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Joshua Barber
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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.


***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.***


Jared Leto as Joker by Sonic1002
Jared Leto as Joker
Hello, children.

It's been a while since I've posted non-cosplay related art. But, the recent announcement of Jared Leto as Joker has roused me out of my fan art coma.

Quick manipulation I did of how I hope Jared Leto turns out as Joker. 

Some Arkham-verse influence, with self-applied lipstick & eye shadow. A touch of 'Batman: RIP" with the slicked hair and lack of eyebrows.

Feel free to comment and critique! I welcome it. This is just my idea of how he could effectively be portrayed. 


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:


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.


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: 



***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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ExplodingAnts Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member
Thanks for adding my art!
MZimmer1985 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Thank you for fav'ing my list of alternate live-action Joker casting choices! Would you please leave a comment on it regarding what you think as well?
Not-a-Conspiracy Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav! 
ultrakoichi Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Emote Commission for Kitty-Cat-Points Bunny Emoji-87 (Thanks) [V5] 
Entropician Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Professional General Artist

Hi, thanks for the fav, I hope you'll enjoy even the rest of my gallery, have a good day, bye!:) 

PS: nice cosplay!

vzcosplay Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave La la la la 
pink-ninja Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
Thanks for the fave! :D
bear213 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
Thank you very much 4 the fave's!!
MaxHitman Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the Fav!
I really like your art gallery.
The Cosplay pictures are very coo tool.
Have a great time painting.

CEZacherl Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for adding 'the Muse of Me' to your Favorites, I'm glad you enjoyed the piece! :)

The Muse of Me. by CEZacherl

There are plenty of other DC/Marvel fanworks a little further in the gallery when you get time to take the gander. Have a great week! :)
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