Darren Cools

Illustration, graphic recording, design

Portland, OR, USA
I am an illustrator, graphic recorder and designer. I believe in the power of art and design, and in making things that are good for people.

Work Experience

Archdiocese Of Portland

Creative Director

Branding, design, strategy, web and print content
February 2017 - Present Portland, Oregon, United States

Clark College

Adjunct Professor

Graphic design instructor.
January 2017 - Vancouver, Washington, United States

Darren Cools

Illustrator, graphic recorder, designer

I am an independent artist and designer, with a focus on illustration and graphic recording. I also offer art direction, layout design (digital, mobile and print), UX design, branding, packaging, storyboarding, wireframing and conceptual development.
May 2010 - Present Portland, Oregon, United States

The New Group

Digital Designer

Art direction, UX, design (digital + print), illustration, infographics and social.
July 2012 - April 2015 Portland, Oregon, United States

Parr Lumber


October 2010 - July 2012 Portland, Oregon, United States

Thomas Aquinas College

Print designer

March 2008 - August 2009 Santa Paula, California, United States


Thomas Aquinas College

B. A. in Liberal Arts

Santa Paula, California, United States


Adobe CC, Art Direction, Branding, Design, Graphic Recording, Illustration, Print Design, Writing,