Dave DeCastris

Executive Creative Director, Artist, Dad, Peasant

Established as a one-man brand marketing services agency for businesses, and to collaborators I am the artists’ artist.  I‘m a graduate of Bradley University, majoring in Design.  Paved a hybrid career path soon after relocating back to my hometown (Rockford, IL) 25 years ago to discover an overwhelming lack of opportunities for creative professionals.  I learned how to make my own pretty quick.  This ethos led to nurturing, launching and establishing a disruptive brand vessel that could rise above and succeed without being trapped by regional socioeconomic factors—Andy Whorehall.

I continue to utilize the nom de plume to influence and direct national artists, as well as for publishing mixed-media work; books, film, music, fine art—never a dull moment.  The moniker frees me from responsibilities managed as a husband, dad, and Executive Creative Director by day where I plan, develop, and lead 360° multi-channel brand marketing campaign projects for a northern Illinois product developer.

It’s a dichotomy of sorts, but leading diverse paths in business and the arts while helping companies and peers achieve goals is an ongoing highlight that I invest great time and care in.   Peer testimonials and a body of work says everything else best.

How about you?  Talk to me—I welcome abnormal conversations. 

Thank you and have a nice day on the internet,

dD

One person with two hands and one brain who offers the same 360° brand services as a full servicing marketing agency. Take a review below of my services + skills. Availability is dependent on three major factors: Your budget and time, and my time. I look forward to meeting if the aforementioned factors are understood!

Global Brand Services

Creative Direction

  • Branding and Rebrand Leader
  • Lead Influencer for Company, Product, and Services with Business and Creative Decision Making
  • Marketing Direction
  • Team and Department Liaison
  • Creative Vision
  • Strategy to Execution
  • Art Direction
  • Design and Development
  • Collaboration
  • Mentor and Manager
  • Contracting
  • Budgets
  • Client Account Management
  • Ideation and Presentation

Marketing Services

  • 360° Brand Marketing Direction
  • Digital Marketing
  • Inbound Marketing
  • Online Advertising
  • Content Development
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Crowdsourcing Marketing
  • Email Marketing
  • SEM / SEO Campaign Marketing
  • Campaign Analytics and Reports
  • Hubspot Marketing Pro Certified
  • Hubspot Inbound Sales Pro Certified
  • Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator

Web + Online Services

  • Design and Development
  • Responsive Design
  • Frontend and Backend Development; Wordpress, CSS, PHP, MySQL, HTML5 etc.
  • CMS Development
  • Domain, Email, and Site Hosting Services + Management
  • Cloud Architecture, Archiving and Services
  • Ecommerce: Development, Integration, Security, Credit Merchant, Supply Logistics, Management

Business Operations

  • Growth Planning + Strategies
  • Small Business Development
  • Network Communications + Logistics
  • I.T. Support, Software + Hardware
  • Employees / Team Management
  • Daily Operations and Supervision
  • Client, Contractors, and Vendor Communications

Print Design

  • Logos
  • Brochures
  • Stationary
  • Business Cards
  • Catalogs
  • Signage
  • Vehicle Wraps
  • Ads—Magazine and Newspaper
  • Books
  • Annual Reports
  • Forms
  • Planners, Calendars, Reports

Product Design + Development + Launch

  • Vinyl Packaging Design + Production + Distribution
  • CD Packaging Design + Production + Distribution
  • General Product Design + Packaging + Production + Distribution
  • Industrial Product Development + Testing + Production + Distribution
  • Industrial Product—UN Certification Process
  • Patented Product Process

Merchandise Design + Production

  • Shirts
  • Sweaters
  • Undies
  • Hats
  • Socks
  • Stickers
  • Canvas Prints
  • Books
  • Music
  • Random chaos and whatever your heart desires to produce

Publishing

  • Copywriting + Editing
  • Design + Layout
  • Self-Publishing
  • ISBN Services
  • Print Production
  • Retail Distribution

Audio + Video

  • 🎧 Composition, Demo Sampling
  • 🎧 Recording Production and Engineering
  • 🎧 Post-production and Editing
  • 🎧 Mixing for Physical and Digital Distribution
  • 🎧 Mastering for Physical and Digital Distribution
  • 🎧 Podcast Production, Scripting, Recording
  • 🎧 Podcast Distribution and Streaming
  • 📹 Pre-production Digital Storyboarding
  • 📹 Location Scouting, Rentals, Props, Models
  • 📹 On-set Art Direction
  • 📹 Post-production Editing
  • 📹 File Conversions, Transfers, and Digital Distribution
  • 📹 Hosting and Streaming Services

Creative, Mixed Media, Commercial and Fine Arts Services

Illustration

  • Graphites
  • Technical Inks
  • Watercolor
  • Portraits
  • Technical:  Product and Engineer Specs
  • Children's Art
  • Custom Requests… Anything

Painting

  • Acrylic
  • Oil
  • India Ink Washes
  • Watercolor
  • Mixed-media

Photography

  • Film
  • Digital
  • Event, Products, People, Places
  • Photo Books
  • Canvas Wrapped Reproductions

Music

  • Songs: Writing + Recording
  • Production, Editing + Mixing
  • Physical + Digital Reproduction for Distribution

Words

  • Books: Writing and Publishing
  • Digital: Blog Articles
  • Interviews

Mixed Media

  • Organic + Digital Compositions
  • Archival Ink Reproductions
  • Silhouette Reproductions
  • 2D + 3D Renderings
  • Prop+ Set Design
  • Photo Manipulation

Need to request a consultation, estimate, or ask me anything?  Please visit my Contact page by clicking here.  Fill out the form and I’ll personally reply within 24 to 48 hours.