Daniel Chen, Vice President-Creative Director, Garage Branding

“Daniel brings a great deal of passion and fresh thinking to brands. He is conceptual, current, and strategic. During the brief period of time he was at Garage he oversaw huge programs that included logo development, marketing, photography, design and web media. He’s a pleasure to work with and brings much to the table. On a personal level, he is a kind soul and cares greatly about his co-workers, clients and for those who work for him.”

~ Denzil Strickland, President, Garage Branding (Colleague)

“March 28, 2011 To Whom It May Concern: I am writing to wholeheartedly endorse Daniel Chen for the position of Senior Creative Director. I met Daniel last summer when we hired him as Vice President, Creative Director at our Agency, Garage Branding, in Winston Salem, NC. Under his supervision, he elevated our creative product and worked seamlessly internally and with all clients. Daniel thoughtfully guided our work on multiple consumer touch points, including packaging, web design, online advertising, point-of-sale, retailer presentations and collateral. Daniel is a unique blend of smart, strategic thinking and creative talent. He has wonderful taste and runs a photo shoot with a discerning eye and unlimited energy. He also has a terrific skill for identifying and developing young talent. The staff he personally built to support him developed an enjoyable relationship with Dan and with each other. On a personal level, Daniel is a kind, caring friend to all and brings a productive element of fun to every challenge. He developed good relationship with all of our clients through his confidence and authentic sense of partnership. I am convinced that Daniel will be a great asset to your company as he has been to ours. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or require additional information.”

Chris D. Carlson, Executive Vice President, Account Management 336-509-5913 chris.carlson@garagebranding.com”

“Daniel is one of the most creative and passionate people I have worked with. Daniel always brings new fresh ideas to the table and new ways of solving problems. He has a particular eye for detail, even down the smallest components. He strives for perfection and is just a pleasure to work with. You can’t help but to appreciate working beside him on an everyday basis.”

-Jason Troxier, Web Design/Master, Garage Branding (colleague) reported to me

Owner/Principal Creative Director

“In my over 12 year career as a designer I’ve had the opportunity to work with some of the most distinguished leaders in the field. Of them, Mr. Chen has proven himself to be an asset to any effort that requires stellar thinking and clean, clear execution. It’s been a pleasure to have had the opportunity to collaborate with a designer of this caliber over the years and above all… to have true friend.”

~ Jeff Klein, President, One Hero Creative

“I would recommend Daniel to any company or group. He’s sense of creativeness is amazing. I wish I would have worked under him, I would have learned so much from him. He is a strong, creative director, great sense of design and he is amazing at photo directing. He’s very dependable, easy to work with, great leader, someone who can motivate and shape a staff.”

~ Jose Fernandez, AD More Magazine (colleague)

Daniel Chen, Group Creative Director – Retail Brand Strategy, Photography and Women Catalog Divisions

“Daniel’s passion for his work was always his primary driving force. His ability to push the people around him to achieve their best always ended in a union of great ideas and a solid result. A true artist Daniel uses his artistic vision in combination with the talents of the people around him to achieve a well balanced result that always satisfied his clients.”

~  Adam Sherwin, Operations Manager-Lead Technician, Metal Group Digital
worked indirectly for Daniel at Lands’ End.

“It is my pleasure to recommend Daniel Chen.
I worked with Daniel in my capacity as Director of Photography Operations at Lands’ End. We worked together on various projects for which Dan was responsible for the creative vision.
Daniel distinguished himself with consistently creative ideas, boundless energy, and a willingness to partner with and listen to others.”

Salo Shulman, Director, Photography Operations, Lands’ End
reported to Daniel at Lands’ End

“Dan is an energetic creative with flair. He brings great enthusiasm and unique ideas to every project. His creative thinking is spontaneous and on brand. He’s a risk taker that delivers. His ideas push projects to the next level. He knows how to keep a brand current without damaging its integrity. He is a thoughtful team player that constructs highly creative teams to produce real results. I look forward to working with Dan on projects in the future.”

