11th Owl

With a love for design and a passion for knowledge greatness is born.

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I’m Nelani, I'm the owner and creator of 11th Owl. I work as an Independent Art Director based in Tampa, FL.

What exactly does a Independent Art Director

do you ask? 

Well great question. First a little background on me. I'm a senior level designer with over ten years of experience in working with a variety of clients and artists.  Recently I've become a networking beast.  I love meeting talented creatives and having the freedom to collaborate with the best of the best in my field. I'm not above teaming up with other local creatives to produce an amazing end result.  

So there are 2 parts to what I do.

1. Provide design services to a variety of clients. Whether you need a logo, branding, apparel or website I can provide high level of design expertise and collaborate with other high level creatives when needed.

2.  Provide a senior level design service to agencies. You may just want another creative brain on a upcoming design project or are just overloaded in your design department and need an extra set of hands for a few weeks. 

I also have a passion for education, so on my free time I'm constantly expanding my knowledge in design when possibly and I also review portfolio and advise students when the opportunity arises.



-Aaron Draplin


Here are some of the brands that I’ve had the pleasure working with throughout my career.