The JEB Blog gives the back story on our creative projects of illustration and graphic design.


FUNWORLD magazine cover illustration for October 2016

Joe Barsin of JEB Design, Inc. illustrated this cove for FUNWORLD magazine, published by International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions.

I enjoyed working with Prasana William and Jeremy Schoolfiled of IAAPA on this cover illustration. Below I have placed the sketches we worked through to reach this final version.



The Annapolis Podcast: New Logo Design

It was an honor to work with Scott MacMullan on the new idnetity for the popular The Annapolis Podcast. Below is what he said about the project and our interview.

This week's guest is the phenomenally talented, Annapolis-inspired graphic designer Joe Barsin. Joe has previously been on the podcast to discuss his many Annapolis-inspired graphic designs, his services and his products. This week Joe delves into how we brainstormed, and he created, the brand-spanking-new logo for The Annapolis Podcast. We also talk about his thoughts on Olympic logos and the First Sunday Arts Festival (which he did another stunning logo for.) Somehow Joe did the impossible and summarized the idea and the spirit of this podcast into one simple image. Hope you enjoy the new logo. Thanks, Joe Barsin! You and your wife have been great for Annapolis! — Scott MacMullan, host of APC
Joe's logo/graphic design work is showcased at
Joe Barsin's gift and products company, Citizen Pride, can be found here: 

Behind-the-Scenes Mini-Doc on Citizen Pride!

Citizen Pride: Behind-the-Scenes Mini-Doc from Citizen Pride on Vimeo.

Well, you can’t get more behind the scenes than this! 

We were presented with the finished mini-documentary of Citizen Pride, a project for three students in the Defense Information School of Fort Meade, MD. We are thrilled for them that from the 10 docs shown in their class, theirs won 1st PLACE! Congratulations to A1C Michael Jones (Air Force), MC3 Cody Howell (NAVY), and Samuel Jacob Hartley (ARMY). We enjoyed the entire process and feel honored to have been featured.



Lucky Owl Brewery branding reviewed by Naptown Pint

BLOG UPDATE: July 20, 2016, Read published Capital column, "Naptown Pint", article here.

Last night I had a blast hanging with two amazing people - Joe and Eva of Citizen Pride (aka JEB Design)! We drank beer and talked about Joe's work for Lucky Owl, his passion for beer and label design overall.

I can't think of a better way to end the week. — Liz Murphy of Naptown Pint

We had a great time tasting Lucky Owl craft beer and discussing beer label design. Liz Murphy has an active blog, Naptown Pint, and a weekly column in the Capital Gazette. Please learn follow this link to learn more.

She recently was interviewed by Scott MacMallon for the Annapolis Podcast. She mentioens our discussion at the beginning of this interview.

Thank you, Liz!




Annapolis Film Festival 2016 Branding

It's finally here! This is the week! We've got the swag, merch, programs and passes for the Annapolis Film Festival. Hope to see you there. #TalkMovieToMe

JEB Design and Citizen Pride donated our branding and graphic services for the 4th year in a row. We are proud to be part of this Annapolis cultural event! - Joe Barsin


Fish for a Cure's One Million Dollar Donation to AAMC

How inspiring! Who knew five years ago when we offered to help this wonderful organization with a logo and branding needs that they would grow to this level! Last night, Fish for A Cure presented Anne Arundel Medical Center a donation check for 1 MILLION dollars to help support the Geaton and JoAnn DeCesaris Cancer Institute. The AACC revealed a beautiful F4AC plaque and trophy display in the lobby to honor their efforts. THANK YOU to these dedicated leaders for making a big difference in our community!

Learn more about F4AC logo and branding developement here.



Chesapeake Bay Trust Annual Report Design

JEB Design is proud to be part of the CBT's Annual Report design and development. Learn more about the great programs that CBT's Maryland Bay Plate makes possible.


Publication Cover illustration for FUNWORLD, Oct. 2015 issue

Today, FUNWORLD magazine delivered its October 2015 issue. Joe Barsin illustrated the cover to promote the editorial theme of "Ripple Effect" in the Water Parks industry. To see more work by Joe Barsin, visit his portfolio here:

Cover illustration by Joe Barsin, FUNWORLD magazine, October 2015



NEW "Crab Decks & Tiki Bars of the Chesapeake Bay" cover art by Joe Barsin

The new Maryland, 2015 Edition (4th publishing) of the Crab Decks & Tiki Bars of the Chesapeake Bay is now for sale!

Publishers, Susan and Bill Wade, reached out to Joe Barsin of JEB to illustrate the book cover along with updating their identity. The work speaks for itself! This partnership has been a perfect match for both of us.

To learn more about this excellent source of information for fellow lovers of Crabs and Tiki Bars, please visit

To see more artwork by Joe Barsin, please visit

Shown here is Joe Barsin's art for the back cover, spine, and front cover of the 2015 Maryland Crab Decks & tiki Bars of the Chesapeake Bay book.


Asia-Pacific Boom - editorial cover illustration for the June 2015 issue of FUNWORLD

FUNWORLD Editor-in-Chief, Jeremy Schoolfield, has been keeping Joe Barsin of JEB Design, Inc. busy in 2015. This is Joe's third editorial cover illustration for this year. Three illustration are unusual but Jeremy was in bind since his plans fell through for the June 2015 cover. Joe stepped in and was able to create this illustration within a 2 week production window. 

Jeremy and I have such a good working relationship that we are able to reach approval, during the sketch phase, very quickly. Sometimes my best work is created under pressure. The June cover illustration is one of my favorites! — Joe Barsin

 FUNWORLD's June 2015 illustrated cover by Joe Barsin

See more illustration work by Joe Barsin here.

Visit FUNWORLD here.