• Marco SousaMarco Sousa, 6 years ago

    Yet another epic video. Truly inspiring stuff. I love how he takes all pretentiousness off of design and makes it all about real people and real problems.

    29 points
  • Sacha GreifSacha Greif, 6 years ago

    A lot of us do basically the same job, but not many can make it as engaging and approachable as he does.

    This is the video you want to show next time someone asks you what it is you do exactly…

    12 points
  • Joel CalifaJoel Califa, 6 years ago

    By far my favorite thing in this is the phrase

    Something is starting to happen

    10 points
  • John McDowallJohn McDowall, 6 years ago

    He also has a Skillshare course which is longer and awesomer.


    8 points
  • Taylor LapeyreTaylor Lapeyre, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

    That product placement though.

    That's the magic of pen on paper. pen on Field Notes. $9.95 for three.

    8 points
  • M. AppelmanM. Appelman, 6 years ago

    Automatic upvote for Draplin. That guy rules pretty hard.

    8 points
  • Marcus H, 6 years ago

    I watched that video yesterday, I've been learning design to make web ui's for a few months but that just made me want to learn more about logo design. The swiftness and sheer number of idea's he knocks out in those few minutes are awe-inspiring.

    7 points
    • Joseph BarrientosJoseph Barrientos, 6 years ago

      probably the only reason I am proud to have gone to school (until I dropped out) was because I learned to do visual design and brand identity.

      we explore with interfaces and experiences in the UX world but creating an emotion, a response from a logo, or from visual identity is something that just always keeps me interested in one day exploring that and inspires me to try to do the same in my own field.

      maybe one day when I go freelance i'll do more of it :)

      0 points
  • Art VandelayArt Vandelay, 6 years ago

    "In the corner of a stupid Instagram"

    Fuck. I love this guy.

    6 points
  • Zach ⑊, 6 years ago

    A true craftsman. Makes the process look deceptively simple.

    Loved the illustrator flow. Could watch this kind of thing for days.

    3 points
  • Charlie PrattCharlie Pratt, 6 years ago

    Love the Saul Bass book right there in frame, starin' at ya.

    3 points
  • Eric Foster, 6 years ago

    I've always wished that, among the dozens of channels of Real X's of Y, there was a Graphic Design channel. This guy would make a dynamite host. Great stuff!

    2 points
  • David HickoxDavid Hickox, 6 years ago

    What a fantastic human being.

    2 points
  • Razvan HRazvan H, 6 years ago

    Loved it. 0 bullshit.

    2 points
  • Christopher Reath, 6 years ago

    dang, action draplin at it again

    2 points
  • David KlawitterDavid Klawitter, 6 years ago

    So first of all I thought this was a great video. I hadn't heard of Aaron before but I'd certainly seen his work so it was great to see the face and process behind it.

    I've been interested in branding and identity books lately, especially ones like the two Kumayama so I decided to seek them out.

    4 days ago when I first saw these you could get them on Amazon for $99/ea. A day later one was ~$550 and the other ~$350. Yesterday they went up to $2,400 and $620. The only reason I can attribute to this is this video... am I nuts?


    1 point
    • Sam Solomon, 6 years ago

      Wow, that's probably true. I looked at these after the video and thought $99 was too steep. Guess I was wrong.

      0 points
  • Catalin CimpanuCatalin Cimpanu, 6 years ago

    Don't forget: http://humblepied.com/aaron-draplin/

    0 points
  • Tom WoodTom Wood, 6 years ago

    This is the first time I've ever wanted a feature on DN to "star" a story so I never lose this video or these comments.

    So incredibly awesome.

    0 points
  • Paulo PereiraPaulo Pereira, 6 years ago

    Draplin’s just a pleasure to watch and listen to.

    0 points
  • Brian Pensinger, 6 years ago

    he seems like a genuinly nice/happy guy. PS i can easily forgive him for this website http://draplin.com/

    0 points
  • James Young, 6 years ago

    One of the best bits of design advice/guidance I've seen for a long time. Great stuff.

    0 points
  • Mitch De CastroMitch De Castro, 6 years ago

    Found out about Aaron Draplin not too long ago. I was gonna post some of the Skillshare videos on here, but I guess I was beat to the punch.

    He's freakin' awesome. Keeps everything casual and fun.

    0 points
  • Jeff MartinJeff Martin, 6 years ago

    Jaw drops this is incredible. Inspiring stuff, thanks for sharing!

    0 points
  • Josh LeeJosh Lee, 6 years ago

    This is an awesome way to get into a designers head. Super cool.

    0 points
  • Maurice CherryMaurice Cherry, 6 years ago

    Wow. That was masterful. Draplin is the man, without a doubt!

    0 points
  • Catalin CimpanuCatalin Cimpanu, 6 years ago

    This guy is very engaging. Hearing Aaron talk makes me wanna go freelance RIGHT NOW.

    I guess I won't watch this video again and let my negativism win :D

    0 points