Darren Cools

Illustrator, designer, daydreamer.

I found graphic design through my love of drawing, and I still believe in the warmth and power of pencil, ink, and paper.

I draw for myself, my friends, and for clients—and sketching remains an integral part of my design process.


As a creative director I design and consult across multiple disciplines and teams to bring print, digital, and installation solutions to life.

Current and past clients include:

Portland Art Museum, Oregon Metro, JLA Public Involvement, Daimler Trucks North America, Archdiocese of Portland, Funnelbox, Nitya Wakhlu Innovations, SELF, Pop Art, Adidas, CLEAResult, Oregon Film, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, Round Hill Pacific, Portland Bureau of Planning & Sustainability, Washington County, City of Tigard, Multnomah County DCHS, Coraggio Group, Converse, World Wildlife Foundation, Intel, Context Partners, Parr Lumber

For a selection of my client work, visit my Behance page » 


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