Dave DeCastris

Executive Creative Director, Artist, and Dada

First born American and the son of hard-working parents.  Paved this hybrid creative path as early as birth; and it led to becoming a Bradley University grad, majoring in Design.  Moving home afterwards to discover an overwhelming lack of opportunities for Creative Class professionals shellshocked me at a young age.  I quickly learned how to make my own opportunities, earning stripes inside of corporate wallflower environments and incestuous agencies.  Along the way I became a one-man brand 360° marketing services agency for businesses and the artists’ artist to collaborators.  Artists, designers, photographers, developers, writers, podcasters, musicians, producers, actors, filmmakers—all creative professionals—entrust ideas to me to lead; to participate; to create.  Take a read through testimonials by collaborators.  This working-class ethos led to launching an artist brand vessel for myself in 2004:  Andy Whorehall.  It represents a diverse skillset that day-to-day responsibilities don’t allow the time or target audience for.  I continue to utilize the nom de plume to direct national artists, as well as for publishing mixed-media work; books, film, music, and fine art.  Ultimately, I use the AW vessel to remain feral.  I’m asked often how I find the time to lead diverse, productive outlets, and the answer is simple:  I’m not like everyone else, but I struggle for time like everyone else.  What I do with the time available is a part of a learning and creating process that I worked hard to establish many decades ago. A deep dive into this site to see the work and collaborators reveals why the words contained within this bio summary implies a refusal to be pigeonholed by one-dimensional experiences and labels.  Life is too short to be pigeonholed by other people, industries, job titles, politics, religion and superficial possessions.  Leading diverse paths in business and the arts while helping companies and peers achieve goals is an ongoing highlight that I continue to invest great time and care into.  Peer testimonials—and a body of work—says the rest for me.

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

Thank you and have a nice day on the internet,

dD

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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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