Thursday, November 1, 2018

The Brains Behind Some Of Your Favorite Gear - Let's Get To Know Kevin Shaffer

At Dynamic Discs, we often refer to our players as part of a big family, but beyond just those talented athletes, the employees who help our company to grow are just as important. To honor those individuals who spend so much of their time devoted to providing the disc golf world with amazing products and service, we’re starting a new blog series.

Each post will focus solely on one of our awesome employees and help us to get to know them a little bit better. We’ll share how they got started working at DD and the ways in which they help to grow the sport when they’re both on and off the clock. Our inaugural post highlights one of many people who work tirelessly to create awesome disc stamps, apparel, and so much more - graphic designer Kevin Shaffer.

It Must Have Been Fate

Kevin almost didn’t end up working for Dynamic Discs, but a strange turn of events has kept him here for nearly four years. Attending college for graphic design, he applied for a design position just after graduation. What happened afterward can only be described as comical:

“I initially turned down the DD job once I got it because I had plans to move back home to Colorado in the next few months. I ended up calling back the next day and they said that I should just try it out and see if I liked it, so I did. Turns out, it was the best decision for me and I couldn't imagine my life without DD. I also know there are plenty of people out there who would think I was crazy for turning a job at DD down, but I did! I am glad I ended up accepting it the next day though!”

By taking a chance and trying something new, Kevin has been able to be an instrumental part of so many of the designs you’ve seen across the world. He works on disc stamps, posters, apparel, and signage and always feels great knowing that his professional work can help players to elevate the events they run.

Beyond The Office

As you’d imagine, Shaffer has a passion for disc golf and when he’s not designing your next favorite graphic, he’s working just as hard to spread information about the sport to others. He explained, “I like to grow the sport by talking about it to people who don't know what it is. I like describing all the different things each disc can do as it flies. I also like to show people videos of the top pros playing tournaments to show the legitimacy of disc golf and the wide range of skill levels that can play.”

The crew at Dynamic Discs is fortunate to have Kevin as a part of our team, not only because of his incredible graphic design skills but because of his dedication to growing disc golf in every way he can. The next time you’re running an event and want professional and unique graphics to bring it up a level, keep Kevin and DD in mind!
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