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


Annapolis Film Festival 2014 poster: The creative process

Annapolis Film Festival 2014 - horizontal composition

AAF 2014 approved poster - vertical compositionThe first annual AFF 2013 was a great success! Joe Barsin of JEB Design was honored to be asked again to create the poster for the 2014 Festival. We show below the creative process that went into the illustration. Joe developed the visual concept from the events tagline, "Talk Movie To Me!"

I wanted to show the range of themes and emotions that movies bring to the audience. From laughter and suspense to science fiction and horror. Also, wanted to represent the Naval Academy with a midshipmen. The concept is important but I also needed to create an illustration that could work horizontal and vertically since my work is used from social media to the printed program and street banners. I hope you enjoy the work. -Joe



Below are the initial sketches that were presented to the AFF team. Its a great process that goes into the creative back and forth to reach the final illustration.

First sketch presented to the AFF BoardSecond sketch presented to the Annapolis Film Festival Board

To see the 2013 Film Festival poster please follow this link. To see more of Joe Barsn's creative illustration work and to purchase products, go to  To learn more about the Annapolis Film Festival, follow this link.


Behind the Scenes: Photo shoot of Zeskind's of Baltimore for Climate Communication Consortium of Maryland

Photographer David Harp, Creative Director Joe Barsin and Karen Akerlof, PhD, work with Rick Miller of Zeskind's to develop energy-efficiency campaign.
Here's a behind the scenes sneak peek of our photo shoot last week for the Climate Communication Consortium of Maryland. Joe Barsin of JEB Design directed the shoot in Baltimore, working with the talented photographer, David Harp

A BIG thanks goes to Rick Miller, a friend and neighbor who owns Zeskind's Hardware & Millwork, a family run business that has been serving the community since 1925. Rick generously offered his time and knowledge to suggest the latest tips to increase home energy-efficiency. 

Stayed tuned to see the final materials for the CCCoM. See January's 2014 campaign here.

Visit David Harp's website to see more of his work: http://
Learn more about Zeskind's Hardware & Millwork at:


Dave Harp photographing Rick Miller Sr. within the historic Zeskind's Hardware of Baltimore, MD.To see more work by JEB Design, please follow this link.


New website by JEBdesign: Down Under Corporate Fitness

Developed the website for Down Under Corporate Fitness. Mike James, fitness manager at the World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C., has an extensive catalog of Fitness video and tutorials on Fitness Facility Management. To learn more, please visit the site: