About Brenda Buffalin

 

Brenda has been creating art all of her life.  She got her initial formal artistic training at Murray State University and California State University, Long Beach. Later she continuously signed up for various art classes in various mediums and formats all over the country. She never stopped trying to improve her skills.

 

When she graduated from University of California, Long Beach with a BFA in sculpture, she began designing pewter giftware for a jeweler in Westwood Village, Los Angeles. She occasionally sold pen and ink drawings to gifts shops on the east coast as well as dog portraits. She showcased her initial work at a gallery in Solvang, CA and sold bronze portraiture to clients seeking her work. After that, she was continuously transferred all over the country because of her husbands job. She thus elected to pursue a career in fashion purchasing and design since it allowed her to retain employment while she followed her husbands successful career. Later she, worked as a handbag designer in Kansas City, Kansas and as a miniature ornament freelancer for Hallmark. In 1990 she moved back to Los Angeles and started a career in desktop publishing by working for a magazine|book company.

 

Once her son got too old for daycare, she started her own company, "BbGraphics | Bb's Creative" and spent the next 20+ years running her small boutique graphic arts agency.  She offered her clients concept-to-completion service where she focused on marketing, publishing, printing, photography, copywriting, web development and design. She provided top-notch design and production to meet the needs of large and small companies. Brenda has always been a very self-motivated designer.

 

Today, Brenda is creating sculpture again and fulfilling her life's passion. She focuses on conceptual and kinetic formats. She works in bronze, aluminum, resin's, clay, wood, plastics, alabaster and much more. The concept determines the medium she uses to illustrate each idea.

 

Whenever Brenda isn't working on her sculptures, she is practicing yoga, walking her dogs or traveling. She loves to cook and entertain. She feels very blessed to be able to create art and share it with others.

 

 

Community Involvement

Brenda was the designer for all the collateral used in Winewomen in the Desert from 2006-2010, She was the Western Publication Association", Maggie judge over the creative category for 10 years, and she was winner of “Best Media Kit Maggie Award 2002. She was the designer of all the Palm Springs Museum Service Council collateral and newsletters from 2007-2010, She was an Honoree of 2001 Remarkable Business Woman Awards, and she designed all the collateral for National Association of Women Business Owners-OC RWA Events from 2001-2005. She was the designer for the collateral for the Black Chamber of Orange County from 2002-2005, Designer for all the conference collateral for the WomanSage Conferences in Orange County from 2002-2009, Designer for all the Invest In Yourself brochures and programs for the WISE® non-profit foundation from 2000-2005. She designed the WisePlace newsletters from 1999-2001. She Developed the logo for the “Disaster Preparedness” identity for Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. She was acting designer for Newport Library Foundation activities 2005-2008. She was the designer for the Women’s Business Conference held in 2004 at Newport Beach, Orange County, and was the Contributor of all design and production work for the Orange County Soccer League collateral. Brenda was the contributor of all design and production for the Rancho Santa Margarita’s All Star Little League, ... and much, much, more....Brenda believes in giving back.