Industrial, Graphic Design and Art..



My name is Vania Ivonne Vargas Barbosa and I am a Graduated Industrial designer from Mexico.

My artistic experience:  

I learned to make Silvejewellery in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico in 2002 and 2003. I had a little workshop in Toluca were I used to design, produce and sell exclusive pieces produced by my sister and I. 

I moved to Vancouver in 2007 and here I have worked mainly with some little Graphic design projects. 

Since I was 5 years old I developed my skills drawing and working with different materials, (doing sketches, clay sculptures, mache paper, oil painting, acrylic painting, pencil-pen drawings, charcoal, water paint, mixed techniques, etc). 

During my studies I learned to work with wood, metal, plastic, ceramic, papers, hand tools and machines. 

As artist since 2001,  I have practice and developed a technique called Repousse work...

I use aluminium foil (By "carving" the foil) and I mix it with a technique of painting a background with acrylic paint. I get to expand the foil by doing pressure with special tools and I get a main figure in 3D on the metal's surface, then I cut it and paste it according to the background already planned. 

This work is great to decorate walls, objects like bottles, old guitars, music boxes, chairs, bed frames,  cabinets, doors, or whatever you want to paint & decorate. 

I started doing it on hard canvas and later on top of other surfaces creating a scene, frame, decoration, pattern or texture. 

Many pictures of my works were taken since 1997 til now... I have about 22 years of experience since I started creating artistic pieces in school or since I was 16 years old.

I developed my new line of Enhanced Giclees made for my exposition "The Bad Apple" in June 2015 in La Maison de la Francophonie in Vancouver, BC. 
I can custom create anything basically if you ask me.

Dragon. Aluminium Foil. 2006.

My services:

  • -Decoration: For Home, business, place, object or surface u want with this Art.
  • -Graphic Design: Advice and products like business cards, posters, flyers.
  • -Wall Art. New!: Enhanced Giclees on canvas: Acrylic paint and aluminum foil. 
The possibilities are endless!

I am located in Vancouver, BC; but you can contact me If you require me to go to work with my art to your place, 
home or business.
If you require a work on a frame, wall, furniture, any object or on hard canvas 
I can give you a free quote and you can order it with the requirements you think it might look good and I can give you advice and options.

Also I can help you with your projects to advertise yourselfyour business or service by working in a net system, or even by yourself as a freelance. 

Take a look at my works so you can have an idea of what I can help you to achieve.

Free quotes provided. Prices are in USA Dollars.
Thanks for your interest!

* If you have any questions, please 

Contact me :)

You can also visit my Blog: 

"The Dark Shadow of the Moon" 40" x 22" #2: White dress: Handcuffs Meaning-Mexico: Good, Virtue, Religion, Purity, White Freedom: $280  

Work Approach:

I approach my work with a unique fantastic perspective that takes into account your needs and your individual style

My style and techniques are broad and flexible, developed over years of training and experience. I give you a little example of each area:

-Projects of Art: New Enhanced Giclees on canvas

"Coi" and "Cross of fire" made on hard canvas with Acrylic paint and Aluminium foil in 2006 and 2010.

-Silver jewellery:

Ring with amethyst gemstone and pendants named "water" made in 2001 and 2002.

-Graphic Design projects:

Business cards and Promo Buttons made in 2006 and 2008.

-Projects of Industrial Design:

Chair made in pine wood and salt shakers made with high temperature ceramic in 1999.

-Sketches and Technical drawings:

"Egg shaped Lighter" and "Egg shaped water bottle".

-Mache paper works, Poetry and music...

: Alebrijes "Champion" and "Adler".