President of Two Sticks Creative, Darren has been in the design business since he was 14, when he began working at a small sign shop in his hometown of Boerne, TX. It was here that he honed his hand skills and love of type while hand lettering and building signs. After graduating from North Texas State University (now UNT) with a BFA in advertising design, he worked at Robert A. Wilson Associates and then later at VHA’s in-house corporate communications department before starting his own freelance business. Less than two years into that venture, workload overtook him and he took on a partner, co-founding Propel Group. After 18+ years, his partner, who was 11 years his senior, decided he had enough and was ready to shut it all down. Not quite ready to retire, Darren accepted a position at SMU. Two years later an opportunity to reopen a design studio presented itself and Two Sticks Creative was born.
When Darren is not designing, he is most likely wrenching on one of his vintage vehicles or building something, or trying to talk his son or wife into joining him on a motorcycle ride. Having ridden through seven countries and all 50 states on the same motorcycle, there’s no telling where he will be headed next.