I bring brands to life.

My name is Dan Rood. I am a creative director, thinker, designer, maker and visual storyteller. I bring brands to life.

For 25+ years I have focused on bringing inspired and effective visual design solutions that engage customers and create real results.

For the past year, I have been freelancing full time working for brands both big and small. Visual communication is my specialty. Need a facelift on an existing brand? Are you a small business just getting started and need a completely new brand, website or collateral? Please check out some examples of my work and contact me to get started!

For eleven years I was part owner and Creative Director of Miller Meiers Design for Communication where I helped develop and shape MM's approach to crafting digital and product experiences. I was involved in all aspects of the agency's Digital Experience business, including creative development and strategy, building and sustaining major client relationships, and leading a multidisciplinary team to develop integrated experiences across the studio's core practice areas. 

I believe in a collaborative approach, creating work that engages and inspires, but also addresses business objectives and moves clients toward their goals. Exceptional design has the ability to meet these objectives, break through the noise, and make a meaningful connection. My work has been recognized both nationally and internationally.

My name is Dan Rood. I am a creative director, thinker, designer, maker and visual storyteller. I am currently available for freelance and consulting. You can see my full work experience below.

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Client Experience

Andrews McMeel Publishing, Anheuser-Bush / ShockTop, Applebee’s, Aventis, Boys & Girls Club, CARSTAR, Cessna Aircraft, City of Lawrence, Complete Tax, CornerBank, Destination Management, Dine Equity, Driven Brands, General Electric, Harvard Business Review Press, Hen House Market, H&R Block, Jet Blue, Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute, Kansas Health Foundation, Kansas Health Institute, King Pharmaceuticals, Kraft Foods, Lenovo, Marion and Henry Bloch Family Foundation, MasterChef, Meineke Car Care Centers, New Frontier Tax and Business Solutions, Pepsi Co., Pilatus Aircraft, QC Holdings, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, Rockwell Collins, Smith Electric Vehicles, Teva Marion Partners, The Olivia Collection, TNT, University of Kansas School of Business, Westar Energy

America Advertising Federation
Prism Awards
Print  - Regional Design Annual
Rockport Publishing
Really Good Logos Explained
Index Book: Basic Brochures
Big Book of Packaging
Logolounge (Volumes: 2, 3, & 9  Master Library: Initial & Crest logos & Animal & Mythology Symbols, Shapes & Symbols Logos)
Digital Graphics Magazine
Platinum PR Awards

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