Dave DeCastris

Executive Creative Director and Artist, a Bradley University grad (1996) majoring in Design.  To businesses I’m a one-man brand 360° marketing services agency; to collaborators, I’m the artists’ artist.  The author of two books, a mixed media artist, and a director/mentor for independent, national, recording artists.

Location is everything, and being based in Rockford (IL)—a region lacking opportunities—inspires me everyday to connect with creative class spirit animals who are across state and county lines.  Those who need and respect experienced creative direction find me regularly despite my midwest dislocation (thanks to the internet and word-of-mouth collaborators). 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 it best.

A diverse working-class ethos led to launching an artist-brand vessel, Andy Whorehall (2004 – Present). It represents a diverse skillset that day-to-day financial responsibilities don’t allow the freedoms for. The AW vessel allows me to remain creatively and independently feral amongst a majority of the human population that is socially conditioned to conform to herd-like idealisms and behaviors. A deep dive into this site to see the work and collaborators reveals why these abbreviated words contained within this bio implies a refusal to be pigeonholed by one-dimensional life/work experiences and job title labels—life is too short to be pigeonholed.

Thank you and have a nice day on the internet,

dD


PS:  How are you?  What’s your deal—why are you on my site?  Talk to me—I prefer abnormal conversations.

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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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