Jul 11, 2019

We’re excited to welcome our newest graphic designer to the Origo team. As a Columbus College of Art & Design graduate with a BFA in Advertising & Graphic Design, Derek has spent his time post-graduation using his design and illustration chops to impact brands and make a difference.

He began his journey on the west coast in California, developing his digital skills in the form of responsive websites, email campaigns and social media content for some of the largest wine brands in the country. After visiting the Pacific Northwest, Derek fell in love with the area. He joined the creative team at an organization in Portland, Oregon that develops special-needs curriculums – helping children with autism gain the skills needed to succeed in life. Once his contract ended, Derek decided to come back to Ohio to bring his conceptual thinking and fresh perspective to the heartland. He has become an integral part of our design team at Origo.

Get to know a bit more about Derek; here are some fun facts:

Where Are You From:

Shadyside, Ohio


Work ethic, Illustration, Collaboration, Problem-solving


Illustration, Craft beer, coffee, traveling, breakfast food, music

Your Tagline:

“Balancing humor and hard work, with a side of hashbrowns.”

Life Philosophy:

Take time to slow down and be present.

Favorite Quote:

“Vulnerability is not knowing victory or defeat, it’s understanding the necessity of both; it’s engaging. It’s being all in.” – Brené Brown


Aaron Draplin

Something Fun About You:

I once drove from Northern California all the way to Portland, Oregon (13hrs). It was long, breathtaking and quite the adventure.

If you have any questions about our creative capabilities, feel free to email us at solutions@origobranding.com.