A Bit About Me

Hello! I’m Cynthia, and I wear many hats. I’ve been an Art Director & Webmaster for over seven years and a Graphic Designer for over a decade all while producing fine art for galleries and filling my family’s home with so many plants my husband jokes the clarity of air is comparable to that of a rain forest.

In my role at Imagine Communications, I am responsible for the design and development team and directing all work that comes through the department. Deadlines are my friends, though sometimes frenemy is a better word. I have a broad range of design skills, working on and directing projects ranging from branding and illustrations to websites. During my time at Imagine, I have fully rebranded companies, created promotional materials in print and digital forms, designed book covers, laid out magazines and other publications, created illustrations and developed multiple websites from design to launch. I have worked with a wide range of clients across the nation in many industries during my time at this agency.

While I truly enjoy designing, my first love is fine art. My fine art work was recently featured in solo shows at the Art Institute of Las Vegas Gallery and Haute Fringe. My work has also been part of group shows at the Las Vegas Artist Guild, City Lights Gallery, Weber State College, and Fremont High School.


2022 Addy Award

Blind Connect Branding

Imagine Communications

Alex Raffi, Cynthia Carbajal (Hartness), Amanda Farrar

2021 MARCOM Platinum Award

The Office Squad

Imagine Communications

Brian Rouff, Alex Raffi, Cynthia Carbajal (Hartness), Amanda Farrar

2016 Pinnacle Award of Excellence | PRSA Las Vegas Valley Chapter

ICB Conference

Imagine Communications, NEMIC

Brian Rouff, Melissa Biernacinski, Tiffannie Bond, Nadia Zerka, Cynthia Carbajal (Hartness), David Bernett

2015 Pinnacle Award of Merit | PRSA Las Vegas Valley Chapter

Award Of Merit

The Imagine Blog Book

Imagine Communications

Diana Weeks, Nadia Zerka, Melissa Biernacinski, Alex Raffi, Julie Varley, Cynthia Carbajal (Hartness)

2014 Summit International Creative Awards

Silver Winner – Art Direction/Graphic Design

Zikiz Branding

Imagine Communications

Cynthia Carbajal (Hartness), Nadia Zerka, Alex Raffi, Julie Varley

2021 MARCOM Gold Award

Focus on Funds: Special Edition

Imagine Communications

Brian Rouff, Nadia Zerka, Cynthia Carbajal (Hartness), Tiffannie Bond

2016 Pinnacle Award | PRSA Las Vegas Valley Chapter

Sheet Metal Image Library

Imagine Communications, The Funds

Tiffannie Bond, Nadia Zerka, Cynthia Carbajal (Hartness), James Page, Dave Bernett, Randall Krocka

Read about how this award came to be in the Imagine Communications blog, Awarding Team Efforts.

The 2014 Eddie & Ozzie Awards

Ozzies – Association/Non-Profit (B-to-B)
Design, New Magazine – Less Than 6 Issues

ICB/TABB Journal

Imagine Communications

Brian Rouff, Nadia Zerka, Tiffannie Bond, Cynthia Carbajal (Hartness), Julie Varley