About me

Hi, I'm Dan and I'm a freelance graphic designer based in London, specialising in digital and interaction design. 

I now have almost ten years' experience, working alongside some of the best people in the industry. Before starting to freelance through my company, Collier Design, I spent five years at world-renowned agencies, Agency Republic and Syzygy, working with large international brands like O2, Mazda and Green & Black's. Since then, I've been lucky enough to work with a range of clients, including M&C Saatchi, Work Club, ELSE, Ideas Made, Poke and Weir + Wong. I have also spent three years working with Lloyds Banking Group to improve internet banking for customers of Lloyds Bank, Halifax and Bank of Scotland.

My work has been featured in many international design publications and exhibitions. In 2011, one of my projects, Typographic Links, was on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York as part of the brilliant Talk To Me exhibition. I was named Best New Blood in 2007 by D&AD and have had work shortlisted for other awards, including the Cannes Cyber Lions in 2008.

I graduated from the University of Lincoln in 2007 with a First Class BA (Hons) in Graphic Design. I still hold strong links with the course and have been invited back to lecture and work on projects with the students on a number of occasions. I am also a fellow of the Lincoln Société de Design Typographique.

Away from design, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Ann-Marie and our 1-year-old son, Joshua. I'm also a long-suffering season ticket holder at Luton Town Football Club and until 2007, I ran the HatterNet fans' website for seven years. 

Thank you for taking the time to visit my website and look through my work. If you have any ideas, projects or opportunities you'd like to discuss, please get in touch.

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D&AD Best New Blood 2007

D&AD Best New Blood 2007

Talk To Me at MOMA in 2011

Talk To Me at MOMA in 2011

Awards
Thomas Parker Award 2013
IAB Creative Showcase Dec 2009 — Runner Up
Cannes Cyber Lions 2008 — Finalist
D&AD Best New Blood 2007

Clients worked with
Accenture, Adidas, AutoVista, Avis, Baileys, Ballantine's, Bank of Scotland, Barclays Wealth, BBC, Bell's Whiskey, Bushmills, Capp, Convention on Modern Liberty, UK Department for Work and Pensions, DHL, Diageo, Gordon's Gin, Green & Black's, Halifax, Hovis, Ideas Made, Jose Cuervo, Kret, Lloyds Bank, Lloyds Banking Group, London 2012 Olympics, Macleans, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Morgan's Spiced, NHS/UK Department of Health, O2, Old El Paso, Royal Air Force, Royal Albert Hall, S7 Airlines, Samsung Mobile, Shvabe, Smirnoff, Sony PlayStation, The Glassmill, Yota.

Exhibitions
Talk To Me, MoMA, New York (2011)
D&AD New Blood, London (2007)
The Show 07, Lincoln (2007)

Publications
Beyond Contemporary Art (October 2012) Vivays
Science (December 2011) AAAS
Visual Complexity (July 2011) Princeton
Talk To Me (July 2011) MoMA
Fully Booked (May 2008) Die Gestalten Verlag
Idea Idea magazine (May 2008) (China)
M.Style magazine (March 2008) (China)

Featured
FormFiftyFive, FFFFound!, Visual Complexity, D&AD Talentpool, The Serif, Design Boom, One Floor Up, Printeresting, Core77, .Cent Magazine, Bien Bien Bien (Fr), Designer Blog (It), Design Flux (SK), Hi-id (Ch), Gjol (Es), Le Territoire De Sens (Ca), Magenta Links, Micrographic blog (Es), Microsiervos (Es), Publication Design (Au), Straightline (Jp).