I'm an author, artist, designer, musician, educator, and communicator with extensive experience in print media. I've headed up newspapers, published an armful of my own books, and facilitated hundreds of other books and creative projects.
I specialize in all aspects of book design and production: writing, editing, illustration, cover design, interior design and layout, and the practicalities of self-publishing. Whatever your visual or literary needs, I'm here to guide you through the creative process.
To learn more about my creative endeavors, check out my portfolio below. Artistically, I work in a variety of media—both traditional and digital—and am proficient in wide range of styles. I'd love to work with you and your budget to co-create something incredible!
Having worked in publishing for over a decade, I recognize Darrin as an exceptional graphic artist. His work is stunning and innovative, beautifully detailed, and his creative depths and capabilities have always impressed — not just me, but the number of people I have referred to him over the years.
~ Brian Wheeler, PhD, Freelance Writer and Editor
Darrin is an immensely talented artist and astute graphic designer. He was able to translate my poorly-worded concept into reality. I love my logo! Darrin was quick to help me get his work into a variety of formats I needed for marketing. I highly recommend working with Darrin!
~ Rebecca McAllister, FNP-BC owner and provider at Connected Wellness Clinic, LLC
Darrin is an outstanding graphic designer. I’m very pleased with the cover art and interior design that he created for my two young adult novels, Frankie’s Fantastic Piano and The Time Gambler. I highly recommend his work!
~ BT Brunelle, Award-winning Author and Songwriter
Darrin has produced excellent graphics for one of my books and creative made-to-order images for some of my lectures. He understood exactly what I needed and produced fine quality renderings of what I was hoping for. Along with his exceptional and versatile smarts, Darrin is a delight to work with. It's rare to find someone so competent and gifted that you can also count on so implicitly. Highly recommended!
~Sean Kelly, PhD
I came to Darrin with a book in Microsoft Word format and I needed to turn it into a book but I had no idea how to do it. He sat with it and did his wizard work in record time and turned my doc into a beautiful book that is now on Amazon! I highly recommend him! He is quick, honest, authentic, and talented.
~ Dr. Ashanna Sevin, Author of A Beautiful Spiral
Darrin was able to help me hone the vision for the cover of both of my books quickly and artfully. His knowledge in the realm of self-publishing was immensely helpful for me. Highly recommended!
~ Candice Dawn, Author of Reclaiming Eros: A Heroine's Journey
Darrin has has both wowed me with his musical, design, writing, & graphic design skills, and has provided art design and layout for my band, Elsinore, on multiple occasions. I own most of his books and support him in anyway I can because I think his artistic vision comes from a place of love and appreciation for the greater good of humanity.
~ Ryan Groff, Musician/Studio Owner, elsinoremusic.org
Darrin approaches each project with a highly discerning blend of wit and whimsy, intellectual and emotional intelligence, maintained with seriousness of purpose and a commitment to detail-oriented craft.
~ Joshua Halpern, Metamorphosis Ecologist, ecocourageous.com
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403 Peregrine Ln, Soquel, California 95073, United States
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