Dan Mall

Design Superhero

Dan is an award-winning art director and designer. Having worked with clients like ESPN, Kraft, Apple, Google, Microsoft, GE, Crayola, Lucasfilm, The Mozilla Foundation, Thomson Reuters, and The Sherwin-Williams Company, Dan has a passion for playing matchmaker between surprising art direction and intuitive interaction design.

In addition to his work, Dan takes pride in his ability to articulate and communicate ideas. He has written for notable publications like A List Apart and .NET Magazine. Right at home in front of a number of audiences, Dan has led client meetings, training sessions and workshops, and presentations to large groups at conferences like SXSW, New Adventures, An Event Apart, and Future of Web Design. Most recently, he has taught advertising at the Miami Ad School, web and graphic design at the University of the Arts, and Flash at the School of Visual Arts.

Dan is the Founder and Design Director at SuperFriendly, where he and his team defeat apathy and the forces of evil with heroic creative direction, design, &p; strategy. He is enthralled with his wife Emily and their daughter Siddalee, co-founded Typedia, and plays keyboards for contemporary-Christian band Four24. He was formerly Design Director at Big Spaceship, Interactive Director at Happy Cog, and a technical editor for A List Apart.

Dan writes about design and other issues on Twitter as @danielmall and his industry-recognized site, danielmall.com.

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