Dave DeCastris

Executive Creative Director, Artist, Dad — A Pasta, Soup, and Nap Enthusiast

Hands-on leader of 360° multichannel creative brand marketing strategies, campaigns, and media development for diverse industries and businesses, blue chips to start-up boutiques.  DeCastris is also an established artist, mentor, and art director to published musicians and writers — the artists’ artist — amassing a prolific body of work under the moniker, Andy Whorehall (2004 – Present).  Clientele and collaborators includes:  Ace Hardware Corporation, Sony Music/RCA, Red Cross, Taylor Carrier, Cameron McGill, Richard Edwards, Cory Chisel, Emily Lind, Trapper Schoepp and more.  Expansive campaigns and skill set evidenced by a multifaceted portfolio.  Published work includes: Believe: RkfdNews” (2014);  I Mash Potatoes On My Face, What You Do Today? (2015);  Lost In The Cracks:  The American Creative Class (2021). He is the creator/producer of two podcast series:  Songs About Stuff and Things Radio Hour (2011 – 2014), and Have a nice day on the internet! (2021 – Present).  DeCastris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Design from Bradley University (1996), and calls the Northern Illinois region his home base. Contact Dave for a laugh, unmerciful honesty, or for advice with how to prepare mean bowls of soups and pastas.


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