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Dan Anderson Interactive Media
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2018

About Me

Hi there! My name is Dan Anderson and I am a student at Bradley University. I am currently working hard towards a major in Interactive Media with a minor in Graphic Design. I hope to apply what I’ve learned in creating innovative and well-designed websites, applications, and a variety of multimedia projects in my future endeavors.

Since childhood I had never imagined I’d be doing the work I do today. For as long as I can remember I wanted to be an engineer, even going so far as to enroll at Bradley University for their engineering programs. Though a semester of electrical engineering and two semesters of manufacturing engineering, I had ultimately decided it was not a career path that was truly for me.

At a young age I found myself making movies, images and websites, learning Adobe Creative Suite applications, HTML, and CSS. These creative pastimes ultimately drove me to the Interactive Media department, officially declaring an Interactive Media major in the spring of 2016.

I attribute much of my inspiration from friends and family, but I also credit music and the outdoors as huge influences on my work. Some of my favorite music that I tend to find most inspiring include, Mac Demarco, BadBadNotGood, La Femme, and A Tribe Called Quest. I’m also an avid fan of camping, with my favorite location to camp being Peninsula State Park in Door County, Wisconsin. All in all, I hope to further apply these inspirations into my work and I look forward to learning new things and gaining more experience in the future!

Featured Projects


Après

Après

This was a project I had worked on for a Typography course. I was tasked with creating a pixel based font and designing a promotional piece for said font. I sought out to create a font that ultimately felt cozy in nature, I named this font Après. I tried to further solidify this feeling through the imagery presented within the poster.

Noto Sans Poster

Noto Sans Poster

This was a project I had worked on for a Typography course. I was tasked with conducting research and creating a promotional piece on a font of my choosing. I chose Google's Noto Sans and focused my design on Google's efforts to unite all the languages of the world under a uniform typographic style.

Structure

Structure

This was a project I had worked on for a Typography course. In this project I was tasked with creating a promotional piece for the 2017 How Design Conference. This project was segmented between four parts, with each part allowing for use of an additional font size or weight. I was able to experiment heavily with girds and hierarchy through this project.