Did you know pigs can’t see the sky because of how their eyes are placed? Or that guacamole is extremely poisonous to hamsters? How sad, right?? And why do you know all that now? Only because of the whip smart and hilarious talent of writer and illustrator Brooke Barker.
Brooke Barker is a creative artist and thinker that hails from Portland, Oregon. She is currently working in Amsterdam as a Copywriter for the advertising group Weiden + Kennedy. She’s the creator of New York Times best seller, Sad Animal Facts, a book that brings you the above sad facts about animals, as well as many more. Now published in four languages, English, German, French and Chinese, her sad facts are all researched and written by Brooke and accompanied by her unique hand made drawings and illustrations.
We recently photographed a series of head shots and professional branding images for Brooke before she headed off to Amsterdam.
Brooke wanted images for both her professional career as well as her creative endeavors. She wanted branding images that were professional, thoughtful and inspiring. Yet also expressive of her true nature and personality. Most of all, Brooke wanted images that leapt off the screen and spoke straight to her viewers, in a way that conveyed her style but also her talents.
Brooke and her husband, Boaz Frankel are also the creators and authors of It’s Different Every Day. A spunky, funny and completely random every day tear off calendar that you now must google and buy. I actually get sad when I go out of town because I have to miss my daily random facts, drawings, questions or otherwise silliness from Brooke and Boaz’s fun calendar. Boaz is also the founder and host of the world’s first talk show on a bike, and holds the Guinness World Record for the “most high-fives in an hour”.
Fun Fact! We photographed Brooke and Boaz’s 2016 wedding! It was as incredible and fun as you can probably imagine. See for yourself: Brooke & Boaz’s Vancouver, Washington Wedding.
If we haven’t already sold you on the amazing quirkiness of Brooke and Boaz, then you should probably check out their various websites and blogs here, here and here. Trust me, you won’t ever tire of these two.
Thank you Brooke & Boaz for also including these kind words about working with us: