriVide (UK).
Nick commenced his colour training and consulting activities in 1999 as he saw a need in industry for a greater understanding of instrumental colour measurement and its application for quality control. His one-day colour course is highly regarded with a total attendance in excess of 1000 attendees from Australia’s leading manufacturing and research organizations. Nick’s training activities are international extending to England, Germany, India, New Zealand, South Africa and Thailand. Nick, in cooperation with Professor Steve Westland and Dr. Vien Cheung School of Design at the University of Leeds in the UK have created an online format for ‘Colour Made Simple”.
Nick was a member of the AIC Executive Committee from 2006 as an Ordinary Member (Chair of AIC Congress 2009), Secretary Treasurer (2010 – 2013), Vice-President 2014 - 2015, President (2016 - 2017) where he championed the new Student Papers Award and immediate Past-President (2018 – 2019).
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