LEAD Marketing

Dan Gardiner Senior Designer at LEAD

Dan’s extensive experience includes expertise in commercial and advertising art design and includes work on clients within a variety of industries including retail, entertainment and business to business. He is extremely knowledgeable in graphic, web, prepress and desktop publishing software and process and is ACE certified in InDesign and Photoshop. He can design for all platforms including video, photography, web development, television, radio, mobile, digital, out of home and print.



Where I’m from: Texas Originally but I’ve been in Grand Rapids for 20 years

Where I went to school: Austin

What I do: Layout and Design Creative projects and make them look all nice and stuff.

My Ideal…

Project: Design and develop a brand identity from Logo development to collateral material reinforcing that brand and its identity across all types of medium.

Client: Any and all.

My Favorite…

Quote: “I drank what?” – Socrates or “A little nonsense now and then is relished among the wisest men.” – Gene Wilder in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Pastime: I like camping, backpacking, Kayaking, listening to music and going to concerts, playing pool league, and whatever my wife wants to do.

I like…

An Insight: Choke up on the bat.

Someone who has influenced my professional career: Everyone I’ve ever worked with for better or worse.

An out-of-the-box solution: Don’t get in the box.

Did you know…

When I was ten: When I was ten my grandma would tease me because I had more gray hair than her.

I’m a LEADer because…

Skills: Mad. ACE Certified in Indesign and Photoshop and multiple Regional Awards for Design and Development.

Attitude: Positive.

What’s your goal?