Dan Behrens

Interactive Art Director

Work Experience

GoKart Labs

Interactive Art Director

GoKart Labs specializes in concepting, prototyping and fully developing web applications into full fledged online businesses as well as providing a full menu of interactive services to a diverse range of clientele.
February 2008 -

Nanastreak

Owner / Creative Director

The label I do freelance work under with a small network of freelance designers and programmers who specialize in interactive design / development, music and dvd packaging, brand identity and all other things pretty.
January 2006 -

Door C - Carlson Marketing

Senior Interactive Designer

Door C, the global creative/interactive arm of carlson marketing worldwide (cmw). Total of 300 creative-interactive team in mpls, detroit, nyc, atlanta, toronto, london & bristol, uk; sydney, australia. brand identity, design, all things interactive, online marketing and mobile, broadcast/video, advertising, guerrilla, viral, trade campaigns, employee and organizational branding/engagement.
July 2007 - February 2008

Greer And Associates

Senior Interactive Designer

Part of a 3-person interactive department. Projects included small brochure sites for startup to medium companies.

Clients: Airforce Nutrisoda, Cambria, Rollerblade, Rudolph's Ribs
January 2007 - July 2007

Kamper Brands

Art Director / Senior Designer

Helped start and develop full-service branding agency, growing the company from 2 to 13 employees in 5 years. developed full branding campaigns including identity systems, brochures, websites, outdoor and indoor signage, advertising campaigns, tv commercials.

Clients: Lunds/Byerlys, Cub Foods, Ecolab, Saint Jude Medical, District Energy
June 2002 - December 2006

Education

Art Institutes International

2000 - 2002 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Minneapolis Community And Technical College

2001 - 2002 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Albert Lea High School

1996 - 1999 Albert Lea, Minnesota, United States

Awards

Adfed

Silver

2008

Adfed

Bronze

2008

Webby Awards

best home / welcome page

2008

Echo Awards

5th Place

2008

W3 Awards

best home page / micro site

2008

Rockport Publishers

Best of Brochure Design 9

2006

Rockport Publishers

Best of Brochure Design 8

2005

Rockport Publishers

Best of Brochure Design 8

2005

Skills

Front End Development, Graphic Design, Interactive Design, Interface Design,

Additional Information

Software Proficiency: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Flash

Programming Basics: css/xhtml, Action Script, PHP (editing)