This mid westerner is a juggernaut in the graphic design world who’s humble beginnings started with designing logo’s for the snowboard world for brands like Solid Snowboards, Grenade, Union, Coal, Nixon as well as laying out magazine’s like Snowboarder and Snowboard Mag. This week we talk graphic design, Applestorification, the power of logo’s, branding, immersing yourself into snowboard culture, working shitty jobs, using your mouse finger for good, logo’s with thick lines and so much more. Find out how a kid from the Mid West went from chasing the snowboard dream to becoming one of the most talked about graphic designers of our time on this weeks episode of The Bomb Hole!Special ThanksLiquid Death- https://liquiddeath.com/bombhole/Ten Barrel Pub Beer- https://10barrel.com/beer/pub-beer/ Bubs Naturals- https://www.bubsnaturals.com promo code bombhole for 20% Off!The Patreon Members, We would not do this without you!!- https://www.patreon.com/thebombhole Volcom- https://www.volcom.com post a good bail on instagram and #volcombombproof @thebombhole https://www.instagram.com/thebombhole/ @volcomsnow https://www.instagram.com/volcomsnow/ A Volcom rider will pick the best one each week and the winner will get a prize pack!!Brighton Resort- https://brightonresort.com InstagramAaron Draplin’s Instagram: @draplin https://www.instagram.com/Draplin/ @thebombhole: https://www.instagram.com/thebombhole... @Grendiesel : https://www.instagram.com/grendiesel/...@E_stone : https://www.instagram.com/e_stone/Hit Subscribe! Leave a comment, We love your feedback! If you like the show please leave us a review! It all helps us out a ton!!For all things Bomb Hole, go to : https://thebombhole.com/BOMB HOLE STORE: https://thebombhole.com/collections/allWatch the episode on YouTube- https://youtu.be/EjsCfWIcH9IJoin The Bomb Squad on our Patreon page! Props to all of our Patreon members for the support. We could not make these episodes happen without your help! Patreon members get the chance to ask guests questions and find out who we will be interviewing before anyone else. They also receive Bomb Hole merch and a custom Bomb Squad sticker!!! Find out more at https://www.patreon.com/thebombholeShow Notes-Union Bindings Draplin | http://www.draplin.com/1998/01/union_binding_co.htmlCoal Draplin | http://www.draplin.com/1998/01/coal_headwear.htmlAdobe Max Speaker Aaron Draplin | https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=10151586225505803Adobe Max Oct 26-26 | https://max.adobe.comMagical Go-Go Wax | https://magicalgogo.bigcartel.comAaron Draplin Grenade | http://www.draplin.com/1998/01/grenade_gloves.htmlDraplin Field Notes | http://www.draplin.com/1998/01/field_notes_brand_memo_books.htmlField Notes | https://fieldnotesbrand.com/from-seedDraplin Merch | http://www.draplin.com/merch/Draplin Design Co.: Pretty Much Everything | https://www.amazon.com/Draplin-Design-Co-Pretty-Everything/dp/1419720171Snowboard Mag | https://snowboardmag.comSlush Magazine | https://slushthemagazine.comOcelot | https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/facts/ocelotThe Hard Hungry And The Homeless | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gp_083vQ2lEHot Dog The Movie | https://vimeo.com/20804776$35 Nike Logo | https://creativemarket.com/blog/the-35-nike-logo-and-the-woman-who-designed-itThanks for listening!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thebombhole)
Our Pal AARON DRAPLIN is on the Pod this week and he needs no introduction!This colossal episode of Pentool Pals is packed with insight into the world of Graphic Design told only the way the King of Logo making knows how, with crazy stories & lots of laughs!.@Colefdesign & @Canvas_Cam had such a great time talking to Aaron and we hope you enjoy this episode!.DM us to get involved & comment who you’d like to see on our next episode!.To show that you’re a #PalofthePod, share this video, and comment what you’d like to hear us chat about next! 👂🏼
From designing for his buddies to speaking at events all over the world, Aaron’s been riding the freelance wave for more than two decades now, and it’s going well.With speaking gigs, his ‘Big Three’ retainers, a stream of other freelance work, his own merch shop and the thriving product business he co-founded, Aaron’s got a lot on his plate. There wasn't a lot of balance, but he was determined to get ahead and win his freedom.Aaron talks to Steve about how he got there, how he keeps it together and what he’s learned along the way. This episode is sponsored by the very first Being Freelance course!Steve’s rolled up everything he’s learnt from over 6 years of conversations with more than 240 freelancers.There’s no ‘one way’ to be a successful freelancer, but this course will help you avoid the many mistakes that most of us make. Learn from our experiences.Find out more about the course. Looking to learn from and connect with other freelancers? Check out the website beingfreelance.com, and be part of the Being Freelance Community!You'll also find useful links for this episode. That's beingfreelance.comLike VIDEO? - Check out the Being Freelance vlog - YouTube.com/SteveFolland
Welcome to episode #11 of the SCHS Visual Arts Podcast! We talk to graphic designer and all-around fun creative guy Aaron Draplin about letting your "life" become your "job," finding supportive people around you as an artist, and Blue Light Specials™! He just likes to have a good time and create things he wants to create, and he shared a lot of wisdom from his years of experience.Thank you so much to Aaron for chatting with us! Please check his work out on Instagram @draplin or online at draplin.com.----------Intro music by Tucker WebbOther background music is "Backdrop" by Blanket Music
In this episode of the Jesse Nyberg Podcast, I sat down with my graphic design hero AARON DRAPLIN from Draplin Design Company. I am so honored to be able to share the screen with a legend like himself. If you are living under a rock, Aaron Draplin is a talented designer who has done countless Logos, gig posters, and much more. He also is the creator of the best graphic design notebooks: Field Notes. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this episode, we chat about Designing logos for all applications, honing your craft as a designer, and basic differences in design between generations.
