My name is Daniel. I am a graphic designer and educator living in Lexington, Kentucky. I love design, nature, live music, pizza, and good bourbon.
My passion as a designer lies in the creative problem-solving process — what some call design thinking or human-centered design. By asking the right questions, clearly defining goals and developing a deep understanding of the people and organizations involved in a project, we can develop effective, engaging, and elegant solutions to design problems.
Good design is both beautiful and useful — a perfect balance of form and function. Design has the power to change the way we behave and even the way we think. It informs us, it entertains us, it helps us find our way. It is a powerful catalyst for social change.
I want to use my knowledge of design to help others and to support the greater good — whether that means teaching creative problem-solving methods to college students or community leaders, collaborating across disciplines to address social issues, or creating brands, artifacts and experiences for those who are doing important things.
Want to work together? Let's talk.
MFA, GRAPHIC DESIGN, Savannah College of Art and Design (AUG 2016). Thesis: Democratizing Innovation: Design as a Liberal Art
BFA, GRAPHIC DESIGN, Eastern Kentucky University (MAY 2005)
Principal Graphic Designer college of design, university of kentucky. Maintain consistent visual brand for the College of Design across a wide range of print and digital media. Maintain and update college website. Develop promotional materials for all programs within the College. Work with Communications Director to promote and document college events. Assist with curriculum development for new degree programs.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Bluegrass Community and Technical College. Teach on-campus and online design classes. Develop course content and provide academic advising to students. Courses taught include Introduction to Graphic Design, Advanced Photoshop, Typography, Photography, and Graphic Design Portfolio Practicum.
FREELANCE DESIGNER Create a wide range of branding, digital and print materials. Clients include Habitat for Humanity, Voices of Hope, American Heart Association, Oliver Winston Behavioral Urgent Care Center, and University of Kentucky.
Information Services Director human development institute, University of Kentucky. Responsible for design and information dissemination activities for the Human Development Institute at the University of Kentucky. Created annual reports, newsletters and research briefs, web graphics, logos, tradeshow displays, and other print and digital materials.
GRAPHIC DESIGNER Intrinzic Marketing + Design. Created branding, print, and digital advertising materials for a variety of local and national clients, including Acuvue, Anthem, US Bank, and Big Brothers Big Sisters.