My name is Dan Dinsmore 

Born and raised in the vast expanse of neighborhood developments that is southern NJ, this little ginger inevitably spent his days pretending to skateboard, playing guitar, and covering everything I owned in sharpie. Here is a brief history of my journey to a career in graphic design and how I owe it all to the humble sharpie marker. 

I loved baseball and played little league for a few years, so naturally I had to draw every baseball logo 1,000 times. The fun did not end there, I took to forging autographs on my baseball cards solely for my own pleasure.

Then I moved on to a brief skateboarding stint. I had to sharpie pretend stickers and logos onto my skateboard and Kohls brand skate shoes because I obviously wasn't allowed to shop at a skate shop, nor did I have the skill to warrant it. Nothing epitomized cool like the spitfire logo.

Finally, I moved on to playing guitar and eventually drums. You better bet that first guitar was painted, covered in sharpie, and stickered to hell and back within days of getting it (at this point I could drive to the places that sold cool stickers). 

So after all this, it only made sense that graphic design was the path for me. After four enlightening years and a boatload of cash spent at PhilaU, I started doing this thing for real. I have experience in both small in-house creative departments as well as large pharmaceutical agencies. I am always interested in freelance work as well. For a better look at my experience, my resume is available if you click that big button below. I can be reached at dandinsmoredesign@gmail.com or at 856.979.4946.

 

Things that I love

  Vinyl. These things are damn heavy to move, but they're worth it.

 Vinyl. These things are damn heavy to move, but they're worth it.

 N64. Yes, I absolutely will beat you at Mario Kart, Smash Bros, and F-Zero X.

N64. Yes, I absolutely will beat you at Mario Kart, Smash Bros, and F-Zero X.

  Drums. You hit things and it's called music, where can you go wrong?

 Drums. You hit things and it's called music, where can you go wrong?

  The classics.   Whether that's     Vans,   Bodoni, Levi's, a Fender Telecaster, or a pair of Wayfarers, it feels good to take part in timeless design. 

The classics. Whether that's Vans, Bodoni, Levi's, a Fender Telecaster, or a pair of Wayfarers, it feels good to take part in timeless design. 

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