About me

I'm a commercial photographer, art director, graphic designer, husband and father. I work out of my home in Cedar Falls, Iowa, among many of my two kids' toys, including a few of my own... Cameras & vintage audiophile gear that is.

I graduated from Ball State University in 1993 with a BFA double major in graphic design and photography. I've worked in large and small cities including Cincinnati, Ohio; Lafayette, Indiana; San Diego, California and Cedar Falls, Iowa. Most of my career I've been a graphic designer and art director and therefore my photography has always had design in mind.

I currently run Randy Darst Design, LLC. A freelance/contract design & commercial photography business.


Advertising, Art Direction, Brand / Logo Design, Branding, Creative Direction, Email Marketing, Graphic Design, Marketing, Photo Editing, Photography, Photoshop, Print Design

Sector Experience

Advertising, Marketing, Photography, Print


American Advertising Award


CPM Holdings, Koch Construction, Oakridge Realtors, wcfsymphony

Trade Associations

American Advertising Federation AAF

#1661 Ranked Art Director
Currently No Recommendations
On the web
Freelance, Temp-Perm, Part time, Remote
Cedar Falls
Skill Level
Senior, Director
Creativepool member since 8 September 2017