I started taking an avid interest in art and photography starting at a very young age. I remember being quite disciplined and drawing every day as a little girl.
Then when I got my hands on various cameras, I delved into the user manuals and began taking experimental photos to learn about light, film speed and then I was off and running taking pictures galore!
I’ve worked professionally in many different workplaces as an art director, senior graphic designer and/or illustrator. And the last couple of jobs incorporated photography. My first job out of college was a fashion illustrator and layout artist. After 8 years in retail advertising, I changed things up and took a job as an art director for a local upscale farming magazine. Here is where my concept skills took a stronghold! Following that position, I was a senior graphic designer in the publishing world at Western Publishing/Golden Books and at a B2B marketing firm.
For the past 14 years, I’ve been the senior graphic designer for the Milwaukee Jewish Federation in the marketing department. Working here has helped me develop my skills in digital design work for print, web and in photography – especially when I’m assigned to shoot some of our events. These photo opportunities have exposed me to technical and creative challenges, plus I get to meet a lot of fascinating people. These advances have taken me further down the path to do more exploratory “fine art” photography outside the office.
BTW, I have an Instagram account barbb_design
I have a portfolio page in flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/8014282@N08/sets/72157643544024163
Some of my event photography:
Milwaukee Jewish Federation