~ Suanne Delaney, Freelance Art Director, Lands’ End, reported to Daniel at Lands’ End

Daniel Chen, Creative Director

“As Creative Director of Child magazine, Dan created beautiful pages that won numerous awards for photography and design. He has a great eye for new talent, a terrific artistic sensibility, and is a good problem solver. He was extremely collaborative and worked well with the entire staff as well as with photographers and stylists on photo shoots.”

~ Miriam Arond, Editor-in-Chief, Child magazine—Gruner & Jahr USA, Meredith Corp., managed Daniel at Child Magazine

“As the former Fashion Director of Child Magazine..Daniel was one of the most creative and hard working people I have ever worked with…he was truly an inspiration for all of us”

~ Gay Empson, Fashion Director, Working Mother Magazine, worked directly with Daniel at Child Magazine

“Daniel is an amazing tasteful Art Director, very professional and very focus on details and the whole picture
I highly recommend Daniel”

~ Philippe Achard, Owner, Achard & Ass was a consultant or contractor to Daniel at Child Magazine

“Dan is one of the most creative, innovative, talented people I have ever worked with. He is nurturing to his team and has a constant interest in their growth and development while pushing them to be better designers, creative thinkers, and productive creators. He has an appreciation for all types of design which he brings to each and every project like it is his first. Dan is detail-oriented, deliberate, and thoughtful. He is fun, fair, and kind.
I truly miss working with him and hope that one day we will reunite!”

~ Megan Henry, Deputy Art Director, Child Magazine/ Meredith CORP., reported to Daniel at Child Magazine

Daniel Chen, Art Director

“Daniel was great to work with. He challenged the creative process, and pushed new concepts. He has a strong artistic mind, and I learned a lot having him as a Art Director.”

Jacqueline Munz, Designer, Jane Magazine, reported to Daniel at Jane Magazine.

“Dan is warm, nurturing and a smooth communicator with the editors. He boosted my confidence about my abilities and was great to collaborate with. His layouts were always graphically strong and clean. In retrospect, I really learned a lot from him.”

Denise See, Associate Art Director, Jane Magazine, reported to Daniel at Jane Magazine

Daniel Chen, Design Director

“Dan is a star who not only is a superb creative but knows how to cultivate talent as well. He was a pleasure to work with and is someone I hope to collaborate with again. In his role as Art Director of Elegant Bride, we worked closely together to make it a modern, intelligent magazine which, after 3 issues, was nominated by ASME for a national magazine award-the first bridal magazine ever to be given this honor. Although I hired him for his beautiful typography, I soon learned his overall approach to working with a team was truly his greatest asset. As I said, Dan is a star.”

Deborah Moses, President/Creative Director, Moses Media, Inc., managed Daniel at Moses Media Ad Agency.

“As Design Director of Daniel Chen, he is an extraordinary young man. I have seen many examples of his talent and have long been impressed by his diligence and work ethic. Chen and I have worked closely in the art department of Moses Media Inc for nearly 3 years, during which time Chen has been responsible for the creative production on hundreds of projects. Chen provides excellent, consistent design and production work for packaging and print media. He brought to us valuable graphical and design capabilities.
Chen has outstanding organizational skills. He is able to successfully complete multiple tasks with favorable results despite deadline pressure. As part of Elegant Bride project, he developed with new art direction. Chen not only headed the project, he ensured its success by demonstrating leadership abilities that his co-worker both admired and respected. I believe Chen would be an asset to any organization, and he has my strong recommendation.”

Icarus Leung, Art Director, Moses Media and Elegant Bride Magazine, reported to Daniel at Elegant Bride magazine.

“Dan was a great mentor, incredible designer and always such a true professional. I really enjoyed working with him on Elegant Bride and truly hope I have an opportunity again to work with him in the future. His talent for typography is some of the best I have come across and his taste level is exceptional. What also is great about Dan is he has so much enthusiasm for his work- everyone around him strives to do the best they can to make the creative as beautiful as he does.”

~  Judy Anekal, Sr. Art Buyer & Photography Producer, Editorial Production Director for Elegant Bride Magazne, Moses Media, reported to Daniel at Elegant Bride Magazine.