Dan Markin

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
My name is Dan Markin and I am a visual artist currently residing in Calgary AB. I graduated from the Alberta College of Art & Design in 2010 with a Bachelor of Design majoring in concept illustration.

Since then I’ve been producing for games of a variety of genres and platforms. I have a passion for creating original settings, and rethinking approaches to existing ones. In an industry that is continuously evolving, I aspire to push the envelope of visual storytelling in innovative and challenging ways.

Work Experience

Icom Productions

Graphic Designer

My work ranges from producing vector graphics, illustrations, storyboards, infographics, motion graphic assets and sales materials. Working closely with clients and programmers alike, I also design interfaces for online courses, internal apps and web portals, as well as material for print media such as brochures and pocket guides.
2012 - Present Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Lead Artist

Developed styleguide, produced all in-game visual assets, designed UI & graphic layout for ipad games Keg Bearer & Musket Smoke (In progress).
2011 - 2012 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Dark Realm Studios


Illustrated profile portrait icons, header image and a logo for the company website.
2011 - 2011 Richmond, British Columbia, Canada


Alberta College Of Art & Design

Bachelor of Design

From my second year onwards, I was accepted into the Visual Communication Design program, which was rigorous to say the least. My foundation was built upon traditional media and core design principals, specializing in character design in my final year.
2006 - 2010 Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Kootenay School Of The Arts (Selkirk College)

Studied drawing and visual design, specializing in ceramics as a stepping stone to a design degree
2005 - 2006 Nelson, British Columbia, Canada


English (Native),


Sketchup, 2D Animation, After Effects, Branding & Visual Identity, Children's Book Illustration, Concept Art, Editorial Illustration, Environment Illustration, Flash, Illustration, Illustrator, Indesign, Motion Graphics , Package Design, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Print Design, Soundbooth, Storyboarding, UI Design , Web Design, ZBrush,