Get the inside scoop with Aaron Draplin of Draplin Design Co. and learn what goes on behind the scenes! He’ll give an in-depth walk through of some of his existing projects and answer questions in a more intimate setting. He’ll show you the finer points of his logo making process, from sketch to iterations to finalizing. Every attendee sketches in a Field Notes memo book. Feel the power of pencil on paper! Unlock something in hand and mind! Adobe Illustrator tips, tricks, tales, triumphs and threats will be offered up from our questionable existence! Questions answered. Riddles solved. Enigmas discussed. Don’t miss out!
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.