Gary Barden Design has existed for over 15 years. I personally have been in the industry since 1995 (professionally). Before that worked as a production designer at a large Wisconsin hardware retailer in Eau Claire. Caught a break when my Cousin who was managing, hired me on the spot, no interview. I spent a week pasting-up boards. A week later, we were working on some of the very first fleet of Macs and began working digitally with some of the first adobe products. That was a long time ago.
Fast forward 30 plus years, I’m still using Adobe products and Macs–good or bad. Went to school. Had some awesome jobs. Now, am a freelance graphic designer. All said and done, I like what I do, I have a lot of years of experience and knowledge and as a freelancer and business owner, I get to dive into so many different mediums from design, illustration and photography. All play an important roll in my business. Together they help my creativity wander a bit further.
Oh, I’m also an avid mountain biker. Gets me outdoors and time to imagine.