Dave DeCastris  |  Executive Creative Director By Day, Artist and Nap Enthusiast By Birth

Midwest based executive, art director, designer, multidisciplinary artist and one-man brand marketing agency machine.  I’m a graduate of Bradley University (1996) with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Design and Fine Arts.  Commenced this career path designing for corporate Fortune 100 blue-chip brands (click here for clientele) before successfully venturing through estranged career titles allowing employers to pay less to manage additional roles within the wild west environments of smaller agencies.  Launched my home studio/business in mid-2004 as a contract director/consultant specializing in leading 360° brand marketing direction, development, strategies and goals for diverse industries, national and regional clientele.  Years working for myself while leading independent teams per contracted campaigns eventually led to accepting an offer from a northern IL product developer to become its Executive Creative Director (2013 to present).

A genuine refusal to abandon my natural fine arts roots influenced founding the Andy Whorehall brand/moniker in 2004.  It allows me to artistically wander off of the financially-conservative, pigeon-holed paths that most professional creatives end up on.  The nom de plume established me as an influencer in the evolving symbiosis of design and music; a moonlighting outlet that continues to create work/life relationships with inspirational thinkers, makers, musicians, writers, boutique businesses and non-profits in need of help.

Books, music, and mixed-media art can be found online (google search, or dig through this site).  I’m open to new opportunities, locations, and random conversations—but a warning:  If you’re easily offended by unmerciful honesty, don’t waste our time—I’ll happily play along!

Thanks in advance and have a nice day on the internet,

dD

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