Illustrator, Designer

Barbara Graetzer


Barbara Graetzer is an award-winning freelance Senior Art Director working in advertising and freelance illustrator. She holds an M.A. in Illustration... from The Fashion Institute of Technology and a B.F.A with Honors in Visual Communications from The Art Institute, Chicago. She started her career in 2005 as a Junior Art Director at Leo Burnett, Chicago, and has since worked at The Vidal Partnership, MRM Worldwide, Saatchi & Saatchi NY, and JWT NY.

On an artistic level, her work style is inspired by nature, advertising art, and stand-up comedy, and repurposed with the goal of communicating the essence of different personalities. She maintains the iconic nature of the work and removes the environment, the background, and the narrative to concentrate on the portraiture. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
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  • Images
  • Barbara Graetzer
    Portrait of Conan O'Brien
    Mediums: Ink and Watercolor Size: 30"x44"
    Barbara Graetzer - Portrait of Conan O'Brien