My name is Barbi Larkins. I design things. I am a Christchurch based freelance graphic and web designer with a penchant for good design and a belief that it doesn’t have to be unaffordable for those who need it.

Be Design wants to be your friendly source for graphic and web design. I want to do great stuff for community groups, not-for-profit organisations and small to mid-sized businesses who can’t afford big design firm rates. I like to see businesses take off, and I love for my clients to look good.

Whoever you want to be, I want to be the one to help.


Barbi is excellent at quickly understanding what we need and then getting exactly the right amount of creativity into the materials she creates for our clients. Can’t recommend her highly enough!

David M

Director, Assent Consulting

Barbi is an excellent designer. Fast. Produced high quality work. Understood my requirements well. Good communicator with excellent graphical design skills. Fast turnaround was delivered.


Director, Compas Consulting

Barbi was the most professional and responsive graphic design artist I’ve engaged. Her fees were VERY reasonable considering the amount of work she completed in a prompt manner.

Anthony D

Director, Photo Pendants

Barbi Larkins

Barbi Larkins

Design Guru

My name is Barbi Larkins. I am the face behind Be Design. I’ve spent years in business, just where you are – trying to find the best way to raise my business profile while keeping a close eye on my marketing budget.

Now I offer my freelance website and graphic design skills to emerging businesses, non-profits and community organisations. I network with other like-minded freelancers in design, website management, SEO, market research and photography to offer you a full-scale service on a mates rate budget.

Let’s be honest – graphic and web design can be expensive and often out of reach for small to mid-sized businesses and non-profit groups. Be Design specialises in solutions. I won’t quote you an exoribant rate and expect you to take it or leave it. Instead, we’ll assess your needs and how they can best be met within your budget. Because, if you’re like me, you would rather spend your hard-earned marketing budget on good design than on someone else’s overhead and fancy office.

See? I knew we had a lot in common.

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