About /

I am a multi-disciplinary designer, entrepreneur, and illustrator. My work product is typically design thinking and problem solving, but also manifests itself as brand identity design, print and editorial design, web design, web development, industrial design, illustration, UI/UX design, design consultation, design for business, business ownership, and creative writing. I sometimes draw pictures all day.

Over the past 15 years, I’ve had the distinct pleasure of working with very talented creatives in virtually every capacity and in every size office, independently and as a part of larger teams. I am often part of freelance, entrepreneurial and design for business discussions. I’ve also done a few workshops, written a few articles, and have been published in several industry books and online articles.

I am Principal of Design at Formation, a company on verge of creating something really special.

I am also owner and creative director of TDon’s Cajun Goods, a joint venture with my dad, who has a passion for creating high-quality spice rubs with all natural ingredients. You should try some.

I am also owner and creative director of White Nuckle Sports, a joint venture with two other partners who are passionate about the development of young athletes and baseball players through game play and practice by offering high quality equipment at an affordable price.

Somehow, I manage to balance these aspects of my life with my wonderful wife and beautiful children, whom I love with all of my heart and am deeply devoted.

Please reach out if you have a problem you think I could help you solve. I enjoy taking on projects with people who understand that good thinking and good design is good for business. Simplicity and a keen eye for detail matters to me.

dguillory@formdg.com
281.719.8026 x3

Experience /

  • Feb 2016 – Present

    Principal, Design Director, Formation

  • Nov 2014 – Feb 2016

    Creative Director, Tangelo

  • Apr 2014 – Nov 2014

    Design Director, The Company

  • May 2012 – Apr 2014

    Design Director, Tangelo

  • Apr 2009 – May 2012

    Owner, Daren Guillory Design

  • Jul 2005 – Apr 2009

    Senior Designer, Savage

  • Aug 2003 – Jul 2005

    Senior Designer, Times Infinity

  • Mar 2003 – Aug 2003

    Designer, Minor Design

  • Mar 2002 – Aug 2002

    Junior Designer, FKM Agency

Education /

  • University of Houston

    Bachelors of Fine Arts, Graphic Communications

  • Graduate Summa Cum laude

  • College of Architecture, 2 years course work

Awards /

  • Business Marketing Association, Lantern Awards, Merit, B2B Website over 50K, 2016

  • Graphis Annual Report Annual, Merit, 2014 – 2016

  • Logo Lounge, Volume 9, Rockport Publishers, 2015

  • Behance Network, Branding Served, Featured Project, 2015

  • Design Now, AIGA Houston Design Exhibition Finalist (Curated), 2015

  • ADDY, American Advertising Foundation, Silver, 2015

  • ADDY, American Advertising Foundation, Citation of Excellence, 2015

  • Graphis Design Annual, Merit, 2014

  • Logo Lounge, Volume 8, Rockport Publishers, 2014

  • Communication Arts, Typography Annual, 2014

  • AIGA Texas Show, First Place, Photography, 2014

  • AIGA Texas Show, Second Place, Videography, 2014

  • Web Marketing Association, Outstanding Website, 2013

  • Web Marketing Association, Non-Profit, Standard of Excellence, 2013

  • IMA, Interactive Media Awards, Best in Class, Hospitality, 2013

  • IMA, Interactive Media Awards, Best in Class, Advocacy, 2013

  • American Marketing Association, Crystal Award, B2C website, 2012

  • Behance Network, Digital Art Served, Featured Project, 2012

  • Under Consideration, For Print Only, Featured Project, 2012

  • AIGA Portfolios Featured Project, 2012 (3 projects)

  • AIGA Portfolios Featured Project, 2011 (3 projects)

  • American Marketing Association, Award of Excellence, 2010

  • Denver Museum of Art, Permanent Collection, 2009

  • AIGA 365:29, 2009

  • AIGA Design Archives, Jurors Collection 2009

  • HOW International Design Annual, 2009

  • Graphis Design Annual, Gold Award, 2009

  • Web Marketing Association, Standard of Excellence, 2008

  • Art Directors Club of Houston, 53rd Annual Show, Silver, 2008

  • Art Directors Club of Houston, 53rd Annual Show, Bronze, 2008

  • Business Marketing Association, Award of Excellence, 2008

  • IABC Bronze Quill, Award of Excellence, 2008

  • American Marketing Association, Crystal Award, 2008

  • American Marketing Association, Award of Excellence, 2008

  • Art Directors Club of Houston, 52nd Annual Show, Silver, 2007

  • Art Directors Club of Houston, 52nd Annual Show, Bronze, 2007

  • Art Directors Club of Houston, 52nd Annual Show, Bronze, 2007

  • Graphis Annual Reports, 2007 – 2008

  • Graphis Design Annual, Gold Award, 2007

  • International ARC Awards, Bronze, 2007

  • Business Marketing Association, Lantern Awards, Award of Excellence, 2006

  • Art Directors Club of Houston, 51st Annual Show, Gold, 2006

  • Art Directors Club of Houston, 51st Annual Show, Silver, 2006

  • Art Directors Club of Houston, 51st Annual Show, Bronze, 2006

  • Unisource Texas Flag Contest, Second place, 2003

  • Graphic Communications Senior Exhibition, Two Allen Center, 2003

  • Dallas Society of Visual Communications (DSVC), Student Show, 2003

  • East Kentucky University Almost Famous Awards, Best in Show, 2003

  • Art Directors Club of Houston, Slant Publication, First place, 2002

  • Art Directors Club of Houston, 47th Annual Award Show, Bronze, 2002

  • University of Houston, Graphic Communications Student Exhibition, 2002

  • University of Houston, Academic Excellence Scholarship Award, 2002

  • University of Houston, George R. Bunker Scholarship Award, 2002

  • University of Houston, Deans List, Fall 1999-Spring 2003

  • Blaffer Gallery Student Exhibition, 1999

Affiliations

  • AIGA

    The Professional Association for Design

  • SEGD

    The Society for Environmental Graphic Design