profile |

a designer with over 17 years experience working at many of the best agencies in london. exceptional typographic and retouching skills, combined with an obsessive eye for detail.

personable and approachable, always eager to provide practical solutions to creative problems and will go the extra mile to make certain they’re delivered on time and to an impeccable standard.

mac skills |

expert in CS6
(indesign, photoshop, illustrator & basic dreamweaver)
& quark.

further education |

west herts college, watford
1996 – 1998

hnd in typographic design
(opted out of 3rd year of degree
after job offer from m&c saatchi)

west kent college, tonbridge
1991 – 1993

btec national diploma
in graphic design

current employment |

kastner & partners
sept 2005 – present time

head of design

profile |

responsible for the design and advertising process from concept through to final artwork sign off.

over the last 10 years my commitment to maintaining the highest quality of work has led to me becoming one of the main points of contact in europe for all red bull advertising design.

as well as working with red bull, I have overseen pitch wins on chevrolet, adidas eyewear, the berry company, oakley, black garlic, glenlivet whisky and most recently the folio society.

set the design style and oversaw the european launch of chevrolet.

international creative director for the world wide launch of red bull energy shots and ‘world of red bull’ merchandising.

designed a limited edition cliff diving can, the first time in red bull's history that an entire can ‘takeover’ design has been signed off.

previous employment |

tbwa london
april 2004 – august 2005


worked on all major clients including apple, eurostar, nissan, nivea, playstation, whiskas before being head-hunted by kastner & partners.

jan 2004 – april 2005


leo burnett, saatchi & saatchi, ogilvy & mather

leo burnett london
june 2002 – dec 2003

assistant head of design

worked with mark cakebread on all major clients including fiat, heinz, kelloggs, nintendo, max factor, mcdonalds, philips, as well as designing the quarterly worldwide magazine.

m&c saatchi london
sept 1998 – june 2002

assistant head of advertising & design

offered a position by barry brand after a 2 week college placement, promoted within 6 months and went on to work closely with tiger savage on the becks ‘bottles’ & thomas pink ‘gangster’ campaigns, as well as working on british airways, fosters, holmes place,, mg rover, natwest, qantas & silk cut.



references |

neil cook
managing creative director
kastner & partners london

07901 551 990

mark cakebread
head of design

020 7299 7450

simon warden
head of type
m&c saatchi london

020 7543 4500

testimonials |

neil cook
managing creative director
kastner & partners in london

dan is an extremely diligent and highly-skilled design professional, among the very best I’ve worked with. equally adept across indesign, photoshop and illustrator, he is also an expert typographer who brings a keen design aesthetic to bear on all his work.

a creative problem solver, dan is always ready to contribute conceptual design solutions to client briefs.

miriam giudici
creative planner
kastner & partners in london

creative and highly passionate about design, dan is one of a kind gem among designers. not only does he approach every single project with enthusiasm and maximum commitment, but he is also able to deliver outstanding creative work that exceeds the given brief, which I believe is a rare and essential quality in a creative talent.

he has a fine sense of elegance and diplomacy in approaching clients, so one could sometimes think that dan is an efficient and impeccable manager, camouflaged as the head of design.

working closely with dan I have seen some amazing projects coming to life.

carl lyons
illustrator & owner
carl lyons studio ltd

dan is a superb designer who effortlessly combines his great flare and technical abilities to create beautiful and practical design that really wows, works and lasts.

his ability to instantly understand a brief and run with it to produce stunning and dynamic top quality work in very demanding time frames is astonishing and second to none.

dan has awesome focus and is never ruffled under fire, always maintaining his cool and friendly nature, he delivers time and time again. a super-talented, great and friendly guy and a joy to work with, - I would recommend dan any time.

mark cakebread
head of design
beta london

dan was a pleasure to work with and a very talented designer who would always put in extra effort on every brief.

I would hire him again without any hesitation given the chance.