About

Current Work:

DarinMurray.com  Short run, high-end custom products in natural materials such as wood, leather and metal. Specializing in custom products, props, and one-of-a-kind items.

 

Past Projects:

Portenzo.com  Book-bound iPad and iPhone cases made to order using traditional book binding materials and techniques, as well as the Alano line of leather iPad and iPhone cases. 

Darin started this business in his basement.  Within a year, he had expanded into a 5000sf workshop with 21 employees and grossed a million dollars in sales. He has been responsible for designing all products, designing and programming the highly customized website and all product photography, as well as managing all aspects of production including shop design, sourcing, tooling and process design.

LumberjackLeather.com  Darin designed a unique line of leather and lifestyle accessories for men. Rugged and meaningful in their design, each leather piece is hand made and crafted from Red Wing work boot leather (made in the U.S.A.). Other items are hand crafted from salvaged/repurposed industrial materials. 

As with Portenzo, Darin has been responsible for designing all products, designing and programming the highly customized website and all product photography, as well as managing all aspects of production including shop design, sourcing,  tooling and process design.

 

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Whether it's designing leather goods, brand/identity, or turning parts of the Chicago Cubs dugout into one-of-a-kind gifts for team owners and executives, Darin Murray and his team of creatives have a knack for making unique, beautiful and functional art.

Darin has a background in Javascript/Rails/Liquid/CSS Web Development, Digital Commercial Illustration, Product Design, Brand/Identity Design, Sourcing, Research and Development of custom processes, Custom Commercial Cabinetry and Woodwork, Concrete Countertops, Sinks and Fireplaces. 

Logo Design

Product Design/Build