Seduced by design at an early age

Portrait of Barb Rowan

Some people just know.

Barb’s hands-on design experiments around the family home were relentless. After university, graphic design was the pragmatic choice, but when given a chance to design textiles, she joined a small interdisciplinary team at Teague, adding depth to her skill with color. Eventually, she was drawn back to graphic design to weave words and visuals together into concepts and solutions that work for clients.

The seduction continues as new ways to communicate surface to connect and tell stories.

When you work with Barb Rowan Design, you get to work with Barb. She will be focused intently on your design challenge.

What do you need design to do?

  • Create desire
  • Improve intelligence
  • Impact productivity
  • Speak volumes
  • Start a revolution
  • Eliminate frustration

Live and learn in balance

Barb has held roles in-house as a senior graphic designer, art director and studio manager for corporations, design and marketing firms, and non-profits, such as Gib Black Group, PATH, Bellevue College, PEMCO and Teague—as well as contracted with many small business clients. Still learning!

Barb has taken the Design Can Change pledge. She shares her 99-year-old home with Simon the cat and international travelers. You may find her pulling weeds or reading a book in her shade garden in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood of Seattle.