High-tech, high-touch, B2B, B2C, travel, adventure travel, cycling, bicycle touring, telecom, blog, Email, collateral, Web, SEO, branding, identity, creative writing, strategy and tactics, healthcare.
Cycling, hiking, mountain climbing, travel, running, writing, snow skiing.
Darby earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in graphic design from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design. His thesis on design systems, titled "Syntax Of The Visual System" is in the permanent collection of the school's library.
Darby earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Art at the University of Washington.
Darby worked on the Westin Hotels and Resorts account and developed a wide variety of creative campaigns including direct mail, collateral and newsletters. Darby is also a seasoned traveler. In 2013 he circumnavigated the Earth on his bicycle. He pedaled more than twelve-thousand miles through nineteen countries on three continents.
While on his trip he kept a daily blog. At the end of his trip he had well over four-hundred posts. His blog posts have provided material for several travel/adventure books.
Darby has written extensively about adventure travel. In 2012 he embarked on a bicycle trip around the world. Eighteen months later, he returned home. During that year and a half, Darby kept a daily blog recording his life on the road. Those blog posts have provided the material for several books.
Darby also worked on the Westin Hotels and Resorts account producing winning marketing and advertising campaigns.
Darby continues to wander the Earth by bike and write about it. He is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post as well as to his own travel blog.
Darby has extensive experience writing to a healthcare audience. In his twenty plus years as principal and creative director for several marketing and advertising firms, Darby has created hundreds of marketing and advertising campaigns for such marquee clients as Harrison Hospital,Valley General Medical Centers, Pacific Medical Centers, Sonosite and more.
His thirteen years experience as an x-ray technician gives Darby the depth of knowledge needed to connect with a healthcare audience.
Darby has written extensively on various topics for The Huffington Post. He also keeps a personal blog with more than a thousand posts.
Darby is a published author with six books in print. He has written three novels, a non-fiction and two travel books. He is currently working on a book about his bicycle ride around the world.
Titles include: "Steep", "Snoqualmie Pass", "Think Fast", "Your Three Second Window", "Right Lane Ends" and "How To Ride A Bicycle 'Round The World."