Gary Barden

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.

Gary B

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