My name is Darren and I can't swim.
What I can do is create—I'm a graphic communicator specializing in brand identity. Designing for the web and print is what I know.
A friend observed that my designs often reflect my travels so I figured that would be a good place to start with this colophon.
The Citizen Chan moniker was created during my stay in China and the aesthetic was influenced by Communist propaganda.
Early iterations were textured and grungy and though I've largely left the grunge I may eventually return to the textured look.
The portfolio section is powered by Trent Foley's Galleriffic, a jQuery plugin for rendering rich, fast-performing photo galleries.
Early versions of this site used Simo Kinnunen's cufon script but there were too many typefaces on the page so I removed it.