Erika LeBarre

Adjunct Faculty Illustrator at LeBarre Illustration, Inc.
BFA, College for Creative Studies, 1990

elebarre@collegeforcreativestudies.edu

View some of Erika LeBarre‘s work

Erika LeBarre has worked for a wide variety of clients and projects such as product and packaging labels, posters, point of purchase, signage, direct mail, magazine ads, editorial, greeting cards, children’s books, grade school textbooks, gift books, eBooks, websites, textiles, logos and character development.

Professional Experience

After Erika LeBarre graduated from the College for Creative Studies she initially worked at an art studio as an illustrator with other illustrators and designers for several years. Since then she has worked on her own as a freelance illustrator. Erika has also been an adjunct instructor in the Illustration Department as well as in the Precollege and Continuing Studies at the College for Creative Studies for quite some time.

Erika’s working techniques are both traditional and digital including pastels, acrylics, Photoshop, and vector-based illustrations using Illustrator.  She creates illustrations using textures, smooth gradations and intense color that can create a look that is anywhere from stylized, whimsical, editorial, conceptual and graphic to realism with a twist of fantasy.

Significant Publications, Presentations and Exhibitions

Two fully illustrated children’s books for Concordia Publishing House’s long standing “Arch Books” line
Book covers for Berkley Prime Crime/Penguin Random House, and Guideposts
Hundreds of illustrations for five of Faber Piano Adventures’ piano lessons books
A children’s eBook titled, “Blucy the Blue Cat” currently available to purchase and download on amazon.com
School textbook work for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, McGraw-Hill, Pearson, and Scholastic
Interior work for Highlights and Highlights High Five Magazine
Local merchandising work for Avanti Press and Peninsulas.