Aaron Draplin: Draplin Design Co. – Having fun and helping underdogs win
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Highlights from the conversation:I like the idea that a couple moves from me help fuck with the people who had 100 moves to makeMan, I'm just going to have fun with this. I'm not going to worry about what is and isn't the right thing to you know, to get me into the cool room. I'm just gonna do itIf you're just starting out, it's about knowing how to play the deck of cards, when to play them, how to enjoy them, and how to make this stuff funYou look at a brand, you want to trust it, and you want to believe in it. And you don't want them to let you down. If they make lots of profit, a little profit, I don't really care. This helps me make my life better.Brands can just be decent humans, and companies can be decent humans and they can just treat humans the way they want to be treated. That makes for a better world, a better experience, more loyal customers, and, in the long run, more moneySlow and steady wins the race, and also feeds the soul More about Aaron Bred from the loins of the proud Midwest, this little fucker was squeezed out in Detroit, in the year 1973 to the proud parents of Jim and Lauren Draplin. Growing up on a steady stream of Lego, Star Wars, family trips, little sisters, summer beach fun, stitches, fall foliage, drawing, skateboarding and snowboarding, at 19 he moved west to Bend, Oregon to hit jumps “Out West.” His career started with a snowboard graphic for Solid snowboards and took off like wildfire soon after.In April 2000, much to the chagrin of his proud Midwestern roots, he accepted an ill-fated art director position with SNOWBOARDER magazine. He won “Art Director of the Year” for Primedia 2000, beating out such titles as Gun Dog, Cat Fancy and Teen. No other awards were bestowed in this period, and like he gives a rat’s ass.Thankfully, in April 2002, the Cinco Design Office of Portland, Oregon called up and offered a Senior Designer gig which he instantly accepted and rolled up his sleeves to work on the Gravis, Helly Hansen and Nixon accounts.The Draplin Design Co. finally stepped out on its own four hairy feet in the fall of 2004. All these years, he’s proud to report that he’s managed to “keep everything out of the red.” He rolls up his sleeves for Coal Headwear, Cobra Dogs, Nixon Watches, Bernie Sanders, Patagonia, Target, Chris Stapleton, NASA/JPL, John Hodgman, Ford Motor Company, Woolrich and even the Obama Administration, if you can believe that.He’s been fiercely independent since 2004, and isn’t going back anytime soon. He lives and works out of a backyard shop in an undisclosed location on the mean streets of Portland, Oregon.Find Aaron here:Website | LinkedInShow notesPeople:AOCCompanies and organisations:Cobra DogsField NotesTimexCoal HeadwearUnion BindingTargetWalmart How can you help?There are four ways you can help us out.Give us your thoughts. Rate the podcast and leave a comment.Share this as far and wide as you can - tell your friends, family and colleagues about us (caveat: if you own a family business, these may all be the same people)Tell us how we can create a better podcast - tell us what you liked, didn’t like, or what you’d like to hear more (or less) ofTell us who you’d like to hear on the podcast. Suggest someone that you think we should interview. One More Question is a podcast by Nicework, a purpose-driven company helping people who want to make a dent in the world by building brands people give a shit about.One of the things we do best is ask our clients the right questions. This podcast came about because we want to share some of the best answers we have heard over the last 13 years. We talk to significant creators, experts and communicators we encounter and share useful insights, inspiration, and facts that make us stop and take note as we go about our work.Hosted by our founder Ross Drakes.Subscribe iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google PodcastsMusic by: @dcuttermusic / http://www.davidcuttermusic.com
Buckle up for a fantastic interview! Our conversation with Aaron Draplin is here after years in the making. It's a conversation about changing priorities and refocusing on what really matters. Aaron talks about some of the challenges he's faced over the last few months and how that's led to some newfound perspective as he continually takes on meaningful endeavors. This was a complete blast to record. Special thanks to Aaron for taking the time to record while traveling cross country. Also, a big shout out to Julie Luster at Adobe for making this happen.