Dan started his career in design during the early rise of the Dot-Com boom, quickly becoming passionate about how the coming together of visual communication, insights and technology can create beautifully meaningful & memorable brand experiences.
After cutting his teeth at various small design studios, Dan joined Dare rising through one of the most iconic creative teams that made them Digital Agency of the Decade.
Working on globally recognised innovative creative that helped launch Sony Bravia to the world, enabled BMW to take huge leaps digitally with their first step into augmented reality and brought Vodafone to new audiences with bold product launches and global sponsorships deals, as well as ongoing work for Coca-Cola, The Post Office, The FA and Sainsbury's; culminating in creatively leading a year-long, £10m digital transformation project that launched EE with work spanning film, branding, UX, service design, in-store CX and immersive experiential.
After Cossette acquired Dare in 2014, Dan moved on with a small group of Dare alumni and Mr President was born.
Mr President quickly became a globally recognised awarding-winning creative shop, pushing brands to question bravely and answer more boldly than ever before. An ethos that attracted global brands such as Nike, Bacardi and Virgin and helped challenger brands such as Freesat get into two million UK homes, grow MOO to £100m in sales and make Global the number one commercial radio brand.
Such work got Mr President recognised and awarded Agency Of The Year by The Drum, International Independent Agency of the Year by AdAge, and Independent Creative Agency Of The Year by Campaign.
Dan continues to be a passionate designer and storyteller that heads up creative at Phantom 👻 and proudly judges for The FWA.
Zendesk—Museum of Annoying Experiences ↳D&AD—Wood Pencil ↳D&AD—Shortlisted x 2 ↳Webby—Honoree ↳Awwwards—Mobile Excellence ↳Awwwards—Site Of The Day ↳FWA—Site Of The Day ↳Lovie—Silver ↳Lovie—Peoples Lovie