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  • Barbara Occhiogrosso

    Principal, blueviolet

    San Francisco, CA

Communication is everything. Beautiful, well thought out design is an essential part of communicating effectively. This is where blueviolet excels. blueviolet (est. 2002) is a visual design concern specializing in working with small businesses, start ups of all kinds, entrepreneurial spirits, digital agencies and corporate clients – in general anyone looking to make their presence known, and memorable. I like the collaborative approach, encouraging my clients to be active participants in the creative process, even when working within a 100% remote workflow environment. I love the digital lifestyle, working with people and companies globally and very much enjoy all of the cultural influences and human spirit I find in working with anyone, anywhere. Wherever you are in the world, I can help you grow your business by communicating your story to your audience in a clear, effective and engaging way. Partial Client List: Andrew Jenks, filmmaker & journalist Apple Blinkx Blueseed Clear Channel Digital Comprehend Systems Cospack Creative Commons CS Mining CyberArts Licensing Designpool Dolby Evan Rosen, author, The Bounty Effect Gensler Ghirardelli J&S Chemical Jan Wellmann, filmmaker, journalist & entrepreneur Jiun Ho Juniper Networks Linus Group Loreal Pro Makai Ventures Matrix Healthcare McAfee ModemMedia MTV Parsemus Foundation Passport Capital Pedersen Media Group Podomatic Praetorian Group ScanCafe THEO Tree of Life Health Advocates TruEco Living United Freight Lines Weight Watchers William Gold Entertainment

Work Samples

  • Versant brand concept art

  • Comprehend Systems brand/ID rollout

  • youthspeaks fundraiser presentation

Work History

  • Principal/Design Consultant.

    • blueviolet
    • San Francisco, CA
    • Jun 2002 - Present (15 years 6 months)

    blueviolet was established in 2002 as a full service design concern providing cross-media design spanning brand concept/strategy, print, web, tradeshow/large format and presentation project work, in addition to content production - both written content and visuals. I have extensive management experience when it comes to project production and execution and day to day studio mgmt, as well as team experience working with programming engineers, marketing teams and C level professionals in executing their campaign efforts. As a well seasoned visual designer with over 10 years experience in the visual design field and having enjoyed working with a wide variety of clients and industries, I can bring a wealth of skills, flexibility, maturity and experience to the table.


  • San Francisco State University

    • Certificate Multimedia Studies Program
    • 2000 - 2002

    all aspects of digital design including coding, interactive design, digital print process/flow, Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign.

  • School of Visual Arts

    • BFA Fine Art/Painting
    • 1990 - 1993