I went to work as an advertising art director one day and the next thing I knew I had twenty plus years experience in this business. According to my resume I spent time at most of the shops in LA, including TBWA/Chiat/Day, Rubin Postaer and Deutsch, working on brands such as Taco Bell, Acura and Mitsubishi. In one astounding year I produced 22 spots. But, in all fairness, also spent hours designing tray liners, dollar-off coupons and web banners. It's all good.
My favorite year? The one I spent working with ILM and hanging out at Skywalker Ranch.
My worst year? The 6 months I spent unemployed after 9/11. That kind of sucked.
Now I live in Pasadena, not far from where I flunked out of high school and graduated college. Happily married to my college sweetheart, raising three incredible kids and juggling the usual afflictions of most creative folks: photography, comic books and playing the guitar. Yeah, I know it's an awful cliche, but I just can't help it.
Want to know more? Check out my LinkedIn page: DarrenThureJohnson
I've got an Instagram feed here: Instagram
There's also a photo stream on Flickr here: Flickr Photos
Or get your groove on with this playlist: Spotify