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I'm always looking for interesting and exciting new work. Send me an email, let's grab a coffee and talk about your project.


I'm David Arias, an independent graphic design professional based in Vancouver, BC. Find me on Instagram, the VSCO Grid, Twitter, Dribbble, Pinterest, Ello, Behance and LinkedIn. See ya around on the internets!

Inquiries: david@arias.ca

David Arias


As a freelancer, I wear many hats, and I'm involved in numerous roles such as: managing multiple projects, brand consultation, marketing, and idea creation. I'm a creative problem solver, carefully combining design and marketing ideas, resulting in well formulated design solutions.

In the past, I have worked with clients abroad, including clients from Japan, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, France, United States, and Canada.

Through design, I aim to encourage and challenge clients to push the envelope of what is expected, to cut through the noise and go beyond their imagined plan and scope of ideas and opportunities—to stand out and strive for more.

I work with clients who value well considered design and who aren't afraid of change. Those who see design as an integral part of their company. Get in touch, and let's talk about your project.

Branding & Design Services

  • Logo Design, Identity Development
  • Stationery Packages
  • Brand Standards Manuals
  • Packaging Design
  • Brochure and Rack Cards Design
  • Book Cover and Book Design
  • Product Photography
  • Product Catalogs
  • Magazine Layout and Publication Design
  • Poster and Flyer Design
  • Infographics and Environmental Graphics
  • Interior and Exterior Signage Design
  • Print Design
  • Typography & Custom Type Design
  • Web User-Interface Design
  • Web Development and WordPress
  • Design Consulting
  • Design Collaboration
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Studios & Collabs

    Camp Jefferson, Toronto
    Brand & Advertising Agency
    Independent Designer & Web-developer
    Brand & Communication Strategy
    DARE, Vancouver
    Digital Brand & Ad Agency
    Armada Design Group
    Brand Agency
    Cause + Affect
    Multi-disciplinary Design Agency
    Tangible Interaction
    Experience & Interaction Design
    Branding & Design Agency
    Kevin Louis Design
    Branding & Design Communications
    Pallian Creative
    Web Developers & Programmers

    Art & Design Community

    Vancouver Behance Reviews, 2014
    In a partnership between Textbook and Creative Pulse, I was asked to design a graphic poster to promote the event offering creatives a chance to showcase their work to art directors, creative directors, and other industry professionals from Vancouver's top ad agencies and creative brands.
    Kwantlen University
    In a partnership between Textbook and Creative Pulse, I was asked to design a graphic poster to promote the event offering creatives a chance to showcase their work to art directors, creative directors, and other industry professionals from Vancouver's top ad agencies and creative brands.
    Creative Pulse, 2014
    Invited by Ami Sanyal, and as part of Design Week in an evening of showcase and industry social for creatives, I was asked to display a select collection on my work as part of a collective series of slides from various local creatives.
    Langara College
    Invited by Design Formation on several occasions I have spoken to the design students about my journey as a freelancer on topics regarding portfolios, their practicum, and the design profession from a freelance perspective.
    The Cheaper Show 9/10
    Volunteered in various tasks for Western Canada's largest art show event, hosted in one night.
    The CSS Awards
    Volunteering judge and web curator. My involvement here included judging web design (css) entries and evaluating them under the criteria of design, creativity, content, and usability.
    IDEA Portfolio Review
    I was invited by the Capilano University IDEA Program Co-Coordinator to review portfolios from the 2012 graduating class.
    Taxi Network
    Media coverage for TAXI, a media sponsor for the GDC (Society of Graphic Designers of Canada). Roles included attending some of the major sponsored GDC hosted events, photograph, document them, and write an article on the event.
    Bored of Canvas
    Invited as one of six artists for Bobby Paul's first art auction event. Each artist was given a blank skateboard to create an art piece for a good cause. All money raised was donated to Share, a charity company that helped put food on the table to those who are less fortunate.
    POGO Creative Workshop
    Hosted by the GDC, I was invited to participate in a panel consisting of various design practitioners. The workshop offered recent grads the time to ask industry-related questions, and an insight into the design profession and its practice.
    Vancouver Design Meetup
    Hosted by Dana & Matt, I was invited as a guest speaker in a two part topic on Personal Branding. My focus was to speak about the practical look at the personal brand and its role through my professional journey and experience as an independent designer.
    Graphex 2008
    Volunteer work for the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC) in the biannual design awards event, Graphex. My role was to assist in the organization of Canadian Design entries during the judging process.

    Published Work

    Los Logos 8
    Gestalten, Germany, 2017
    CITI X 60 — Vancouver
    Viction:ary, Hong Kong, 2017
    Typism Conference / Book
    Australia, 2015
    Design Edge Canada Magazine
    Page 17, Sept/Oct 2011, Canada
    Wallpaper Magazine
    Issue 148, July 2011, UK
    Monocle Magazine
    Issue 43, Vol.05, May 2011, UK / Canada
    Handmade Packaging Workshop
    Thames & Hudson, UK and HOW Books, USA
    How to Create a Portfolio & Get Hired: A Guide for Graphic Designers and Illustrators
    Laurence King Publishing, UK
    Form: Book & Promotion
    Sandu Publishing Co., China
    My Own Business Card Vol.1
    Design and Design, France
    Also a number of reputable blogs including:
    DesignWorklife, The Dieline, Lovely Package, Abduzzedo, Site Inspire, Form Fifty Five, The Design Ark, Incredible Types, LooksLikeGoodDesign, Creative Journal, and Visual Sundae among others.