About This Project
BiographyOver the past twenty years, Dan has collaborated with everyone from indie bands to major corporations in creating posters, identities, advertising, custom packaging, and limited edition collectable art and merchandise. His clients range from Arctic Monkeys, Sonic Youth, and Wilco to the X Games, Google, and Nickelodeon. He draws from a broad swath of influences including skateboard graphics, album covers, modern art, comics, psychedelia, and vintage advertising. Dan has published several children’s books as well as a monograph of his work entitled One Thing Leads to Another. He lives with his wife and daughters in Portland, Oregon.
OverviewYou are your own secret sauce. Making personal, self-directed work is the key to landing your dream projects. Does the work you’re doing bore you? Guess what? It bores everyone else too. They key to getting exciting projects is making exciting work. If it excites you it probably excites potential clients as well.
It Never Gets Easier (and That’s a Good Thing)
OverviewSuccess is a mirage and design never gets easier. You set a goal for yourself, perhaps an award, a big check, or a new client, but once you achieve that milestone everything feels the same. You’re still you. You never feel like you’ve “made it.” This is a good thing.
Your career is a journey, not an end point. That desire for achievement is what keeps you hungry, keeps you pushing forward. It’s a blessing, not a curse. Can you imagine what would happen if you lost it?