The Unfiltered, Unbiased Truth About Ken Drab

Written completely objectively by: Ken Drab in the third person

ken-profile-picKen Drab is an illustrator, designer and writer with a long career in advertising, marketing and brand design.

You can reach Ken through the twitters or the form on this page (caution, during your submission you will be required to use wizard-like math skills).

By Day

Ken is Creative Director for Rakuten Marketing, a global digital marketing agency. He works out of the Tampa, Florida office but works very closely with teams throughout the U.S. and internationally in the U.K. and Australia. He continually develops multiple creative and brand strategies to help the company through their rapid growth and evolution in the fast-paced digital-tech industry.

By Night

Ken has six self-published books, three children’s picture books and three that include over 900 strips for his webcomic, Rick the Stick. He was highlighted as one of Tampa’s local authors on the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative website. He has also illustrated for the adventure tale ‘Treasure in Paradise‘ written by Thomas Cleare. He also got a little full of himself by creating an Amazon Author’s page for his books.

His children’s books are primarily focused on and about his two boys, who also co-authored and co-illustrated ‘Billy the Silly Goat’.

By George

Ken has spent time living in Guam, while designing for an advertising agency on international accounts and was the morning DJ on the island’s only ‘Rock’ radio station. Ken has an entrepreneurial spirit, as he partnered in a radio network that provided daily updates for the Florida Marlins in their inaugural season and conducted post-game interviews (a highlight was covering a road game in old Shea stadium against the New York Mets). Ken also lived in Gainesville, Florida working as the Marketing Director for the country’s first nationally printed discount hotel guide and helping to rebrand and launch the company into the digital era.

By Golly

Ken counts his most important job as a father and overparenting his two aforementioned and wonderfully exhausting boys.