About Dan

Hi, I’m Dan, a professional graphic designer and web developer working in Winnipeg, Canada. I like to design and code, and build things in real life too.

CGD Certified

The CGD after my name stands for “CGD Certified”, meaning I’ve submitted a portfolio of professional work to a peer-review panel, and been accepted into the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC). In other words, I’m certified as a capable designer, and a decent human being. GDC is Canada’s national association for design professionals, and as soon as I had enough experience, I got my portfolio together and applied for professional membership. You can find my face here on their member directory.

Employed at Mangrove Web

I’m currently employed by Mangrove Web, a B Corp based in California. They acquired my former employer Manoverboard in ~2022. Manoverboard was an awesome web studio in the heart of the country where I worked for over 12 years. Manoverboard was the first B Corp in Manitoba, and made great websites, identities and more. As part of Mangrove we continue that legacy.

Diploma: Advanced Graphic Design (Honours)

In 2007, I graduated with honours from Red River College’s three year Advanced Graphic Design program. I learned a lot, and I’d do it all again in a heartbeat. Fun fact: I recently coded the new RRC website! It’s a well-organized wordpress network of 60+ child sites.  Go figure!

Diploma: 3D Computer Graphics

Graphic design is great, but so is 3D animation. I’ve been very passionate about it since high school, but it made sense to me to start with a foundation of design. I was hired at the open house and worked as a designer for a year before deciding to go back to school to learn 3D, this time just for fun! As a bonus I met the love of my life there.

As seen on “World Wide Web”

You’ll find me on various networks including: