D.J. hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from La Roche College with a B.A. in Graphic and Communication Design in 2007. The following year he launched his career in Chattanooga, Tennessee, working with Widgets & Stone under AIGA Fellow, Paul Rustand.
In 2011, D.J co-founded D+J Brand Consulting. In 2014, he began to focus primarily on the expansion of his personal brand consulting work, Work With D.J. In 2018, the brand grew into Trischler Design Co.— an expansion that reflected D.J's vision for creative collaboration through a fully-fledged design studio.
In his spare time, D.J. is an adjunct professor at University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning.
D.J. loves vanilla ice cream and tacos, and can often be found walking somewhere with lots of trees. He lives with his wonderful wife Megan in Cincinnati's Northside Neighborhood.
D.J.’s clients and projects have included:
» One of world’s most innovative libraries
» The first custom municipal typeface in the United States
» The next generation of cloud computing
» Everybody's second-favorite hippo in Cincinnati
» And the fastest growing decorator of glass packaging