Dan Evans is a designer whose professional experience spans across print, environmental graphics, identity, advertising, packaging, and interactive design. He is also a visual artist working in theater with a special interest in site-specific performance and installation work. He holds a BFA in Communication Design from The Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design and an MFA in Design & Production for Theater from California Institute of the Arts. He has also taught design courses at the Otis Art Institute and Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles.
His theater collaborators include The Center for New Performance and Collage Dance Theater, with productions at REDCAT, Daryl Roth (NYC), and The University of Rochester. For several years, he has designed the awards ceremony and motion graphics for the Sundance Film Festival, and recently he created the design direction for motion graphics used in the Broadway musical, “Rocky.” Dan‘s multi-disciplinary approach to design was formed early, under the mentorship of designer Deborah Sussman. His work has been published in How, Graphis, Interior Design, American Theater, Graphic Design USA, and has been honored by Time Magazine, the Society for Environmental Graphic Design, the Lester Horton Dance Awards, AIGA, and the James Beard Foundation.
“Design is design… independent of medium, style, function, or audience. Designers of every type share a fundamental language which we can always rely upon to help us solve problems, to communicate more effectively, to inspire and engage, and to transcend boundaries. This way of approaching the world is at the core of my work as a professional designer and a teacher.”