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Aaron Draplin

Aaron Draplin

American graphic designer
Aaron Draplin
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Quick Facts

Intro American graphic designer
Is Designer Artist Graphic designer
From United States of America
Type Arts Creativity
Gender male
Birth 15 October 1973, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Age 47 years
Star sign Libra
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Aaron James Draplin (born October 15, 1973) is an American graphic designer, author and entrepreneur based in Portland, Oregon.

Early life

Aaron Draplin was born in Detroit, Michigan on October 15, 1973 to parents Jim and Lauren Draplin. At 17, Draplin started his associate degree at Northwestern Michigan College; he graduated in 1993. At 19 he moved to Bend, Oregon to pursue his career in graphic design. After five years, he moved to Minneapolis to finish his design degree at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, graduating in 2000.

Career

He started his career with a snowboard graphic for Solid Snowboards. In April 2000, he accepted an art director position at SNOWBOARDER magazine. He won Art Director of the Year for Primedia 2000. In 2002, he became a senior designer at Cinco Design Office of Portland. His clients have included Nike, Burton Snowboards, Esquire, Red Wing, Ford Motor Company and the Obama Administration.

Draplin has been featured on TED Talks and talks at Google. In 2019 he designed the Star Ribbon, a US postal stamp. Draplin is the co-founder of and designer for the Field Notes brand. Draplin started his own firm, the Draplin Design Company.

Awards

  • Art Director of the Year, Snowboarder Magazine, EMAP Publishing, Los Angeles, California, Spring 2001

Publications

  • Pretty Much Everything, (2016) Abrams Books ISBN 9781419720178, is a mid-career survey that includes his work—posters, record covers and logos.
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 18 Jul 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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https://www.idsnews.com/article/2016/12/graphic-designer-came-to-iu-as-last-minute-addition-to-book-tour
https://mcad.edu/alumni-careers/aaron-james-draplin
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http://thegreatdiscontent.com/interview/aaron-draplin
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https://trydesignlab.com/blog/7-must-see-ted-talks-designers-design/
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