Dan Mall is the founder and executive director of SuperFriendly, a design collaborative that brings exquisite creative direction & design to the world’s most interesting and important organizations.
Dan has a passion for playing matchmaker between surprising art direction and intuitive interaction design. A creative director and advisor from Philly, he has worked with clients like Canon, ESPN, Kraft, Quartz, Apple, Google, the New York Times, Microsoft, GE, Crayola, Lucasfilm, and Thomson Reuters.
Dan has extensive experience leading design teams and crafting processes for successful digital work. Before opening SuperFriendly, he worked as Design Director for Brooklyn-based digital creative agency Big Spaceship. Prior to that, Dan was Interactive Director of web design boutique Happy Cog and was one of the founding members of its Philadelphia office. Dan is also a co-founder of Typedia (an encyclopedia for typefaces) and Businessology (a podcast and workshop series teaching designers how to run better businesses).
Dan often speaks at conferences, such as SXSW, An Event Apart, Smashing Conference, Artifact Conference, RWD Summit, Future of Web Design, and FITC, teaching other designers and developers his methodology of how to do better work, and has been invited to serve on award show juries, including the Art Directors Club, .NET Awards, and the Pixel Awards.
Dan has also written for notable design publications like A List Apart and .NET Magazine. Most recently, he has taught advertising at the Miami Ad School, web and graphic design at the University of the Arts, and animation at the School of Visual Arts. Dan regularly consults with design agencies to help whip their design teams into shape.