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Hello, I’m Barbara

I am the woman behind BlackStone Studio. I’m a graphic designer living in San Antonio, Texas, helping solopreneurs, start-ups, and small businesses with custom logo design and branded collateral material. As a designer, I enjoy working on all different types of projects, and with people from all kinds of industries! I specialize in creating simple, great-looking pieces that reflect you and your business!

Are we a good fit?

Not everyone is, but that’s ok. The important thing is to figure it out early on to avoid frustration. So here are a few things you should know about how I work.

Barbara Holland

I’m Only Human

I’m only one person, so I can only accept a limited amount of projects at a time, which is why I tend to be selective with the work I take on.

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 Client Collaboration

I not only work for you, but WITH YOU. My clients collaborate with me, providing clear direction and constant feedback throughout the entire project.

Rush Work

Rush Work

I only accept rush work from existing clients because doing good work in a short amount of time requires trust and familiarity with your company.

What I Do:

I design and print logos, business cards, letterheads, flyers, ads, brochures, program books, signage, social media graphics, and more! 

What I Don’t:

I don’t do build or design websites, provide copywriting, plan business strategies, or coordinate marketing campaigns.

My ideal client…

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collaborates with me throughout the entire project.

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offers clear direction and guidance about their vision.

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replies back with feedback in a timely manner.

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understands that I bring THEIR ideas to life.

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provides all content at the start of the project.

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sends practical file formats like JPG, PDF or EPS for images and Word documents for verbiage.

A bit more about me

The Beginning

My love of design began when I was very young. I used to make hand-drawn notecards for friends and create artwork out of magazine cutouts. Then came computers, and I’d spend hours playing with WordArt and Paint. Needless to say, I knew early on that whatever I chose to do in life had to be artistic.

Education

I am originally from Piedras Negras, a border town in México. Attending schools in both countries helped me become fluent in English and Spanish. In 2004, I graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from the University of Monterrey. In 2005, I moved to San Antonio, Texas, where I earned a second degree as a Multimedia Specialist from Northwest Vista College.

Becoming A Solopreneur

In 2008, I started BlackStone Studio, a graphic design company in San Antonio. And while I am a one-woman show, my business wouldn’t exist without the help of my amazing husband and my incredible vendors.

Justin & Barbara

In 2008, I married this handsome guy, Justin Holland.

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