Dave DeCastris is an executive creative director by day and professional artist by birth.

He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Design and Fine Arts from Bradley University (1996).  His hybrid career path includes leading creative brand services for diverse industries, blue-chip companies, boutique startups and nonprofits (click here to review).  DeCastris is an in-demand contract creative director, influencer/disruptor, and collaborative artist with a prolific mixed media body of work produced under the brand moniker, Andy Whorehall (est. 2004).  He is the author of two books—Believe: By RKFDNews” (2014), and “I Mash Potatoes of My Face, What You Do Today?” (2015).  Available anywhere you buy books (Amazon, Barnes, indies), but cheaper through his online storeDeCastris, as Andy Whorehall, was the Creative Director, Brand Influencer, and Producer for Sock Monkey Sound (2009-2014) and Songs About Stuff and Things (2010-2013), two grassroots podcast productions.  Sock Monkey Sound was named a top 10 National music and culture podcast by USA Today (2011) and Paste Magazine (2012).  DeCastris is also known to spend his time composing, recording, and publishing songs under additional independent monikers; Donkey Boy USA (1996 – 2011) and Silent Kit (2011-Present).   Producing mixed media artwork for gallery shows and events he’s invited to participate in fills in loose ends on the calendar.  Dave spends time away from everything with his family, loves music, food, books, and healthy doses of solitude to learn and create.  He despises fried chicken and social gatherings unless pasta or pizza is included.  He resides and produces work for a national roster of contracted businesses and artists from within a violent northern Illinois region called Rockford, safely surrounded by a wife, son, and pit bull.

Are you a silly goose? Talk to Dave.

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