Aaron James Draplin at JMC Academy

Aaron James Draplin is one of the world's leading graphic designers and personalities and he will be presenting workshops at JMC Academy this July & August!


Featured heavily in the VANS | OFF THE WALL series, Draplin’s use of colour, stroke and technique enable him to work on some of the world's most prestigious communication campaigns for brands as large as Nike down to small American bands as part of his “passion projects”.

For the first time ever, Aaron Draplin will visit Australia in late July at JMC Academy as part of their master series workshops which have previously hosted Engineer Dave Aron (LA-Snoop Dogg, Tupac Shakur, U2, Prince, Dr.Dre, Jane’s Addiction) and the world's leading vocal coach Robert “RAab” Stevenson (Rihanna, Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake, Zac Brown Band, Dave Matthews and more).

Aaron James Draplin’s unique ability to take retro content and modernise it, along with being able to just about carve a logo out of nothing but white space has meant over time he has become the guru of design, working out of his Portland, Oregon facility.

Another one of Aaron’s creations is the highly popular “Field Notes” memo books, sales have exceeded best expectations with the product now becoming part of the modern language - “Field Note it…” has become an expression throughout the design and other worlds.

Aaron will be talking to attendees about the role of the graphic designer in contemporary times, projects and places, how design can influence, how to start your career, what mistakes not to make and which ones to make, how to go about dealing with clients and more, including unique content which has seen him rated as one of the “must see” TED talkers worldwide.


Brisbane Campus 
Thursday 30th July 2015, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Melbourne Campus 

Friday 31st July 2015, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Sydney Campus
Saturday 1st August 2015, 11:00am-1:00pm

Entry is free, however seats are filling up fast and registrations are essential.