DAN YOUMANS (yo-menz): Born in Minneapolis, raised in Iowa, Dan Youmans is a midwestern at heart. After graduating in 2000 Dan entered the workforce with a passion for all things printed. While in Des Moines Dan spent time at a few agencies where he sharpened his craft, winning numerous design awards from the Art Director's Association of Iowa. In 2006 Dan decided to make the jump from the midwest to California spending a few years with design firms specializing in multimedia and interactive experiences. Working with clients like Apple, Adobe, Scion, Gravis, Analog, and Gregory to name a few, his work is stronger than ever. Constantly looking for new inspiration, Dan's love of the outdoors, music and films continue to drive his creativity. Dan doesn't subscribe to any particular style, but one that is constantly evolving. His work is fresh and unique and always on target with his clients. When he's not designing for the masses, Dan resides in the Bay Area with his amazing wife Sara and their little Jack Russell, Bailey.

Points of Inspiration

Music

  • Radiohead
  • Kings of Leon
  • U2
  • Hillsong United
  • Sigur Ros
  • Tv on the Radio
  • The Arcade Fire
  • The Envy Corps
  • Johnny Cash
  • Sufjan Stevens

Literature

  • The Bible - God
  • The Shack - Paul Young
  • The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkein
  • Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
  • Band of Brothers - Stephen Ambrose
  • Mere Christianity - C.S. Lewis
  • Blue Like Jazz - Donald Miller
  • Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut
  • 1984 - George Orwell
  • The Lost Contient - Bill Bryson

Film

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Vertigo
  • Memento
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • Heima
  • No Country for Old Men
  • Citizen Kane
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Lord of the Rings Trilogy