Barefoot Studios creates designs specifically for licensing on stationery, paper goods, tabletop, crafts, fabric and more. My art is all hand drawn or painted with markers, pens and paint but I use the Adobe design products to fine-tune my work and add colors, patterns and repeats.
Each of my collections include repeats, icons and borders. My portfolio consists of beach themes, food and wine, sports, cocktails, travel and childrens' subjects.
Barefoot Studios is the product of my love for art, design and color. I love objects that are both useful and well designed – paper napkins, wrapping paper, little notebooks, rubber stamps and fabric. I work mostly in pen, gouache and Prismacolor markers, combining these drawings with digital designs to create the final product. I also paint contemporary landscapes and still lifes in oils and acrylics.
I have a graphic design degree from The Art Institutes, but I also have a marketing degree from Utah State University and an MBA from the University of South Carolina. My business background gives me a unique perspective in understanding the business needs of the manufacturer.