Join AIGA Nashville July 14th at 6:30pm as we continue our summer speaker series with Illustrator, Derrick Castle! Derrick will be discussing his experience in launching his personal brand "Strawcastle," his passion for hand-crafted art and design, and building a steady client base as a freelance illustrator.
The talk will be held in The Vault at ST8MNT, located in their beautiful new studio space at 822 3rd Ave. S. Tickets are free for members and $10 for non-members, but seating is limited! Be sure to RSVP today to save your seat! Light snacks and beverages will be provided by AIGA Nashville. There will also be Q&A after the presentation.
About the Speaker
Derrick is a graphic/web designer working at HCA in Nashville, TN. Although he has built a career in the Healthcare technology space, he felt there was some creative energy untapped. For years, Derrick has been developing his own unique vision in the design community, experimenting with a variety of methods for creating reproducible art and design. His favorite, he found, is block printing, a primitive form of relief printing where an image is hand-carved into a material such as wood or linoleum, then coated with a thin layer of ink, and pressed to paper stock or textiles to create the relief print.
“The hand-crafted nature of block printing, with all its imperfections, gives each print so much character,” says Derrick. “People want products created by artisans, not cheap, mass-produced designs. The booming popularity of the craft beer and distilling movement as well as local crafts and artists prove that people are drawn to products made with passion and care. That’s why I believe my style of design resonates with people.”
Derrick’s unique designs can be seen on many products and brands. Derrick has worked with a wide range of clients including NIKE, Harley Davidson, Miller Highlife, Under Armour, Men’s Health Magazine, Landyachtz, Affliction, The Secret Artists Collective, and merch companies Live Nation and Uprising Creative, who represent most of the top acts in the music industry.
Click here to see some of Derrick's work.