HI! I’M JULIA BARRY, A VISUAL ARTIST & COMPOSER WORKING TOWARD A HEALTHIER PLANET.
Through UpRoot Design Studio, I use illustration and green product design to inspire joyful, sustainable habits. I’m on a mission to make it easier for everyday people to eat healthy, feel happy, and save the planet at the same time!
As a maker, I’m active in the arts & tech worlds in my NYC homebase and across the US. I’ve been thrilled to take part in programs like the New Dramatists Composer-Librettist Studio and Art-a-Hack which emphasize community, collaboration and creative vibrance; and participate in artist residencies including Chalk Hill and VCCA.
In 2019, I created the empathy-building community arts project, “Habitat: Home,” with the help of funding from the NY Women Composers Foundation, Puffin West Foundation, The Pollination Project and the Brooklyn Arts Council. I have been an advisor for The Pollination Project and board member of the climate podcast, Threshold.
I spend a lot of time drawing on my iPad in my Brooklyn studio, where I live with many plants, a tiny rescue dog and my husband — with whom I’m also writing an interactive musical!