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BIO

 

A BIT ABOUT ME

 

The early days:

Upon landing a job with a company that produced Yardage Books for Golf Courses, my brother had introduced me to...I was thrown into the world of golf graphically speaking. But to back way up...

 

My start in golf began at Putt Putt. We spent our summers there. Or at least on Dollar Day where a kid could get his fill of miniature golf for a day. So little to say about  'my' golf game. My brother had that talent and went on to win city championships at Putt Putt golf and later to become a Golf pro. But enough about him. This is supposed to be my BIO.

 

Working in and with enough print shops to have a good handle on any print project that comes my way. I've been an accomplished designer within the graphic arts industry. And into today where the world of illustrating golf courses takes precedence.

 

 

Starting out

Always taking the art and photography classes

 

at Northrop High School, Fort Wayne, Indiana. I've always leaned toward graphic design even as a kid, drawing comic book headlines and characters.

 

 

I yearned for warmer climate

Upon finding a booklet on the "Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale"

 

in my senior year of high school, in my commercial art class I found the direction that appealed to my better sense of artistic inclinations. I decided to make the big move from home and parents to Florida where the lush greens awaited me. There I worked my way through print shops, varying freelance jobs and the hard knocks of a design studio or two.

 

 

Out of school

I found a design job that gave me the opportunity to get my hands into working with type, logo creation and application, as well as some illustration.

 

Taking an interest in Airbrushing, I entered a flea market on weekends and did a lot of freehand work on T-Shirts. Even worked on a couple different motorcycles. One of which was designed as a dragon from head to toe.

 

From there I moved toward the screen printing trade and learned the entire process, from design to finished product.

 

Then came my print design experiences freelancing and in print shops, designing (and working with customers) of pretty much anything that could be printed from Matchbook Covers to Billboards.

With the advent of the internet, it became important to be able to format files and sites for web page use.

 

Though I'm sure I'll never be a programmer, I gained understanding of html, and building sites with programs such as Dreamweaver and Muse. Optimizing files layouts for websites and for print.

 

So to get back to landing the job with the company that produced yardage books... namely 'Tour Golf'...

I was able to get my feet wet by helping design yardage books from...everywhere. Japan, Jamaica, Hawaii and all over America! This gave me a concrete foundation and confidence in helping supply our clientele golf courses with professional and accurate yardage books.

 

I found myself learning the nooks and crannies of all the great things Photoshop, layout and 3D programs have to offer as applied to providing quality work for Golf Courses.

 

I delved into the world of yardages and their importance to golf, not to mention the tagging of a sprinkler head or two on Greg Norman's Medalist, a beautiful course in Hobe Sound. This was my version of the world of golf. Off the tee successfully...

 

 

Always striving for better quality

in my designs and pleasing clients with my work (and relationship) is always priority.

 

Keeping up on the essential software (primarily from Adobe and Maxxon). Watching and studying a lot of online video training is right up there as well in my priority list. Thanks to Lynda.com, it just rocks!

 

 

My working hours are devoted to my clients and the fulfillment of their orders.

 

DR Design & Associates will provide the communication and customer service needed to complete your job!

 

I look forward to speaking with you and give you all I can to give you the focus needed on your next design project.

 

- Darren Robinson

 

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