I'm Dan.

A Chicago-based UX designer who loves uncovering behavioral insights to create intuitive interfaces. Before learning the ropes at DESIGNATION, I built empathy while working in the mental health field and crafted business strategy while working in marketing. I enjoy learning new skills and collaborating with teammates and users to put them into practice.

When I’m not designing wireframes, I like trying bizarre foods, attending dive bar trivia nights, playing guitar, and getting lost in the backcountry.


The team at RentHub was lucky to be able to leverage Daniel's passion and insight for a new product concept. He put a considerable amount of thought and detail into learning about the users, prototyping our opportunities, and testing their behaviors. We hope to work with him again in the future!"

Kelli Niewohner
Product Manager at RentHub

Daniel worked on a three week UX project to help Pyroweb better service its customers by providing a new digital experience. The amount of designing, testing and iterating that he and his team were able to accomplish in three weeks was impressive. On top of the impressive work, we had weekly design sprint meetings in which the team was able to clearly communicate key learnings and next steps to me and my team. The deliverables exceeded my expectations and I look forward to implementing the team's ideas. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Daniel, felt he brought experience and professionalism to the project, and am confident that he would make an excellent addition to any team."

Marco Alcala
Co-Founder and Project Manager at PyroWeb

One of the best decisions I have made as a manager is hiring Dan. From his first day at Yesmail, he made himself indispensable to the organization. Dan played an instrumental role in re-building our website from the ground up, using only internal resources. He took the comprehensive competitive analysis we had conducted, defined our marketing goals and developed completely new website wireframes focused on helping us achieve our business objective of higher landing page conversion rate through a focus on usability. As a result, our resource landing page conversion rate increased by 16% YoY, our campaign landing page conversion rate increased by 24% YoY, our newsletter conversion rate DOUBLED and our Contact Us form conversion rate increased by 111%. "

Ivy Shtereva
Director of Marketing at Yes Lifecycle Marketing