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.
My brand, Barbarian, encapsulates fun, adventure, and benevolent vibes. I work in watercolor, creating unique prints and patterns for an assortment of items that bring happiness to homes and bodies worldwide. I also enjoy working with brands to make special pieces of art for their product lines.
I’ve had the thrill of collaborating with the Sakroots brand on a new print for their accessories line. Being a fan of the brand for years it has been awesome seeing my art come to life on their products. The new exclusive print, “Brave Beauti,” – which features arrows, feathers, bold marks, and hidden horses – is now available worldwide on handbags, shoes, totes and more.
I currently work with a few partners to help put my art out into the world. I am dedicated to working with responsible manufacturers that make high-quality, ethically-made products. I am a nature nerd. Makers that treat the Earth nicely mean a lot to me.
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 over 15 years experience creating artwork and designing products.
When I am not busy creating art, I take road trips around California with my husband in our little Mazda Miata. I enjoy dancing, trying exotic foods, discovering new plants and animals, and going on adventures near and far.
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