My name is Harley Varga. I created this shop to put my art out into the world! Starting this business has been such an amazing process and I am so happy to share it with you.
The name Helio Co. was inspired by the Greek root for the sun which is "helio". I got the idea to use a greek root because I am in a sorority at my university! Being in a sorority has taught me to push myself, do my best, and share my passions with others in my community.
Aside from being in a sorority, I have always been a lover of warmth, sunlight, the beach, summer, and pretty much anything warm weather-related. Not necessarily the materialistic side of things but more so the emotional side.
Sunlight gives me energy and happiness. I hope to be able to share some of my happiness with you through my designs.
How it all started
I've always had a creative side but it was not until I picked up creating digital art that I felt like I found my niche. There I was playing around on an iPad pro that my grandma had. Then, a few months later my birthday rolled around, and my grandma gifted me her iPad. Ever since then, I have been creating new designs pretty much weekly. I didn't think much of it until one of my friends wanted to buy one of the designs I made. After that, more and more people kept asking if I was selling my designs and for the most part the answer was no. The more I thought about it the more I realized I had a following of friends and family that loved my designs.
I started out with a test run sticker which you can find on my "shop all" page! My first sticker was inspired by the infamous COVID-19. "Bras off, Mask on, free the titties, and save the cities," it says. I made this sticker to bring myself and others joy in a time that was hardly joyous.
I can only hope that you can also find joy in one of my designs and spread the warmth of the sun that I associate with each and every one of them. Happy Shopping,
- Helio Co.