Dan Erickson

Photographer | Photo Editor | Graphic Designer

Seattle, WA, USA
Photography has been part of my life for 30 years. I focused primarily on traditional black & white, fine art photography early in my career. I am currently involved with photo editing, retouching and manipulation, commercial and photography for social media.

There isn't much I am not interested in when it comes to photography and my skills and experience cover a large range of subjects, styles and mediums. I've used almost every type of camera, from pinhole to large format, although I made the full switch to digital about ten years ago.

Over the past few years I've begun working professionally again and I am excited for new opportunities to use my years of experience in photography and photo editing. I am also working on printing my traditional fine-art, b+w photography using carbon based Giclée printing. I am hoping to exhibit again in the near future.

Work Experience

Essenborn LLC

Founder | Creative Lead and Product Developer

Current Focus: Photography and photo editing. Core Services: Product design and development, photography, photo editing and graphic design. Other services: startup/small business consulting in the areas of crowdfunding, social media and grassroots marketing, branding, product packaging, inventory control and warehouse management.
February 2010 - Present Seattle, Washington, United States

Socially Shaped

Photo Editor and Social Media Manager - Contract

Edit client provided photos for use on Kickstarter, Facebook, Twitter and on website. Create photo and graphics posts to help increase backers for Kickstarter.
June 2015 - July 2015 West Seattle, Washington, United States

Pacific Marketing International

Photo Editor - Contract

Aladdin Gather 2015 Color Ups Project. Colorized photo realistic renderings for a variety of products for Aladdin. Matched color to Pantone and or provided sample color proof. Matched several colors throughout the product line while maintaining accuracy for transparent and opaque rendered products, mostly drinkware and tableware. Project required the following: color matching, image tone adjustments, masking and creating separations for components of the products.
November 2013 - March 2014 Seattle, Washington, United States

Remote Medical International

Lead Photographer and Photo Editor

Lead photographer and photo editor for multiple in-house photography projects. Created a compact and highly capable commercial photo studio for in-house photography. Coordinated and executed all aspects of photography for use in a catalog of medical and rescue products. Developed process for in-house photography for existing and new products which reduced the need for vendor images and improving overall quality and consistency of product photography.
August 2010 - March 2013 Seattle, Washington, United States

Visual Projects Center, Inc

Photo Lab Technician

Production color and black and white printer. Produced high quality custom prints for high profile clientele including National Geographic, Boston Museum of Science, Harold Edgerton and Bradford Washburn.

At the time VPS, Inc. was one of the leading Photo Labs in the US. The company is no longer in business.
April 1988 - September 1989 Pepperell, Massachusetts, United States


Rhode Island School Of Photography

Placed scholastic top ten percent in both years of study. 3.5 GPA.

First year major: Commercial Photography.
Second year major: Color and Black and White Photo Lab.
September 1987 - June 1989 Providence, Rhode Island, United States


35mm Film And Digital, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop, Archival Printing Digital And Traditional, Commercial Photography, Environmental And Social Issue Photography, Fine Art Black And White Photography, Graphic Design, Large Format Film, Logo Design, Logo Design, Macro Photography, Marketing, Medium Format Film, Nature Photography, Photo Editing, Photo Manipulation, Photo Restoration, Photo Retouching, Photojournalism, Product Design, Product Development, Scenic And Landscape Photography, Social Media, Traditional Darkroom Color And Black + White,

Published Work

Remote Medical International, Catalog Volume 1, 2011 - Studio photography for catalog 'section starters' and product photos for hundreds of medical products.

Eastern Mountain Sports, Fall 1992 Catalog - Cover photo for catalog

Outdoor Photographer, February 1991 issue, Title photo for article named "Shoot to Sell"


Gallery showing of six limited release, archival black and white photographs at Evolution in Issaquah, Washington.

Showing lasted approximately one year; subjects were various scenes with prints ranging from 8”x10” to 16”x20”. Sold four out of the six pieces shown.