On an artistic level, Barbara Graetzer likes to draw using details, textures and patterns with ink and watercolor. She gets her inspiration from walking down the streets of New York, going to museums, and people watching. She was born in Brazil and grew up enamored with the ocean and nature.
On a professional level, she has 5+ years of experience working as an Art Director/Designer in different Advertising Agencies. She has worked on all kinds of different media including Print, OOH, TV, Radio, and Web for clients such as Diageo, Sprint, Chase Bank, Anheuser-Busch InBev, The Ad Council, H&R Block, etc.
She holds a BFA with Honors in Visual Communications from The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago and an MA in Illustration from The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and dog and is also a lover of stand-up comedy.
Her work has been recognized by 3x3 Magazine, CMYK Magazine, and Creative Quarterly Magazine.