CL101: Environmental graphic designer Derek Friday on finding inspiration

Derek Friday

Derek Friday is a multi-displinary environmental graphic designer who originally trained as a traditional architect before transitioning into integrated branding and environmental graphic design. In 2007 he founded Finndustry, a graphic design and brand development company, based in Boulder, Colorado and Hamburg, Germany. In addition to his projects across the US you’ll see Derek’s work in countries ranging from Poland and Hungary to Egypt and the UAE. When he’s not designing you’ll find him running up mountains and biking gravel.

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In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The Brand DNA
  • Mumford & Sons
  • Environmental Graphic Design
  • Integrity in Design
  • Visioning Stage
  • Finding Inspiration
  • Becoming A Visual Sponge
  • Boulder, Colorado as a Creative Hub
  • Creative Life in Hamburg, Germany
  • Going from Complex to Simple
  • Haiku Poetry
  • Creative Rituals
  • Running to Think
  • Sketching

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