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traci bautista
mixed media artist.
designer. teacher. author
creative soul

I inspire and encourage artists to be creative business visionaries.

You’re an artist/designer, someone who wants to get in touch with your creativity, define your own style and make a mark in the world with your art. You’ve taken numerous classes, read the latest technique books and blogs, watched hours of videos but you need guidance to elevate your art to the next level. You’re ready to blossom as an artist and develop your own creative process, to be fearless and let go!


I’m Traci Bautista, a mixed media artist, designer,  and author. I’m the creator of art.journal.PLAY mixed media lab and CREATIVE SOUL visionary program, where I work with artists, designers, and other creatives to inspire them to unleash their creative spirit. Through my guidance during interactive online learning courses, my mentorship program and live events, I help them build creative confidence and define their unique artistic style while they focus on their ultimate goal to become creative entrepreneurs.


In 2001, I left a successful career in the Silicon Valley to pursue my passion for art and launch my creative business endeavor treiC designs LLC. With over twenty years experience in design and marketing combined with fifteen years of teaching art and publishing, I strive to inspire people worldwide with my artwork and creative products.


My artwork has led me on a worldwide tour speaking and teaching mixed media and creative workshops. I have guided tens of thousands of artists to PLAY and paint intuitively. In my classes, I share my organic creative process and outside of the box thinking. I encourage my students to “see things differently,” to let go and trust themselves as they face the blank canvas.


I am the author of three bestselling mixed media books, Collage Unleashed, Doodles Unleashed,and Printmaking Unleashed. My art has been featured in over 25 art/mixed media books and 50+ craft magazines, including Somerset Studio, Altered Couture, cloth.paper.scissors, Art Journaling, Art Quilting Studio, Belle Armoire, Where Women Create and Craft. Also, I’ve been a regular guest on DIY/HGTV Craft Lab.


I have partnered and worked as a consultant with many brands including iLove To Create, Strathmore Artist Papers, Sakura of America, to name a few, and I am Golden Artist Colors Artist Educator. I design licensed product lines including Aleene’s Collage Pauge adhesive, StenciGirl stencils, Stampington rubber stamps, stationery and paper crafts products.


To learn about my artwork and creative musings visit


I look forward to having your join me in this creative journey! xo ~Traci