DAN O COMITE

DESIGNER / EN ROUTE

Charleston, SC, USA
Flowing between work and wander, designing and moving, I create to help give brands a strong voice. While en route, I chase aesthetic insight from all things foreign, smiling longest when surrounded by wild, water or other natural balances.

Work Experience

Jones Knowles Ritchie

Freelance

Building out VBI assets for new and existing agency clients.
January 2018 - March 2018 New York, New York, United States

Chewy

Freelance Designer

April 2018 - June 2018 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

SDCO

Freelance Designer

March 2018 - April 2018 South Carolina, United States

Forge

Freelance Designer

June 2018 - July 2018 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

DOC

Chief Dude

Crafting brand identities, key art, packaging, illustration, custom lettering and visual packages for brands that champion form and function.
2007 - Present United States

Michael Hrizuk Photos

Photo Assistant

2013 - Present United States

BFG Communications

Senior Designer

Multi-faceted campaign creative.

CLIENTS

South Carolina, SC State Parks, Whirlpool, Ace Hardware, Hanes, Lemonic Spirits, Virgil Kaine Whiskey, LG Electronics, Ellios, Ristorante Pizza, Natural American Spirits, SIAA, MelloYello
January 2013 - Present South Carolina, United States

Ogilvy & Mather

Freelance

Teamed up to create; brand style guides, static web pages, interactive sites, logo development, typography explorations, campaign ideation, product refreshes and other identity driven visual packages.

Clients: Qualcomm, Snapdragon, Lifeproof, California Health Benefit Exchange, Nesquik, Tabasco and other OgilvyWest internal communications. Helped re-brand and design the Ogilvy West website to showcase their work.
October 2012 - December 2012 California, United States

Discovery Channel

Designer

Played an integral design roll in support of my senior team at Discovery. Worked on premier Network campaigns; Shark Week, Deadliest Catch, Gold Rush, Frozen Planet, River Monsters, etc.

CLIENTS

Discovery Communications, TLC, Animal Planet, Velocity, Sci Channel, Destination America
June 2011 - October 2012 District of Columbia, United States

Oceans Research

White Shark Project: Field Reseach

I was accepted into a study abroad program with an established Marine research organization in South Africa. The majority of my time was spent working hands on with a world class team of Scientist, Oceanographers, and Mariners on project Great White Shark. My daily tasks included tagging, bait roping, photographing, chumming, and identifying individual great white sharks, preparations for daily chum trips, boat repairs and maintenance, aquarium upkeep, local community education and outreach programs and data collecting.

Most of the work was hands on, gritty and smelling of fish guts. Regardless it was an opportunity of a life time.

The research they are harvesting is interdisciplinary ranging from biological to the socio-economic study of marine resource utilization in Africa's coastal society. Oceans Research specializes in investigating the biology of the marine ecosystem, including sharks, rays, marine mammals and turtles, so they can better advise governmental and non-governmental industry on relevant conservation issues.
2010 - 2011 South Africa

Fort Franklin

Intern Designer

Intern Designer for Fort Franklin a boutique agency located in Boston. My responsibilities included; assisting my Senior AD and Writers helping to produce campaign creative for client focused materials.
June 2010 - September 2010 Massachusetts, United States

NSMC

Intern Graphic Designer

Crafted internal marketing materials for promotions, brand books, and collateral pieces.
June 2009 - September 2009 Massachusetts, United States

Education

Savannah College Of Art And Design (SCAD)

Graphic & Advertising Design

BFA Graphic Design / Advertising
Magna Cum Laude
September 2007 - June 2011 Georgia, United States

Skills

Art Direction, Brand Identity, Editorial, Handlettering, Iconography, Illustration, Print Design, Typography, UI, Ux, Web Design,

VITALS

Outside by land or sea, run, dive, surf, sharks,
observe, shared tables, analog, calculated risks,
guide dog, native, sweat equity, aware

RECOGNITIONS

Adobe Behance / Logo Collection Graphic Design Gallery
SCAD Portfolios / Curated Gallery Featured (x4)
CCI / Graduation Address, Guide Dog Raiser
Sendpoints Publishing Co / Lunar Tides Infographic
Adobe Behance / Branding Served Curated Gallery (x2)
SCAD Alumni Guest Speaker
IHAF / Discovery Creative In-House Agency of Year
SCAD / Magna Cum Laude
One Show / Student Exhibition
ADDY® / Gold Non-Traditional
SCADDY / Gold (x4 Finalist)
Boston Globe / Gold Key
SAA / Best of Show (x3)
Collegiate Sport / 2YR Captain, Nationally Ranked
Academic All-American (x3), DPOY (x3)
Scholarships / Academic, Artistic & Athletic
PCCN, SAA, Cassidy, Vander Els, Lucy Clark Winant

SELECT CLIENTS

Budweiser, Anheuser-Busch, SC Tourism, Whirlpool, Ace Hardware, Virgil Kaine Whiskey, Lemonic Spirits, Whirlpool, GoPro, RJ Reynolds, Qualcomm, MelloYello, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Sci Channel, TLC, Evan Williams, Purell, Covered California, Ellio's Pizza, Evan Williams Whiskey Co.