Gary Barden Design has existed for over 10 years. Design is one of my great loves. Typography, design, photography, illustration, even small amounts of writing and editing, all combined to create a work of art.

It’s no surprise that photography has become a standout and an important medium for my artistic expression.  It encapsulates everything that I’ve learned in the past 20 years as a designer and fine artist. Light, composition, color, shape and form all come together to tell a story and/or capture a person’s personality in a fraction of a second. How cool is that?!

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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