“Denny, don’t expect to get a job in the real world designing for rock bands and bikers. Those jobs do not exist, and if they do, you can’t make a living doing so.”
That was a quote from one of my college instructors during my last semester of school. Shortly after I graduated, I realized my instructor was wrong. I worked my ass off and landed a job in the music industry, working for rock bands. My second job was for Harley-Davidson, designing for bikers. Both of which, I currently still design for on a freelance basis.
Moral of this short story: I got a real job and made a real living designing for rock bands and bikers. I’ve been incredibly lucky to have had the opportunities to work with some amazing people and talent over the years.
Work hard. Be honest. Be humble. Be friendly. And most importantly, be yourself.
Green Day, lil Wayne, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Henry Rollins, Primus, Bullet For My Valentine, Harley-Davidson, Fireball Whisky and more.
Apparel designs as well as other marketing collateral have been sold world wide in top retailers such as Hot Topic, Spenser's, Target and Walmart.
Full Time/Contract Work with many record labels. Both major and independent. Print and web collateral, social media marketing, apparel, album concepts, video editing.
Social Media Marketing
Lead creative at a digital marketing agency for one of the top whiskey brands in the US. Created social media collateral while working with internal content development and paid media teams.
Full Time/Contract Work for national licensee clothing brands. Providing tour/retail exclusive items and full seasonal lines.
Designing isn't just my career, it's my passion. Raised by wonderful parents and always wanting to connect with like minded people.