AAF INSIGHTS Aaron James Draplin

Event on: 2017-March 10th 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

AAF INSIGHTS Aaron James Draplin

AAF:CR-IC and NewBoCo/Iowa Startup Accelerator present the rousing Aaron Draplin of Draplin Design Co, Portland, OR


Friday, March 10
3 PM meet and greet
4 PM presentation followed by Q&A

Geonetric Building, Catalyst Café
415 12th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids


AAF and NewBoCo members: $25
Non members: $35

(Registration Includes meet and greet, presentation, Q&A and light refreshments)


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Aaron James Draplin


“Pretty Much Everything: The Whole Story Behind Our Book.”
Draplin Design Co. book

Draplin Design Co. book, “Draplin Design Co. Pretty Much Everything,” by Aaron James Draplin.

Hear Draplin talk about what it took to get his first book published in 2016 in his distinctive and engaging style. You’ll also learn file management tips, layout shortcuts and other organizational tips and tricks that can be applied to the smallest of projects or that once-in-a-lifetime book project. Draplin will also share fun and interesting examples from his life and career, which includes work in Identity, Illustration and Print. Most notably, Draplin was the co-creator of Field Notes memo books.

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About Aaron Draplin

Located in the mighty Pacific Northwest, the Draplin Design Co. proudly rolls up its sleeves on a number of projects related to the Print, Identity and Illustration categories. We make stuff for Coal Headwear, Union Binding Co., Richmond Fontaine, Esquire, Nike, Wired, Dinosaur Jr, Timberline, Chunklet, Eaux Claires, Poler, Incase, Giro, Cobra Dogs, Jill Soloway, Sasquatch Music Festival, Rhett Miller, Old 97s, Nixon Watches, Patagonia, Target, Megafaun, Danava, Ford Motor Company, Woolrich and even the Obama Administration, if you can believe that. We’ve traveled the world telling our story, with 275 speaking fiascos under our belt and counting! We co-created Field Notes with our older brother Jim Coudal, and our memo books are sold in over 2,000 stores worldwide, with limited-edition special editions shipped quarterly to a booming subscriber list. Our first book titled “Pretty Much Everything” came out on May 17, 2016 on Abrams Books, which incredibly, is already in its third printing. We pride ourselves on a high level of craftsmanship and quality that keeps us up late into the wet Portland night.