the designer

Artist, educator and designer, Marva G. Ballard, is the designer for M.G. Ballard Designs.  Her work in leather wearable art is widely recognized and worn by many celebrities and professional women and men.


"Having designed for Dr. Barbara for several years, I am excited to offer this Collection inspired by Dr. Barbara King and her love of butterflies. She has inspired and touched so many lives, and has reminded us that, like the butterfly, we can all transform beyond our place of struggle and challenges to emerge beautiful and rise!"