Gary Barden Design (GBD) is a full service graphic design studio located in Wausau, WI. We combine graphic design, illustration and photography to make strong cohesive packages that will help solidify your brand and image in the market place.  Call today to discuss how we can help you blaze your trail.

View our portfolio to see what we’re doing and have done for companies just like yours.

Graphic Design

Print–brochures, postcards, sell sheets, catalogs, newsletters, ads and annual reports. Apparel, environmental signage, exhibition materials including banners, display creation and design

Multimedia–web site design, social media banners, email blast design and online newsletters

Packaging–Developing custom boxes and other containers for various products.


logo development along with full stationery packaging combining business card, letterhead, envelopes, presentation packages and other office materials into a cohesive identity

Illustration & Photography

GBD’s services goes beyond just graphic design and adds custom illustration and photography services to help client’s develop their brand though images that are specific to their own company

GBD has designed our logo, website, folder and sell sheet. They have adapted the sell sheet into our proposal document and has been extremely effective. Everything to date has been professional and I’m very happy with the results.

Kurt Mueller • President • Critical Dimensions

For the past 3 years GBD has been our go-to resource for our Wausau Whitewater Midwest Freestyle Championship logos. Gary makes this process easy and enjoyable and the final product is always one I am excited to share with the paddling community. I’m always looking forward to seeing what is in store for next year.

Brian Scholz • Wausau Kayak/Canoe Corp

Tomahawk Live Trap has been in business for nearly 100 years making quality animal traps and cages. Sales had been flat for several years because we lacked a focused advertising campaign. We heard about Gary Barden Design from a business contact and decided to give him a call. Gary worked with us to develop a consistent message through our company sales catalogs, product brochures, and eye-popping ads that really caught your eye. We were frequently told by editors that our ads were the best in their magazines. We started with Gary 5 years ago and our average annual sales have increased nearly 20% ever since. Gary is reliable, easy to work with, and extremely creative. He has been one of our most important and effective business partners.

Greg Smith • Owner