About We Have Ignition

Recspec is the creative studio of Laurel Barickman (Creative Director) and a rotating cast of highly skilled creatives, collaborators, and whiz developers. We exist as a boutique graphic and web design studio primarily, with a focus on crafting unique and long-lasting identities for a wide variety of clients and businesses. We strive to approach every project from unconventional angles while focusing on the balance between visual beauty and usability — melding our high level of creativity with our extensive knowledge of technology and marketing.

Recspec was born out of the desire to work with unique businesses and creative clients who are looking for solutions outside of the norm, and who want to achieve their business goals with a tried-and-true professional team. While crafting original brands from the ground-up is one of our favorite challenges to tackle, we also love assisting with re-branding, identity implementation, print design in all formats, web and e-commerce development (we ♥ WordPress and Shopify), online-based design and marketing of every ilk, plus so much more.

We’re located in Austin, Texas but often work with clients nationally and internationally – everyone from small businesses & large scale brands to non-profits, musicians & visual artists. We love the personal relationships we have with our clients and being able to work with them directly on the wide variety of projects they bring us. Have a question? Want to work with us? Let us know.


Photo by Tania Quintanilla of Trove Agency

Recspec founder, Laurel Barickman, has over 15 years of experience in the design world – working as the creative director for a college with over 65 campuses, and for record labels, app developers, social causes, and more. Her work straddles the line of being modern while still referencing the past and the best aspects of early, classic design, giving it a timeless yet contemporary feel.

Laurel has a Bachelors with Honours in Digital Media from Middlesex University London.