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AIGA Maine Presents Aaron Draplin

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April 10, 2013

The DDC Mission: Work hard. Do good work. For good people.

Join us for an evening full of inspiration with a presentation by Aaron Draplin of Draplin Design Co. Uncensored, refreshingly sincere, well traveled, and with a big ol’ heart—Portland is in for a wild ride. We’ve included meet ‘n’ greet time before and after the talk, so arrive early and stay late!

The Event

One Longfellow Square
Thursday, May 2, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Members: $25
Non-members: $40
Students: $20

The Description

Using scientific proof and state-of-the-art multimedia techniques, Aaron James Draplin of the Draplin Design Co. delivers a suckerpunch of a talk that aims to provide bona fide proof of work, the highs and lows of a ferociously independent existence and a couple of tall tales from his so-called career in the cutthroat world of contemporary graphic design. Just a regular American guy with a trajectory a little dirtier than yours, his talk is open to all brave enough to show up. You may find yourself inspired to attack your design future in a different way. You may just leave feeling grateful you don’t have anything to do with him. Hard to say. All Portland champion citizens are invited to attend. Be there!

About the Speaker

Located in the mighty Pacific Northwest, the Draplin Design Co. proudly rolls up its sleeves on a number of projects related to the print, identity, web development, illustration and Gocco Muscle categories. The DDC has been killing it since the fall of 2004. Some eight years later, sole proprietor Aaron Draplin is proud to report that he’s managed to “keep everything out of the red.” His clients include Nike, Patagonia, Wired, Coal Headwear, the Union Binding Company, Snowboard Magazine, Field Notes memo books, Ride Snowboards, Forum Snowboards, Grenade Gloves, Chunklet Magazine, Cobra Dogs, Absinthe Films, NemoDesign, Gnu Snowboards, RVL7 Apparel, Burton Snowboards, K2 Snowboards, Bonfire Snowboarding Apparel, South American Snow Sessions, the Obama administration, as well as all sorts of one-off logos, t-shirt graphics and whatnot.

The DDC 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, Color Correcting, Existential Wondering, Bounty Hunting, Heavy Lifting, Advice, A Warm Meal, Simple Ideas and Occasional Usage of Big Words.


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