Barbara Laszewski Garner
Barbara Laszewski Garner is a creative director and title designer based in Nashville, Tennessee.
Hailing from New York City, Laszewski Garner studied at Parsons, Pratt, and School of Visual Arts in New York City, eventually earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts, specializing in graphic design. She began her career as an assistant art director at the Carden & Cherry, an advertising agency in Nashville well known for its commercials featuring Jim Varney’s Ernest character. Soon, she moved over to startup Cascom to work in motion graphics for display and broadcast. In 1989, she created the motion graphics for the Ernest P. Worrell TV series Hey Vern, It’s Ernest!, which earned her a Daytime Emmy Award. She continued to work on the Ernest franchise, creating title sequences for Ernest Goes to Jail, Ernest Scared Stupid, Ernest Rides Again, and Ernest Goes to School. She has also created graphics packages and opening titles for CBS, TNN, PBS, and CMT, as well as graphics for music videos and TV segments.