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Joshua Barber
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My name is JOSHUA BARBER.


I am a graphic & web designer based in the St Petersburg/Tampa Bay, Fl area. For design skills that are A CUT ABOVE THE REST, email or message me with for questions, inquiries, & pricing.


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***This is the DeviantArt account for Joshua Barber, Founder/Owner/Lead Designer of BARBER SHOPPE DESIGN. For examples of design work, please follow the link to the portfolio site. This DeviantArt account is for various cosplays and other, personal artistic endeavors.***
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Good Evening!


A lot has gone since I last posted here. Love has been great (almost four years now with my wonderful girl). Life has been progressing (mostly) in the direction I've charted. But, most importantly, as I've gotten older, WORK has become a bigger part of my life; you've got to work to make that money.

As a graphic designer, I felt that I almost had no choice but to seek in-house work with companies or design studios. For years, I did this. However, continuously, I found that the confined structures of desk work at the bottom step of a corporate ladder to not be conducive to my creative process; and Lord knows I tried to stick it out as long as I could. But, it just wasn't a good fit for me. So, I abandoned that and tried my hand at freelance design work. Every once and a while, this worked out great; however, the work was never constant. Also, as simply a freelance graphic designer, I wasn't commanding much authority in my field. So, I sought to change that, and I didI started my own graphic design studio/company:

BARBER SHOPPE DESIGN


Let me give you a bit of backstory as to why I chose this name:


Growing up, I was continuously asked the same joke: "Oh, you're last name is Barber; can you give me a hair cut GNUK GNUK GNUK?" Children can be SO very original... A particular quote from Game of Thrones has always stuck with me; it was spoken by Tyrion Lannister: "Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor, and it can never be used to hurt you." I took this to heart. I decided that, instead of having this last name of mine be a weapon used against me, I would wear it as my armor. And so I have.

As you can tell from my lack of frequency of entries as of late, I have shifted my focus very heavily to my work as a graphic designer. However, I have no desire to close my DeviantArt page. This is my outlet to express myself a bit more freely, for person pleasure as opposed to personal gain.

That being said, this being a website dedicated to art making, I feel as though I should share the link to my company' portfolio site. On my new portfolio site, I try to focus on a more mature, professional facade, and, as such, a more mature, professional work.

Please, click the link. Enjoy my work.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER "THE SHOPPE"


I sincerely hope that you have a wonderful day, each and everyone one of you!

Your friend,

Joshua Barber

EDIT (April 3): A new home and site has been found and built for The Barber Shoppe. The links have been updated. You can still follow my Tumblr Portfolio here: 

BARBER SHOPPE DESIGN on TUMBLR




DISCLAIMER:


***This is the DeviantArt account for Joshua Barber, Founder/Owner/Lead Designer of BARBER SHOPPE DESIGN. For examples of design work, please follow the link to the portfolio site. This DeviantArt account is for various cosplays and other, personal artistic endeavors.***
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Doctor Who - Series 7 (Original TV Soundtrack)
  • Reading: Buzzfeed
  • Watching: Arrow
  • Playing: Batman: Arkham Origins
  • Eating: Jimmy Johns: #5 Vito Unwich
  • Drinking: Coffee

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DashingTonyLima Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave Josh "Joker"!! Riddler Emote 
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SteveMillersArt Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave 11th Doctor Dance   Stop by my gallery and watch/follow if you like
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DashingTonyLima Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hey diddle diddle answer my riddle!!!

Thanks for the fave on my Riddler dude!
Take a look on my other photos... I think you'll like them! (and I hope so!)

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pink-ninja Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
Thanks for the fave! :D
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FrankyPlata Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thanks for the fave!
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Phantagrafie Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for faving my work! :hug:
Girl in the moon by Phantagrafie
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KimberlyGB Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for the fave!
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salemgryffindor Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for fav'ing my cosplay! You do great work!!!!!
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bl4ckr41nb0w Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for adding my Harley cosplay to your favourites!
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LeapingLizardCosplay Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the fav Josh! :D See you at Metro!
Meru Close Up Shot Cosplay from Legend of Dragoon by LeapingLizardCosplay   
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