From the heart of the midwest, Paul Castro has been designing, drawing, and photographing the world around. Paul’s diverse resume has left him with a broad range of talents that have allowed him to work on projects ranging from greeting cards to promotional services for Fortune 500 accounts to award nominated interaction designs. However, one thing has remained consistent: great design.
Paul is also a U.S. Navy veteran, serving from 1990-1994 aboard the USS Midway (CV-41) during the Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm during the Gulf War and Fiery Vigil and also with VS-29 that deployed with the Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) during Operation Restore Hope.
In March of 2012, Paul earned the title of “Sensei” when earning his black belt in Okinawan Kenpo Karate in the United States Kenpo Kobujitsu organization after a little more than four years since he began training. He continues his advancement in Karate and is also working towards a black belt in Okinawan Jujitsu.
Paul attended the University of Kansas School Visual Communications program, and double majored in Graphic Design and Illustration. He is currently working for a the startup, Front Flip, in the Kansas City area as well as various freelance projects including writing and illustrating a children’s book.
What People are Saying
“Paul is an exceptional designer and is always on target with his visual communication. He is wonderful to work with. His ability to always do a great job, be under budget and complete the project before the deadline, makes him an asset to any design project. I’ve worked with him on several occasions and we always have successful results.”
– Julianne Donovan of Keen Been Creative
“Paul is an amazingly talented and diverse creative director/designer. I always trust Paul to deliver creative that is right on the mark for my clients’ and thier brands. With Paul, I know that I am getting a great design perspective and top quality agency work.”
– Corrin Arasa of E2 Marketing
“I’ve worked with Paul in creative executions since the early ’90s, and have always been flat-out impressed with his conceptual and applicable creativity. One of the biggest challenges in commercial design is finding the perfect balance between “out-there” creative and effective execution. Paul has always been able to hit that mark brilliantly — and his designs get great results, the only metric that matters in the end.
This guy has the characteristics of the ideal commercial artist. He sees angles that others just don’t see, but he never loses sight of what his designs must ACCOMPLISH. He comes at creative challenges from directions that are fresh, unique, weird, funny, beautiful, askew and innovative. “Working” with Paul can be a tremendous amount of fun.
Who says you can’t laugh — a lot — and kick some creative ass at the same time? Brilliant design should be fun AND effective, and nobody understands that better than Paul.”
– Kirk Hardcastle of Leaderpoint, Comprehensive Management Development
“I’m passionate about bringing the highest level of quality and creativity to every project that I work on. I’m always interested in taking on interesting projects with people that are enthusiastic about elevating their brands, developing new products and creating fresh ideas for the future.
I’m a sucker for great coffee, beer, food and people – and anything that brings me a little more of any of those makes happy.
My goals for the near future are to continue to grow as a leader and broaden my skills by meeting and working with anyone that’s open to teaming up. I get excited about each new opportunity that allows me to work with new people, so feel free to drop me a line anytime!”