About Me

“When life is depleting, art fills the well.”


I’m Barbara J.C. Musch, and I’m a freelance artist living and working in southeastern Minnesota. I love the expression and challenge of making art, be it great new product designs or custom fine art.

As a Senior-level product designer, I have two decades of experience in the strange and wonderful world of giftware. I have created everything from Christmas ornaments to candle holders, from graphics to garden frogs, from nature-inspired collections to full nativity sets.  I love to create characters customers resonate with, and I love merging my creative ideas with the enormous capabilities of Adobe Creative Suite.

In addition to keeping my “design chops” in good form, I also love to paint, having studied painting and color theory at Macalester College in St. Paul.  I’ve also studied atelier-style oil painting with artist Pat Jerde of the Minnesota River School. In all my work, I tap my fine-arts roots and my lifelong love of both color and visual storytelling.

I am available for freelance and contract work, as well as individual commissions.  Please take a gander at my galleries, and you’ll see my style and range of skills.

Want to hire me?  Please email me at bjcmstudio@aol.com, or Facebook message me here.

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