a.k.a. Dino Fish Tiki, Dinofishtiki
Darick Maasen is a creative’s creative. He’s a Graduate of the American Academy of Art in Chicago with a focus in Illustration and has more than a dozen years of experience in consumer-packaged-goods. He’s currently an Associate Creative Director at Blue Chip Marketing Worldwide, but Darick’s creativity flows well beyond the workday. While Darick’s CPG work includes clients in every aisle; Blue Bunny Ice Cream, Fisher Nuts, Pirate’s Booty, Daisy Sour Cream, Vicks, Honeywell, Braun, Revlon, and Run Inn Pizza to name just a few, his freelance career includes things like working on cartoons for Nickelodeon, designing products for Japanese Monster brands, and creating commemorative artwork for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Street Fighter. Darick is a Swiss Army Knife when it comes to creative arts and has always held a personal belief that the world runs on ideas. He’s an accomplished and showing fine-artist, helms a web-shop featuring his popular pop-parody prints and artwork, runs a weekly figure-drawing group and regularly illustrates for monthly national publications. He has a niche-following in the Tiki world, designing mugs for bars all across the US; most notably Three Dots and a Dash which was noted as the best cocktail bar in America in 2014.