Dan Clark

Graphic Design & Art Direction

Sydney, Australia
In Brief
An accomplished, award-winning, conceptual designer with a wealth of experience on the tools both in London and Sydney – creating exciting, strategy-driven, original ideas. Self-motivated with exceptional attention to detail, a strong work ethic, can-do attitude and ability to juggle multiple jobs with tight deadlines. A natural leader, experienced in working on large scale projects with a multi-disciplinary team from concept to delivery.

My Experience
I have been fortunate to work across a diverse portfolio of briefs, from start-ups and local businesses to global brands. Highly adept with Adobe CC – InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator are second nature – from concept to final art – plus I am experienced in various other Adobe CC apps, Sketch, MailChimp etc.

My Skills
With hands-on skills covering concept, strategy, brand design, sketching, typography, storyboarding, brochure and editorial, retouching, mock-ups, packaging, online advertising, EDMs, social, OOH, exhibition, large format, display suites, presentations, and most things in between.

My knowledge is wide-ranging, having designed many different websites and B2B portals plus my experience of print production, proofing, papers, finishing, and binding styles is also extensive. I am experienced producing final art for print and packaging.

Experienced at pitching to clients large and small, I explain ideas clearly, guiding the creative process to achieve results and deliver adventurous, beautifully crafted work that exceeds expectations.

About me
Social and friendly, I love to travel and have visited 50+ countries to date. I am also a keen photographer and enjoy hiking, running, gardening, cooking and a wide variety of cinema and music.

Work Experience


Creative Director

July 2022 - Sydney, Australia


Design Director

April 2019 - July 2022 Sydney, Australia


Freelance Art Director

Working closely with the Creative Director I was responsible for creation of residential / commercial property brand identities, as well as role out of collateral using existing brand assets across both digital and print.
March 2019 - April 2019 Sydney, Australia

Toast Creative

Creative Director

As Creative Art Director, I worked across a diverse portfolio of clients, including luxury property, FMCG packaging, and B2B comms to deliver high-end, award-winning work. I worked closely with Directors, Account Managers, and Strategists, leading my talented design team to craft beautiful brand work across multiple touch points.
June 2017 - February 2019 Sydney, Australia

MHG Design

Creative Director

I managed a design team in a busy studio, with a fast paced team environment. I oversaw studio work from initial ideas, through layout and art working, to making jobs print and web development ready. Go MHG Design!
November 2012 - June 2017 London, United Kingdom

MHG Design

Art Director

September 2008 - November 2012 London, United Kingdom

MHG Design

Senior Graphic Designer

August 2005 - September 2008 London, United Kingdom

Push Thinking

Freelance Graphic Designer

I have worked on a variety of exciting graphics projects for Push including brand books and corporate ID guides.
2008 - 2010 London, United Kingdom

Indigo Press

Graphic Designer

At Indigo Press I was responsible for the design of printed materials from flyers to brochures and everything in between, creating identities for business, bars and clubs, whilst meeting tight deadlines – often going from first design to press and delivery within 24 hours.
June 2003 - July 2005 Southampton, United Kingdom

Matrix Design

Graphic Designer

Responsible for the design of flyers and poster for bars, clubs and restaurants, imposition of artwork for press, passing jobs for colour, logistics of orders, dealing with customer enquiries and deliveries from across the UK.
March 2001 - June 2003 Southampton, United Kingdom

HHC Lewis Marketing And Communications

Graphic Artist

Responsible for creating classifieds, display and small ads for local authority clients including schools, councils and NHS Trusts. Following brand guidelines, using all the tricks to squeeze lengthy copy into small ads. Responsible for setting type, proof reading, creating Cromalins, supply of artwork to printers.
April 2000 - March 2001 Southampton, United Kingdom


Southampton Solent University

Bachelor of Arts, Graphic Design

September 1997 - June 2000 Southampton, United Kingdom

University For The Creative Arts (UCA) - Farnham

Foundation Studies in Art & Design, Art & Design

September 1996 - June 1997 United Kingdom

Strode's College

A Levels, Art and Design – A, Design Realisation – A, Media Studies – C

September 1994 - June 1996 Egham, United Kingdom

Collingwood College

GCSEs, Art – A, Design Technology – A, in total 9 subjects, including Maths and English at grades A to C

September 1990 - June 1994 Camberley, United Kingdom


English (Native),


Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Advertising, Aobe Premiere Pro, Art Direction, Balsamiq, Brochures, Concept Development, Corporate Branding, Corporate Identity, Direct Mail, Flyers, Graphic Design, Illustration, Image Manipulation, Invitations, Layout, MyBalsamiq, OOH Advertising, Posters, Pre-press, QuarkXpress, Sketch, Slack, Stationery Design, Trello, Typography, UI, User Interface Design, Ux, Web Design,