Dave DeCastris

Executive Creative Director, the artists’ artist, an influential mentor to creative class professionals.  Known to diverse industries, businesses, and collaborators as a one-man 360° brand marketing services agency.  I replace departments of one-dimensional executives and peasants.  Not something I’m proud of, but when you’re based in Rockford (IL) and the options to professionally survive are limited, eat or be eaten. Adaptability and acumen combined with a diverse creative intellect is reflected in the work by all those I collaborate with.

Blue-chip corporations and smaller agencies I’ve been contracted by includes Ace Hardware Corporation, Sony Music/RCA, Red Cross, Kaney Aerospace, Taylor Carrier and far too many more— review that list here.  Critically acclaimed artists that I’ve collaborated with includes: Cameron McGill, Richard Edwards, Cory Chisel, Emily Lind, Miles Nielsen, Rick Nielsen, Bun E. Carlos, Trapper Schoepp and many more— click here to troll through a full list with a entertaining testimonials.

I possess a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Design from Bradley University (1996); which also anchors another career path/foundation established as a working illustrator, painter, photographer, songwriter, and the author of two published books: Believe: RkfdNews“, and “I Mash Potatoes On My Face, What You Do Today?I don’t rest too long with one medium, always creating as time and the muse allows to do.  This midwest working-class action-first-words-last ethos led to launching Andy Whorehall (2004 – Present).  It represents an independent outlet for exercising artistic freedoms and channels for pushing new ideas to produce.

Based in Rockford (IL) with a wife and son, you can contact me for a laugh or b.s. advice.  Have an idea and don’t know how to bring it to life?  That’s where I’m at my best— but I prefer working with hustlers, thinkers doers, hands-on collaborators at this phase of my life and career.  Talkers and lazy time-wasters, extroverts (for the most part), with nothing to show for their words— please stay away.

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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

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