Brand Consultant & Illustrator


About Joe Barsin


Brand Consultant

Joe Barsin combines proven illustrated story telling and design with an entrepreneurial understanding of brand strategy and alignment. This keen blend of award winning design and marketing savvy has benefited hundreds of companies, special events, charities and conferences across the environmental, biotech, finance, events, retail and publishing sectors.

Joe’s work is prevalent throughout the Mid-Atlantic region so adding him to your project or creative team not only adds an experienced professional with creative director experience, it also adds instant recognition and credibility.

Chances are any client from this area has seen his Maryland “Treasure the Chesapeake” license plate featuring the heron and the blue crab, or heard of the successful AAMC's Fish for a Cure. This charity, branded by Joe Barsin, raised 1.75 million in the past couple of years. Barsin is also the founding art director for the growing Annapolis Film Festival. Visit Joe’s Blog for recent AFF news.

Joe’s work has also appeared in Print magazineCommunication ArtsGraphic Design: USA, American Institute of Graphic Artists design annual (See AIGA's archive of this award), and is also featured in three separate additions of the Adobe Illustrator Bible as samples of best practices in graphic illustration.

Joe is a native of Akron, Ohio, who graduated from Kent State University with a BFA degree in graphic design and made the Baltimore / Annapolis area his home in 1992. He and his wife Eva have run their own in-house design firm since 1998 and created Citizen Pride in 2013. Over 65,000 house flags and countless decals have been sold which are spreading citizen pride throughout Maryland and the United States!

Jonathan P.
8 reviews 60d ago

As the owner of a small graphic design studio, I have enjoyed collaborating with JEB Design on multiple projects. Joe is a gifted, reliable, and trusted business partner. He not only helps turn my client’s ideas into reality, but also consistently exceeds our expectations. Joe is very easy to work with and is the first person I will reach out to when I need to add a professional illustrator to my team.

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Promotional Video for Citizen Pride, our retail brand. Includes interview with Joe Barsin.