Discover and define your unique voice and visual style. Branding is foundational for the success of any business. In fact, some experts even go as far as to say that "Branding is everything." Without branding, an incredible product will only go so far - and sometimes an inferior product will succeed because its branding is spot on.
Responsive, well-functioning, and on brand websites built with user experience in mind. Functionalities include e-commerce, CMS collections, and email marketing integration. Once a website is built and launched, clients are given access to an easy-to-use visual editor so they can change and update content quickly.
Barbara is a natural artist and storyteller. As a child, she was often found creating her own comics and zines or writing screenplays and stories. As a young adult, she funneled those creative skills into studying Creative Advertising at the University of Minnesota. She then completed her master’s degree in TV & Film from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University in New York.
Her background includes employment at a full-service advertising agency in Portland and work in the entertainment business in Los Angeles. She craves challenging work that requires structured analytical thinking and creative ingenuity, skills that both branding and web design require. Her passion is helping businesses and entrepreneurs discover the most strategic and aesthetically pleasing ways of marketing themselves.
She started Vibe Creative in 2010 and has worked for herself since that time. She currently resides with her teen daughter and 15-year-old Chigi (chihuahua-corgi mix) in Hood River, Oregon.
"Barbara is an amazing designer! She has a really great eye, and her work always has a brilliant composition. I have worked with her a few times now, and she repeatedly delivers more than I expect and leaves me with something I love! If I have an idea about something, she always takes it to the next level and makes it better. Not only that, but she is a true pleasure to be around."
“Barbara has a gift to tap into what you want for your website beyond your words. She is excellent at connecting what you describe to image and design. Barbara is willing to make the adjustments that make your website look and feel the way that fills your heart, is easy to navigate, and allows your visitors to get a feel for what represents you and the energy you share with your products or services.”
"It was a pleasure to work with Barbara in building my website. She was an excellent partner in this creative process, offering ideas and helping to make my website more than I had originally imagined. She listens carefully and participates with sensitivity and creativity. She charges into technical issues and problem solves efficiently. In the end, I would say that Barbara made the whole process simple and fun. I'm very happy with the results. I highly recommend her."
“Barbara is an absolute joy to work with! I was so impressed by her ability to take in my style and preferences and transform them into a beautiful piece of art that reflected my business. I felt like the sky was the limit while we created my website. She is so willing and capable of creating exactly what you desire!”
“Thanks for the great work you did! We are super happy with the new logo and absolutely love the overall feel of the site, the colors, and the way you used the pictures.”