Darrin George is a Texas-born-California-bred-New York-based designer and multidisciplinary artist working in fashion and entertainment. With a primary focus in textile and graphic design, Darrin’s numerous strengths also include creative direction, branding, production management, casting, and producing. From inception to execution, Darrin’s strong creative eye and affable personality makes him a strong collaborative force in the fast-paced world of fashion.
Hailing from Beaumont, Texas, Darrin moved to the Bay Area to attend the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and earned a B.F.A. in Fashion Design with a concentration in Surface and Textile Design. After graduating, he relocated to New York City to pursue a career in fashion and began working as a designer for companies such as Tory Burch and Artistic Linen.
After several years of designing for other brands, Darrin expanded his knowledge of the industry to work in casting as the Assistant Casting Specialist for Gilleon Smith and Extra Mile. With Gilleon, Darrin helped cast major editorial and runway campaigns for NYFW including clients Chromat and Rochambeau. Darrin also supported casting for television and film projects including Unbreakable Kimmie Schmidt and Orange is the New Black.
As a freelance textile design, Darrin frequently collaborates with fashion designer and friend Rinat Brodach. Darrin and Rinat met at the Academy of Art and he has created numerous eye-catching prints for her notable collections. With Rinat, Darrin has also ventured into Creative Direction, producing multiple runway shows and consulting on casting, branding, and post-presentation sales.
An artist and entrepreneur, Darrin is also the co-creator and lead designer for el GALLO, an upcoming menswear/underwear collection launching soon.
Whether it be hand drawing or brushwork, Darrin always begins his process by hand. With a strong love for texture, one of his favorite mediums is collage. Combined with his extensive training in silk screen printing, he feels this vocation enhances the textile, and adds more life to the design. From creating sustainable art for San Francisco's DeYoung Museum to eco-friendly tote bags, his design aesthetic is conscious and bold.