Dan headed to New York from Canada to study advertising at the School of Visual Arts. Since then he’s worked at Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Droga5, Barton F. Graf 9000 and 180 Amsterdam. Earlier this year, Dan and creative partner Dave Canning came back to the States to join Joan Creative as co-ECDs.
Along the way, Dan’s clients have included Burger King, Virgin Atlantic, Nike, Land Rover, Dominos Pizza, Playstation and United Colors of Benetton. He helped pitch and launch the original Newcastle “No Bollocks” campaign at Droga5. He helped create the Burger King Whopper Freakout campaign and the Land Rover “You’ll feel safe inside” campaign. He and Dave created the Climate Name Change campaign for 350 action and made the faces of the city campaign for United Colors of Benetton. Currently at Joan, Dan and Dave are leading the agency’s creative department and work for clients including General Mills, Booking.com and Adidas.
Dan’s work has been recognized several times in every major advertising show including Cannes, D&AD, One Show, Clios, the ADC and the Andy’s. He was named one of the top ten most awarded creatives in the world twice. In 2014 he was named the most awarded art director in the United States. He has judged the One Show, Eurobest Awards, AICP and the ADC. He has taught at Miami Ad School and the School of Visual Arts. Dave and Dan have collectively won over 50 Cannes Lions.