Joe Barsin's design and Illustration work has been recognized in prestigious annual award competitions including 'Print' magazine, 'Communication Arts', 'Graphic Design: USA', 'American Institute of Graphic Artists'. His illustrations have been showcased in three editions of the Adobe Illustrator Bible and he has given lectures on computer graphic Illustration. In 2004, Joe illustrated Maryland's Bay Plate, the state car license plate that 'Treasure the Chesapeake'.
Joe is originally from Akron, Ohio, and grew up loving art. He was fortunate to have traveled extensively with his family while a child and experienced art and culture all throughout Europe. He studied Graphic Design at Kent State University, which is recognized among the top-ranked Communications Design Schools in the U.S. During the program, he was given the opportunity to live and study abroad in Florence, Italy. He also interned for ad agencies in Cleveland and New York City. After graduating with honors and earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1992, Joe moved to Baltimore, Maryland, where he began his career working at a fashion-based advertising firm then went on to gain experience at various design and advertising agencies in Baltimore, Annapolis, MD, Alexandria, VA and Washington, D.C. In 1998, he and his wife Eva launched their own design firm, JEB Design, Inc. They continue to enjoy working from home and spending time with their two boys, Robby and James.
Joe continues to work many hours in design but finds the greatest pleasure when creating digital illustrations. He welcomes commissions and is always open to suggestions for themes. To see more, visit www.citizenpride.com and jebdesign.com.
Joe Barsin joined Pixels on March 4th, 2011.