Darren Cools

Creative director, illustrator, designer.

I have been drawing since I could talk (maybe even before that), and I still believe pencil, ink, and paper are the warmest medium for expressing ideas.

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

 
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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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Sea-Stump is a writing and illustration workshop for children’s picture books, designed for middle school students. The one-week program guides students in creating their own stories through creative writing and art/design instruction.

Read more about Sea-Stump »

 
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