About Mariposa Design Co.

Creativity cannot be contained, it spreads its wings and takes flight. Mariposa Design Co. was established with the belief that every brand goes through transformation along the creative journey, and that's ok! After all, the greatest brands in the world started on the ground floor. But, there is something so sensational about your brand and we would love to help you showcase it to the world.

Our Story

Did we forget to mention butterflies literally brought us together? We previously worked together at a company that raises live caterpillars to butterflies (or mariposas). Therein lies a nod to our very own beginnings. 

Our Timeline


Vic and Sasha meet and instantly become friends at "Insect Lore" an educational retailer that rears live butterfly larvae. Story has it: Vic never officially introduced himself to Sasha. Scholars never deny nor confirm that these details are accurate.  


Vic leaves "Insect Lore" in pursuit of a networking career. Sasha picks up photography and captures her first wedding. A photography mentor mentions Showit and Sasha immediately joins, creating her very own website.


Vic and Sasha reconnect and immediately knew something was different this time around. We begin to date, and Vic introduces his two children to Sasha. Shortly after, Vic falls ill with bacterial meningitis and it nearly takes his life. Sasha remains by his side every step of the way. He recovers and then proposes after only 5 months of officially dating. When you know, you know. Ya know?


Later that year, Vic assists Sasha in photographing a wedding and find we really enjoy photographing together. 


Sasha finds joy in maintaining our photography website using Showit, and that's when other photographers began to take notice how well crafted our photography site is, and ask for help with their Showit sites. A light bulb flips a switch.


Our visits to the desert offer enlightenment and friendship. The amazing creatives we have admired for so long become family seemingly overnight. The cherry on top: We won Showit Designer of the Year! 

We are so grateful to all our wonderful family, friends and client's support along the way!


We get married! Sasha gains two bonus kids, Victor and Catherine and we officially become, The Barreras party of 4! The same year, Sasha graduates with a Bachelors in Fine Art with an Emphasis in Art Education, in hopes to become a High School Art Teacher.


Vic has unexpected open heart surgery. After something traumatic like open heart surgery, you realize what's most important in life. So in hopes to spend more time together, we rebrand as a husband and wife photography team so we can spend more time together doing something we love. We take on weddings on weekends, while working our 9-5 jobs.


Sasha lands her first teaching job, but realizes it's not for her. Around the same time, Vic is laid off from his 9-5, so we decide to take the leap of faith and pursue photography full-time. 


Later that year, we officially open up for business and offering web design for wedding professionals and Mariposa Design Co. emerges. Our ability to pair visually stunning designs with functionality allows us to begin working with a wider range of creative industries.  


We create our first passive income stream, a Showit template shop in hopes to reach more photographers who may need a website at an affordable price range.


We create more Showit templates to our design shop and watch our passive income stream grow.


We expand our offerings and create Canva Template Guides for photographers.

Butterflies (mariposas) stand as a symbol of growth, transformation, and the beauty of new life. 

Just as a caterpillar transitions into a butterfly through metamorphosis, so will your business. 


Growth is the first step of the process. Together, we'll dive deep into your business so we can create a website designed to grow with your brand.


During this stage, we will be working on your site. Creating cohesion between the brand your audience knows and loves, and the future you have envisioned.


It's launch day! Now it's time to spread your wings and show your new look to the world. Get ready for those inquiries to start flying in.




We followed our dreams so you can follow yours. 

Throughout our journey to capture the greatest love stories ever told - as photographers, we discovered a passion for helping creatives in the wedding industry who were struggling to showcase their brands with the world.

Our passion for the arts with an ability to design high functioning websites enabled us to better understand our calling for serving the creative community and we have never looked back.

An artist and a writer got married (sounds like the making for the perfect TV show right), and what resulted was the design studio you see before you today. It would be our pleasure to learn all about you and discover the ways we can uncover the true potential of your brand.

Showit's Designer of the Year 2022

Words cannot express how proud we are to be named Showit Designer of the Year for 2022. We want to give all praise to the most high, for whom all things are made possible. To the phenomenal team at Showit, your commitment to serving others is the most outstanding display of selflessness we have ever known.

Thank you for continuing to lead the industry with integrity and outstanding character. To our family, friends and creative partners who have made this possible through their continued trust in our art: we love you and will do all we can to live up to this wonderful title. It's a beautiful life, gracias por todo.  

Vic and Sasha

"I feel so grateful."

"I am so happy that I hired Mariposa Design Co and feel so grateful that I have found a company I can trust for any future branding and site updates I need. They genuinely are here to help businesses succeed and thrive."

Katy H.

seattle wedding photographer

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