Located in the mighty Pacific Northwest, Aaron James Draplin of the Draplin Design Co. proudly rolls up his sleeves on a number of projects related to the Print, Identity and Illustration categories. He makes stuff for Coal Headwear, Union Binding Co., Richmond Fontaine, Esquire, Nike, Wired, Dinosaur Jr., Timberline Lodge, Chunklet, Eaux Claires Music Festival, Poler, Incase, Sub Pop, Cobra Dogs, Jill Soloway, Sasquatch Music Festival, Fender Guitars, Rhett Miller, Old 97s, Nixon Watches, Patagonia, Target, John Hodgman, Chris Stapleton, NASA/JPL, Ford Motor Company, Woolrich and even the Obama Administration, if you can believe that.
He’s traveled the world telling his story, with over 375 speaking fiascos under his belt and counting! He co-created Field Notes with Jim Coudal, and their memo books are sold in over 2,500 stores worldwide, with limited-edition special editions shipped quarterly to a booming subscriber list. His first book titled Pretty Much Everything came out on May 17, 2016 on Abrams Books, which incredibly, is in its seventh printing. He prides himself on a high level of craftsmanship and quality that keeps him up late into the wet Portland night.
DDC Proud List of Services: Graphic Design, Illustration, Friendship, Clipping Pathery, Garying, Jokes/Laughter, Campfire Strummin’, Gocco Dynamics, Road Trip Navigation, Trust, Guitar Tuning, Gen’l Conversation, Culture Critique, Existential Wondering, Color Correcting, Bounty Hunting, Heavy Lifting, Advice, A Warm Meal, Simple Ideas and Occasional Usage of Big Words.
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Things That Don't Have a Thing to Do with Graphic Design
Friday, September 20
As a graphic designer, I'm lucky to make things for all kinds of things. But more and more, I'm realizing the profound impact it has on the things in the rest of my life. Things in my backyard. Things that hold things. Things for my nephew. And things on one of the saddest days of my life. That's a lot of things. Plus, we'll update you on all the things we've been up to, aside from all those other things. Tons of new things!
Bigger isn't always better
Not everything in graphic design is about a paycheck
You can live your life creatively, on all fronts