Creative for the culture.

My name is Dane.

I'm an award-winning art director at AREA 23, the most creative agency in the world.*

Purpose-driven storytelling.

I wear a lot of hats; I'm a father, a husband, a creative, a first-generation Caribbean-American, and a Black man. I'm also an art supervisor at one of the most awarded agencies this side of earth – AREA 23 – with hopes to continue their storied legacy in the name of equity, diversity, and inclusion for the Black community.

I founded DAP Creative Works about a decade ago, an NYC-based consultancy with a focus on visual branding and design direction. I've had the opportunity to do business with amazing companies like Trip Advisor, Sheraton, Goodwill, and Coca-Cola, but I'm most proud of my collaborations within the community to uplift, support, and spur real change for the people who need it most.

Recent wins:

Silver / Pharma - Cannes Festival 2024
Silver / Industry Craft - Cannes Festival 2024
Silver / Glass Lion for Change - Cannes Festival 2023
Bronze / Lion for Print and Publishing - Cannes Festival 2023
Silver / MM+M Awards 2023
2 Wins / Charity - Packaging and Print / Creative Floors Awards 2023
Bronze / London International Awards 2023
D&AD New Blood Awards 2023 Judge
ONE School Mentor 2022-2023
AREA 23 Agency Pitch Completion Winner 2022

*AREA 23, #1 in the World, The Drum World Creative Rankings 2023



Visual Branding

From a fresh logo and website, to collateral, social, and a style guide to be your brand's foundation long into the future - I do it all.

Design consulting

Need a savvy designer on-call for short or long-term design executions? Reach out.

ART direction

Need someone to help breathe life into your vision and lead you through the design trenches? I can help.

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