Barry Bruner

Barry Bruner – Designer

I'm a designer, Illustrator, and animator working and living in beautiful Brooklyn, NY.


I'm an illustrator and designer that has worked in the print and publishing industry for 15+ years, and I'm currently working on a children's book to be put out by Norton in 2023. While my stylistic specialty is detailed line work I regularly work in a variety of styles for my clients with subjects ranging from portraits to maps to fantastical narratives.

I also freelance in a number of industries including animation, advertising, film, and tech with clients like Google, Adidas, NBC, HBO, ESPN, and others. Whenever I'm not working I'm self-starting personal projects like game making, producing mini books, and painting.

I love coming up with the best solutions for whomever I'm working with, so please do not hesitate to reach out. Let's work together soon!

Children’s Non-Fiction History
Comics & Graphic Novels Middle Grade Picture Books Science Fiction
  • Work has appeared in Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, 3x3, and Communication Arts
  • BFA Illustration - Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Illustration Academy Workshop

Work experience


Aug, 2021 — Present

I am illustrating the adapted "How the States Got Their Shapes" by Mark Stein into a children's picture book full of maps, facts, and diagrams. It should be out sometime in 2023.


Jun, 2007 — Present

I work with a variety of clients in the publishing, editorial, advertising, comic, film, and animation fields creating illustrations, graphics, and designs.

Partial client list: Norton, Nanjing University Press, Audible, Padova University Press, Hidden History Calendars, Hemispheres, ESPN, Adidas, Google, Amazon, HBO, Capital One, Coinbase, Business Week, WIRED, NBC, Sauza, and others.


May, 2010 — Jul, 2012 (about 2 years)

I created a series of comic books named Mind Over Matters published by Pfizer about a young man named bill who has hemophilia. The stories follow him through his day to day life while he struggles with confidence, crushes, work, and managing his condition.