Hi, I’m Barbra.
I make things pretty, with a rebellious edge. My art is about frivolity, indulgence and happiness. I like to write about my art process and other silly situations.
I offer my art as digital wallpapers to prettify desktops, phones and more. In January of 2012, I moved to Washington, DC area from Milwaukee, WI with my husband and our dog, kitty and snake and have been exploring this area since. I’m inspired by the flora, fauna, intrigue and weirdness of this place.
Here’s my backstory…
After graduating from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design with a BFA in Illustration, I worked in several in-house design departments in Milwaukee, creating artwork for products such as party ware, wall art, scrap-booking papers, stickers, and shirt graphics.
In 2009 I was laid off from my job in the corporate marketing world and dug deeper into the surface design and art licensing world. I taught myself how to create repeat patterns, which I LOVE to create. Every once in a while, I share what I know about graphic nerdery in the form of a goofy tutorial.
Every Thursday I post a new wallpaper and email it to those who are subscribed to my Museletter: http://www.barbraignatiev.com/muse . Join me and get amusing stories and free pretty downloadable artwork every week.
I love new food experiences, travel both near and far, dance music and am a singer and hoop dance freak. In 2010 I joined up with my sister to create shirts for hoop dancers to express their love of hoop dancing. That project was called HoopPretty.
Around the web
Owner, Maker, Designer
I'm an artist and pattern lover. I don't go anywhere without sunglasses, a pretty printed silk scarf and fancy pants. I enjoy karaoking, dancing and general goofing.
Chief Director Of Prettiness And Smartness
Brrrrrahhhw! Foo serves as daily cuddler and director on all things cute and smart.
He Is A Boston Terrier
Spider is a Boston Terrier. He's everyone's favorite.
I believe the coldness of technology deserves colorful artistic lovin'. We spend so much time on these things, we deserve to see them prettified.
Thanks for looking!
Accepted payment methods
Upon successful payment, I will email you your downloads within 24 hours of purchase.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please do understand that due to the digital and therefore non-returnable nature of downloads, I don’t offer refunds. But, like I said, I will do everything I can to make you happy!
Additional policies and FAQs
Please read over my terms below, which spell out how you can and cannot use my images. By purchasing my downloads, you agree to these terms.
Thanks for reading this boring but important stuff.
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>> You are always free and welcome to:
- use my artwork as backgrounds for computers and other devices for yourself and family
- print my artwork for your personal use only (such as wall poster, greeting card, etc)
- use my artwork on your site if a clickable link to “barbraignatiev.com” is on each page where my art is used AND the image is hosted on your own server (do not link to images on my site)
>> Please do not:
- use my artwork in graphics for your business, whether profit or non-profit (graphics, business card, logo, etc.)
- use my artwork in any way (public or private) without giving credit and linking to barbraignatiev.com
- use my artwork as part of design that you sell to others, such as WordPress themes, design templates, etc.
- use my artwork in any kind of product, free or for-sale, for-profit or non-profit
crop, alter or tweak my artwork
- sell my artwork
Need to use my artwork on a product? (free or for-sale, for-profit or not-for-profit)
Need to use my artwork for your business or non-profit? (marketing materials, etc)
Please contact me with how and where you intend to use the artwork. Individual contracts need to be made for commercial product use.
CONTACT >> B [at] BARBRAIGNATIEV.COM
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All images are © Barbra Ignatiev under both United States and international copyright laws unless otherwise stated. Please do not use any of my images or copy without express written OK to do so. Don’t be a jerk. Thanks much!