Tuesday 27th September 2022

Designer Aaron Draplin to Speak at UNI

Who is Aaron Draplin?

Aaron Draplin is the hardest working man in graphic design. His prolific body of work is a stunning visual compendium of all that is vibrant and alive in American graphic design. His design firm, the Draplin Design Company (DDC) designs and produces a range of fabulous merchandise in addition to their prolific portfolio of client work.

The great news for UNI students is that Aaron Draplin will be on campus this week to deliver a public lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the Kamerick Art Building (KAB 111). The talk is part of the Maryl Norton Hearst Lecture Series and is free and open to the public.

Three reasons why you should attend Aaron Draplin’s talk

3. You’ll get inspired
Draplin is inspired by every state he visits – and his enthusiasm for visual culture is infectious. If you’re in a creative rut – refresh your inner muse at the wellspring of the DDC. He always has a great merch table with DDC designs and products (like Field Notes notebooks).

2. He’s Awesome
Draplin tells it like it is – you’ll be emboldened by his ideas (and his typefaces). He’s funny, entertaining, and curses like a sailor. Not your typical lecture, to be sure.

1. He’ll sign your copy of his gorgeous new book!
His new book came out last year and not only is it chock full of Draplin’s wonderful designs, ideas, and photos – but it’s absolutely beautifully designed.

Event Details

WHAT: Aaron Draplin public lecture
WHEN: 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2017
WHERE: Kamerick Art Building (KAB 111) at the University of Northern Iowa

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About The Author

Matthew Wilson is an Instructor in Marketing at the University of Northern Iowa. Matthew teaches courses in Digital Advertising, Advertising Campaign Development, and Experiential Marketing. He is passionate about the Interactive Digital Studies program at UNI and is also the faculty advisor for AAF-UNI, the college chapter of the American Advertising Federation. Matthew is a creative director with 18 years of experience working in advertising, interactive design, video production and experience design.