Graphic Design, Ecommerce and Marketing Professional, and Social Media Savvy


Hello! My name is Justin Baar, I am a graphic designer, ecommerce, marketing, digital media, social media professional currently working out of Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. I graduated with a degree in Painting and Printmaking from San Diego State University in 2007. I have pursued design since taking a desktop publishing class in 1995 where I was first introduced to Photoshop and Illustrator. 

I am lucky to have had the pleasure of working on a wide array of projects for a wide array of clients. I have designed websites, I have designed billboards, I have designed catalogs, and everything else in between. I had the great fortune to work at a print shop and learn the ins and outs of printing. 

I am currently working in a very busy position as Senior Ecommerce and Digital Media Specialist at Buck Knives. I get to do all things digital for the company, including: all digital graphic design, manage our ecommerce site, our social media, strategize and implement email marketing campaigns, dial in our search engine optimization, shoot some photos and video, then edit away, and write copy for new campaigns for our SEM initiatives. And when I find the time, I design some of our apparel, help create web exclusive products, drive new growth, and even manage our inventory. Needless to say, I have a lot of windows open at all times on my computer.

Feel free to hit me up if you have a cool opportunity, freelance project, questions, or just to say hi.

Work Experience

2020 Senior Ecommerce and Digital Media Specialist – Buck Knives

2018-2019 Digital Media Specialist – Buck Knives

2017 – 2018 Senior Graphic Designer – Buck Knives

2016 Graphic Designer – Buck Knives

2015 – 2016 Graphic Designer – Vertical Printing and Graphics

2014-2016 Founder- Happy in the Brine 

2004 – 2014 Instructional Manager/Adjunct Professor of Surfing – Associated Students of San Diego State University


2010 – 2011 Graphic Designer – Chemistry PR

2008 Graphic Designer – DC Shoes


2007 Painting and Printmaking – San Diego State University

Freelance Clients

Barker Creek

Julie Drake P.R.

Nomadic Educators

Surf Oil

Hellcat Productions

Vela Windsports

Willa M Jewelry

Aqua Sports Maui

Quincey Music

KPNW Productions

I.T. Supreme

Gear Management Group

The Watersports Camp

Derrick Tuskan Photography

Hitched Photo

UC Right

Alpha Angler


Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Acrobat

Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe XD

Adobe Dreamweaver

Adobe Lightroom

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft PowerPoint


Digital Photography


Email Databases


Social Media

CMS Systems

Google Analytics


Social Media Scheduling Platforms

Ecommerce Websites



2020 Google Analytics Individual Certification

2020 Email Marketing Certification – Hub Spot

2020 Content Marketing Certification – Hub Spot

2018 Social Media Certification – Hub Spot