About Darcylea Design

Who I Am


My name is Darcy Hinrichs. I am a designer and illustrator from Sidney, Nebraska. I have been drawing for as long as I can remember but didn't really seriously consider going into the creative field until I was working on a degree in elementary education. A mentor of mine actually pulled me aside and practically shook me, saying, "Why are you wasting your talent?!" It obviously made an impression and well...here I am!

I have been working in the design industry for over 10 years. I have an Associate of Arts degree in Art Education and also a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design with an emphasis in Illustration. As I mentioned before, I have been drawing for as long as I remember and I think that because of that, it has been and probably always will be a strong asset. I don't think that there is a day that goes by that I don't draw something. Granted, I'll admit that a good share of my sketching is probably done on sticky notes and meeting notes but it still counts. A lot of times, it helps me to focus, helps me to brainstorm ideas at given times, provides an organized path in my 'spaghetti-brain' to problem solve. I feel functional when I can draw. It just makes 2+2=4 for me. 

I illustrate and design for various needs- logo/brand identity, business collateral, advertising and also specialize in stationery and event design. I love bringing joy to others through customized design for important life events. I have been working in stationery design for over 10 years. There is something so beautiful, so wonderful and so rewarding to create work that you know is going to bring a smile, touch someone's heart, be thoughtful, memorable...I can go on and on. It's such an honor for me to be able to provide my talent to such a wonderful field. 

If you need custom design and illustration for your logo, brand identity, business cards, letterhead, advertising, stationery or event, please contact me- it would be an honor to work with you.