Wendy Barnes is a wildlife artist creating sustainable lifestyle designs from original pen and ink drawings that she develops into fabrics and who gives back by donating a portion of proceeds to partnered conservation organizations.
Wendy's background includes a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Northeastern University in Boston, MA, and a master’s degree from New York University in Real Estate Development leading her to a design career during which she was nominated for NYC Lobby of the Year, 2008 for IKON Condominiums, 50 Bayard Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
To follow, Wendy was Design Director for David A. McMahon Architect, a high-end residential architecture firm in Manhattan, second generation to legendary Parish-Hadley. Wendy worked directly with and was trained and mentored by world-renowned decorators born from Parish-Hadley fame including the late Mr. Albert Hadley.
In 2012, Wendy left the design world to have her daughter and stay at home. Not able to sit still and with a new found “motherly love” for all things wildlife and nature, Wendy launched an art and design business featuring wildlife drawings with contributions back to associated charities and was a finalist in Martha Stewart’s American Made contest 2014.
With influence from her design career, Wendy pursued the missing niche of a wildlife-theme-specific fabric line giving back to the organizations working to protect the animals pictured – she was trained in conservation during her role as Program Coordinator for Brevard Zoo's Women of the Wild 2015 - 2018.
Wendy Barnes Design thrives with a mission to bring together volumes of wildlife conservation programs and donate 10% of all profits by blending design with awareness and support for the animals of our world.
Wendy Barnes Design is a connection for you to directly support wildlife conservation partners while enjoying wildlife- themed fabric accessories for a thriving planet. Each design is from an original pen & ink drawing by Wendy. Products support sustainability and reusable behaviors. Original pen & ink artwork is shown at Studios of Cocoa Beach.