Aaron Draplin is the founder and mastermind behind the work and creative direction of Draplin Design Co., headquartered in Portland, Oregon. He is a man of contradictions: at times irreverent and humorous, yet unwaveringly respectful about his family, work, and friends. In addition to being a man of contradictions, he is a talented designer who uses his passion for found objects, art, and observation to create clean, clear visual designs.
Draplin brings his "Tall Tales from a Large Man" to Adobe MAX 2013 in Los Angeles. He'll share his loves, his hates, and many other tall tales in his inimitable style.
We had the chance to join Draplin in Portland, where he took us to see some of his favorite local "wicked ass" signs. Watch this video to get to know Draplin a little better and see what inspires him.