We are a local, boutique, small business branding and web design agency in Carolina Beach NC
I'm Jackie Barker
Hey, there! I’m Jackie, the owner, founder and Chief Barefoot Officer of Barefoot Design Collective! Thank you for hanging out with me!
Nothing gives me greater satisfaction than collaborating with my clients to grow their small businesses through branding, marketing and web design.
You might be asking, “Jackie, when did you start using “Life is better barefoot” as your motto?” Honestly? For as long as I can remember!
As a child growing up in rural Wisconsin, my favorite thing to do was to kick my shoes off and run through the grass, all while dreaming playful kid dreams. Still to this day, living in Carolina Beach, North Carolina – I carry that awe and wonder of childhood into my business.
But also a bit of playfulness, hence “Life is better barefoot.” Because who can’t imagine themselves running barefoot in the grass, or feeling the sand under their feet?
Our passion, here at the Barefoot Design Collective, is to not only provide a great product, but to support our clients where they are; in whatever stage of business they are in.
We firmly believe that balance, both personal and business, is the key to a happy life. We love to have fun but we also know we have commitments to our clients. This balance goes both ways. We at the Collective want our clients to enjoy that same balance; to enjoy the fruits of their labor.
My experience ranges from managing the sales and marketing department at a tech firm working with Fortune 50 companies, to web design in the early 2000’s, to most recently, running a kitchen and bath business with my husband.
I know firsthand how much time and energy it takes to run small businesses. That is why SUPPORT is one of our core values. In supporting you with your web design and maintenance needs, whether building a new site, refreshing an existing one, rebranding, or simply maintaining the back end of one, it allows you the balance you crave in your life.
What it’s like working with us
We specialize in creative marketing services, so you don’t have to. We believe every business owner deserves the ability and time to change the world. There are only 24 hours in a day. Spend those hours changing your small corner of the world. Let us help YOU adopt our motto of “Life is better barefoot.”
We’re a team of diverse and solutions-oriented professionals here at Barefoot Design Collective. We’re real people with a real passion for helping our clients grow their businesses. Our expertise runs deep, and we stand behind the quality of our work.
We value honesty and authenticity in our approach to client service, and we build relationships based on mutual trust and respect. We’re Virtual Experts® who live and breathe what we do. And we aim to make every interaction with you as enjoyable and productive as possible.
There are so many possibilities for your business! We partner with clients and stay current with the latest business trends and technologies so that we can provide proactive solutions that move your business forward. Here at Barefoot, we know your time is important, so we work efficiently and effectively, taking the stress off you.
Your business is unique. Your target market is unique. And you’re unique. Let us help your website design and branding reflect that!
Ready to work together? We can’t wait to hear from you.
What our fans have to say...
What I love about Jackie is she knows the design and she knows the technology and finding someone who knows both is very very rare.
I also like how she's willing to roll up her sleeves, she will try to solve any problem and she will try to become versed on whatever it is you are looking for - be it web design or graphic design.
She's amenable to changes and she's got an excellent response time. Jackie has a bright, optimistic and personable attitude. The trifecta of personality + technology + design isn't easily found - she's a rare gem!
...a true professional and expert in her field. I highly recommend Jackie for your design needs.
Jackie at Barefoot Design Collective is an expert at branding and graphic design. With a wonderful eye for color and style, she was able to help me find the perfect color scheme that speaks to me and my customer.
She also designed an eye-catching logo and banner that is on point. She gave me the help I needed to get my business started on the right foot.A true professional and expert in her field, I highly recommend Jackie for your design needs.
… highly valued.We didn’t know where to start, but Barefoot made the process so easy.Your patience, availability, and sense of humor are highly valued.
Jackie took our ideas and brought them to life with a fabulous website design, graphic design, and constant help as we learned to navigate the online world.
We started selling our products immediately upon launching our ecommerce site and couldn't be happier with her services and continued support!
So glad I decided to not DIY my website - my site is professional and appealing and I didn't have to stress over doing it myself!
Jackie with Barefoot Design Collective was wonderful to work with. She is easygoing and kept things simple for me.
She was easy to get a hold of and took my requests and gave her own helpful suggestions.
I highly recommend her for your WordPress website design.
Barefoot optimized my WordPress website and now it loads much faster and looks more professional.
Jackie at Barefoot Design Collective is an expert with WordPress websites. She optimized my website and now it loads at a much better speed than before.
Of course, when you DIY your own site, you don't know what you don't know. She took care of all the back end stuff that needed cleaning and updating for a better look and feel. Thank you, Jackie, for taking this off my novice hands. You saved me a ton of time I would have otherwise spent trying to learn how to do what you did in a short amount of time!
...Their eye for design coupled with their seemingly innate ability to build websites makes the creative process so much easier.
I highly recommend Barefoot Design Collective. Their eye for design coupled with their seemingly innate ability to build websites makes the creative process so much easier. The team produced what I wanted even when I didn't think I knew it myself.
Before my Design in a Day website VIP session I dreaded the idea of building another website. Barefoot made my website redesign easy-peasy.
Jackie did exactly what I needed, she guided me through the whole process. Before working with Jackie I dreaded the idea of building another website.
I was not looking forward to spending months on the project.
Jackie made it easy-peasy. She took the lead and knew what all I needed to have lined up before our scheduled day. I recommend her company to everyone that is thinking about a rebuild, or a new website.
...This report is one of the most comprehensive website health reports that I have ever seen.
I love working with Barefoot Design Collective. They give me a report every month on the health of my website. This report is one of the most comprehensive website health reports that I have ever seen.
Barefoot provides an incredible amount of value in the packages that they offer. I love being able to reach out and know that they've got my back. They are so easy to work with the value that I get out of the package that I'm on is just incredible.
...I had a vision for my logo but it wasn't coming together. I brought it to Jackie and she was able to make my logo and branding more dreamy than I ever could have imagined.
Jackie is a wonderful person to work with and I would recommend her to anybody. Barefoot Design Collective brought together everything for my website and branding so beautifully.
Jackie listened to what I had to say and spoke to me as a person just starting out. The greatest benefits of working with Jackie is that I have the time freedom where I don't have to take care of my website.
Not only was Barefoot Design Collective able to translate the vision in my brain to the graphics we're working on, they're fast and communicative. I LOVE the Design in a Day!!
If you're looking for kickass designers who will add joy to your business life while removing all stress and worry, Barefoot Design Collective is your team.
My website and branding are so beautiful!
My customers love how easy my site is to use and they love the gallery. The biggest impact on my business was enabling my clients to book their appointments quickly through my website.
I made a leap of faith to go out on my own and having Jackie assist me helped me see my vision for my business even more clearly. I feel much better now that I chose Barefoot Design Collective to help me.
Barefoot Design collective was easy to work with and very helpful.
I've redone four websites and I'm impressed - The experience was quick and painless. Jackie even showed me some tricks to do on my own.
I simply don't have the time to deal with website issues. Jackie has been great creating my website in just one day and keeping it up with ongoing maintenance that allows it to run smoothly. It’s nice not having to worry about my site anymore.
It feels like Barefoot Design Collective truly cares about resolving my website issues. The team listens and has patience when explaining the process, which put me at ease.
Having Barefoot Design Collective take over the maintenance and updates has relieved me from the stress of thinking about taking the time to maintain and update my website. It is such a pleasure working with Barefoot Design Collective.
It feels like Barefoot Design Collective truly cares about resolving my website issues. The team listens and has patience when explaining the process, which put me at ease. I feel less stressed knowing that my website is being maintained and updated by a trustworthy company. It’s nice not having to worry about my site anymore.