Graphic Designer & Web Developer
Dan began his career as a program manager for non-profit organizations, specializing in program design, implementation, and grant writing. Seeing a need for better graphic design and user experiences on the web, Dan began designing websites professionally in 2008. After working for other design firms, Dan started Hatchback Creative in 2012 to combine his marketing experience with his technical skills in graphic design and web development. Since then, Dan has built dozens of brands, and worked on over 100 websites with a specialty in developing custom WordPress sites that look great, perform well on mobile devices, and are easy to manage.
In 2013, Dan was recruited to be a business coach with the Tahoe Tactical Team, a federally-funded grant program coordinated by the Tahoe Chamber of Commerce, which assists middle and low-income business owners in South Lake Tahoe. As a business coach, Dan coaches businesses on branding, design, SEO, and marketing. In 2015, Dan became a business coach for a similar program, the Sierra Small Business Development Center (SBDC), coordinated by Sierra Business Council.
- Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop
- Responsive Web Design techniques
- WordPress theme and plugin development.
- Search engine optimization (SEO)
- Writing, content strategy, marketing, social media strategy, and communications
Brooke graduated from Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO obtaining a degree in Graphic Design with a marketing emphasis. She is passionate about creating designs that help establish brand identity. Her artistic eye allows her focus on unique iconography while her interest in advertising and marketing help her develop strategies that lead to successful client relationships. Brooke lives in South Lake Tahoe, where she continues to adventure in the outdoors while pursuing design work and build her portfolio. She continues to explore new creative outlets as it allows her to inspire others and be inspired. Brooke’s skills include Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, presentation strategy, and social media content.