Dan is an independent designer with a focus on letters: he draws typefaces, builds fonts, writes about typography, and teaches design, too. In the summer of 2016, he helped organize the first Berlin Type School event. From 2011 through 2016, he was part of the communication design faculty at Braunschweig University of Art. Before that, he spent seven years at Linotype GmbH, now part of Monotype GmbH. First, he wrote copy in the product marketing department. Later, he moved into the font development group. In 2004, Dan co-founded the Offenbach Typostammtisch; similar type meet-ups have since appeared in Basel, Berlin, Hamburg, Saarbrücken, Stockholm, and Zürich.
Although he’s originally from Baltimore, Dan has spent most of his adult life in Germany, and has lived in Berlin since 2009. His BFA in graphic design is from the Rhode Island School of Design; his MA in typeface design is from the University of Reading. His dissertation for a German philosophical doctorate is on track to be submitted in 2018 (please wish him luck!). For a few years between 2003 and 2006, Dan also studied visual communication at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Offenbach.
Photo: Norman Posselt