We are a local, boutique, small business branding and web design agency located in Southport, NC
I'm Jackie Barker
Hey, there! I’m Jackie, the owner, founder and Chief Badass Officer of the Barefoot Design Collective team! Thank you for hanging out with me!
Nothing gives me greater satisfaction than collaborating with my clients to grow their business through branding, marketing and 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, 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 designing websites 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 a small business. That is why SUPPORT is one of our core values. In supporting you with your website 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 and branding reflect that!
Ready to work together? We can’t wait to hear from you.
What our fans have to say...
… highly valued. We didn’t know where to start, but Barefoot made it so simple.Your patience, availability, and sense of humor are highly valued. We didn’t know where to start, but you made it so simple.
Jackie took our ideas and brought them to life with a fabulous website, logo design, and constant help as we learned to navigate the web world.
We started selling our products immediately upon launching our website and couldn't be happier with her services and continued support!
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!
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.