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The Right Way with Aaron Draplin
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Aaron Draplin – Legendary designer, CEO and Founder of Draplin Design Company and Co-Founder of Field Notes.

Right Way Signs of Chicago is proud to present The Right Way with Aaron Draplin on June 14th and 15th.

Draplin Design Workshop
Friday, June 14th, 2019
Fun badge / sticker design for Right Way Signs of Chicago by Aaron Draplin.

This workshop is closed to the public. Right Way Signs clients can inquire about attending this workshop by emailing [email protected]

Draplin Design Workshop
Saturday, June 15th, 2019
10:00am – 2:00pm

Cost: $75

Attendees of this 4 hour workshop will have the opportunity to watch Draplin go through his process of designing a logo/design from scratch and how he develops his inspiration. Throughout the process you will get to hear tips, tricks, stories from the man himself. Laptops, Field Notes and pencil (we will supply a pencil sharpener) are encouraged but not required.

Anyone from a creative director to a graphic designer, from a CEO of a Fortune 500 company to a small business owner, from, well frankly anyone that is interested in a fun filled 4 hours of great design and great conversation is encouraged to attend.

The Right Way: A Creative Discussion on Design, Business and Everything Else
Saturday, June 15th
5:00pm-6:00pm: Meet & Greet Reception
6:00pm – 8:30pm: Discussion with Draplin

Cost: $30

Come for a fun evening of creative discussion with Aaron Draplin where he will discuss design, business, war stories and anything else that comes up.


Located in the mighty Pacific Northwest, Aaron James Draplin of the Draplin Design Co. proudly rolls up his sleeves on a number of projects related to the Print, Identity and Illustration categories. He makes stuff for Coal Headwear, Union Binding Co., Richmond Fontaine, Esquire, Nike, Wired, Dinosaur Jr, Timberline lodge, Chunklet, Eaux Claires Music Festival, Poler, Incase, Sub Pop, Cobra Dogs, Jill Soloway, Sasquatch Music Festival, Fender Guitars, Rhett Miller, Old 97s, Nixon Watches, Patagonia, Target, John Hodgman, Chris Stapleton, NASA/JPL, Ford Motor Company, Woolrich and even the Obama Administration, if you can believe that.

He’s traveled the world telling his story, with over 375 speaking fiascos under his belt and counting! He co-created Field Notes with Jim Coudal, and their memo books are sold in over 2,500 stores worldwide, with limited-edition special editions shipped quarterly to a booming subscriber list. His first book titled Pretty Much Everything came out on May 17, 2016 on Abrams Books, which incredibly, is in its seventh printing. He prides himself on a high level of craftsmanship and quality that keeps him up late into the wet Portland night.

DDC Proud List of Services: Graphic Design, Illustration, Friendship, Clipping Pathery, Garying, Jokes/Laughter, Campfire Strummin’, Gocco Dynamics, Road Trip Navigation, Trust, Guitar Tuning, Gen’l Conversation, Culture Critique, Existential Wondering, Color Correcting, Bounty Hunting, Heavy Lifting, Advice, A Warm Meal, Simple Ideas and Occasional Usage of Big Words.

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