About Barbra

Hi, I’m Barbra Ignatiev, the artist behind Barbarian.

I believe that color can have a big impact on your attitude. Through my work, I hope to inspire you to reach bigger and be bolder and also have some fun in the process.

Wisconsin grown, I attended the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and earned a BFA in Illustration and am now based in Oakland, California with my husband, Mike, and our cat, Foo.

I work in watercolor, creating unique prints and patterns for an assortment of items that bring happiness to homes and bodies worldwide.

My brand, Barbarian, encapsulates fun, adventure, and benevolent vibes. In early 2015, I collaborated with Sakroots brand on a new print for their accessories line. The new exclusive print, “Brave Beauty,” will get its worldwide reveal in Fall of 2016 on handbags, shoes, totes and more.

I currently work with a few partners to help put my art into the marketplace. I am dedicated to working with only responsible manufacturers that make high-quality, ethically-made products. I truly believe that you will be thrilled with what you buy. And if you aren’t, let me know and we’ll make it right.

Before setting off to build Barbarian, I worked as a designer at many in-house design studios in the party, craft and fashion industries. I have about 15 years experience creating artwork and designing products.

When I am not busy creating art, I take road trips around the west coast with my husband in our little Mazda Miata. I enjoy dancing, trying exotic foods, discovering new plants and animals, and going on many an adventure.

Daily Color is my daily exploration of color and movement. Each day I share a new downloadable wallpaper for you to enjoy and be inspired by.

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