My name is Dylan Roop. I am a developer / designer / illustrator / musician / traveling salesman / stand up comedian / professional taste tester / 5-year-old. Okay, maybe only a few of those are true. I have been doing print design for 7 years and web design for 3 years. I love to make things and I love learning how to make new things. Life is full of hidden gems and I’m just hoping I see one of them. I have worked for a number of national touring acts on album art direction to merchandise design. I have also worked for a number of Colorado’s leading design agencies.
I was first introduced to design in the 7th grade by my art teacher. We had an assignment to design a fake album cover for a real band. I chose to design a blink-182 cover. The design was black with hot pink guitars that were on fire. Yeah, on fire. I was a pretty rock-and-roll 13 year old. It was the coolest thing that I had the ability to do whatever I could imagine with art and design. A few years have passed, I don’t do too many hot pink guitars anymore, but I try and stick to my roots and remember where I came from.
It’s always important to remind yourself where you came from and how you started. Art and design has been that reminder that life is meant to be beautiful and that it’s meant to be enjoyed doing things you love. Stick to your roots and stay humble.