Darrell Freeman, BA, BDes, CDP

Principal, Docaitta Design

Darrell has 30 years experience designing integrated visual solutions for clients both large and small. 17 of those years were spent in a large advertising/PR Agency where he was involved in all aspects of the marketing process.

In 2013, after rising to Director of Design and Senior Artistic Director, Darrell decided to leave his position and start his own business, Docaitta Design.

Over his career, Darrell has worked with most signature organizations in the Atlantic region, including Health Services Foundation of the South Shore, Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute, IWK Health Centre, NovaScotian Crystal, Special Olympics Nova Scotia, Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia, RBC, Bell Aliant, United Way Halifax, Empire Group, The Chronicle Herald, Stewart McKelvey, Irving, NSLC, Nova Scotia Power, Symphony Nova Scotia, Neptune Theatre, Halifax Transition House Association (Bryony House), AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia (ACNS), Atlantic Pilotage Authority, Pacific Pilotage Auithority, Great Lakes Pilotage Authority, and the Governments of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, plus numerous small to medium sized businesses. He has also worked with the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and for some select clients in the USA.

Darrell is highly praised not only for his innovative design solutions and dependable delivery, but also in his desire to seek a co-creative atmosphere with clients. He is well recognized for his copy writing abilities in situations as diverse as editing copy for manuals and brochures, to short copy and impactful marketing headlines.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Design from NSCADU. He is a Certified (CDP) member of the Design Professionals of Canada, and is a past vice-president of the Atlantic Chapter. Darrell has taught for credit and non-credit at NSCADU, and has guest lectured at Dalhousie, Saint Mary’s and Mount Saint Vincent Universities. He has also written curriculum for NSCC.