Gary Barden

I’ve been working professionally as a graphic designer since 1995 in the Wausau area. 15 of those years as a freelance graphic designer, illustrator and photographer, working with all sized businesses helping to deliver creative marketing materials that make an impact.
My role as a freelancer has been to adapt and add skill sets that will build an idea from the ground up. Designing has always been the foundation to my business. I added illustration to my quiver early on in my career and was a natural segue into graphically verbalizing a message. Photography, while adopted later, was my need to breakout of the stock photo world by creating custom photo concepts and integrating them into a design and focusing on the customer image/brand. Of course not every job calls for all three disciplines, but having them when needed is a benefit to my customers.
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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