Dan has worked in corporate design for over 15 years. He has extensive experience in internet design and original writing. He has experience in manuscript editing; copyediting, proofreading, and fact checking. He has worked in presentation, interior, cover, and packaging design. He has worked in many business areas, including financial, legal, travel, health care and education.
Dan started working in web design on freelance projects while working full-time as a presentation designer at KPMG. This led to a few multimedia and web projects for the accounting firm. Eventually he was hired as webmaster at Wanger Asset Management in 1998.
In 2003, Dan started his own web development and design business. While his focus is on content management and internet design, he also maintains a steady stream of clients, providing tech support, writing and computer instruction.
Dan has also followed a freelance career writing fiction and non-fiction. He provides much of this content on his website, sending out an electronic newsletter to clients and friends.
Prior to working in corporate design, Dan studied improv and comedy writing at Chicago's Second City. This training has been invaluable, allowing him to keep a strong sense of humor under pressure.
Even at a young age, Dan was always interested in computers and technology. He purchased his first computer, an Atari 400 while in high school. His first programs were tediously typed in from computer magazines. Hours of effort would be made to make the screen flash and play sounds. From this point on, it was a search for knowledge.
He learned enough about database software, word processing to begin desktop publishing. An early freelance assignment at the American Medical Association had him mailing out questionaires to over 7,000 medical professionals for a database project, then printing official certificates to each successful participant.
After a few years of freelancing, he discovered Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and computer graphics. He also discovered a Mac computer for the first time and began to develop an expertise for working between PC and Mac, a skill that has helped him find opportunities to this day. Dan has always felt that he bridged the gap between designers and the executives who employ them.
Dan looks forward to new developments in web technologies and new ways of helping others overcome their fears of technology. He feels that the secret to success of the internet is not necessarily the technology itself; but rather the passions and enthusiasms that bring people together, creating communities.