Words and vision.


I am a writer, digital marketing consultant, and graphic designer living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. With skills gained from an M.S. in New Media Management from Duquesne University, a background in visual art and journalism, and several years of freelance experience, I possess a unique set of skills including copywriting, creative strategy, SEO, strategic marketing planning, and audience research. Visit my portfolio or view my CV to learn more about what I can offer your team as an employee or contractor.
If you let me be a part of your organization, I can promise hard work, creativity, and a diligent focus on each project's core goals. To learn more about me and what I can offer your firm, contact me or connect with me on Linkedin and Twitter. I'm very excited to show you what I can do.

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5-30: Bees, Graffiti, and my life in 2017

Hey all, sorry I've been so absent from this site for such a long time (I doubt that anyone was eagerly anticipating my return, but just in case). So far, 2017 has been a great year filled with positive change.

For one thing, I'm a beekeeper now! Back in October, a buddy of mine invited me to an introductory beekeeping workshop sponsored by Burgh Bees, an awesome community apiary based in Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood. After one day-long class, I was hooked on the idea of becoming a beekeeper. Following some Christmas gifts of Langsroth Hive parts, a bit more studying, and the purchase of a nuclear colony back in late April, I set up my hive down at Burgh Bees bout six weeks ago, and they are thriving. Following my many failed attempts at raising a convincing garden and my apartment's prohibition on pets, I am more than happy to have my bees as a little bit of nature under my care. Oh, and honey. Let me know if you want some honey.

My hive, disassembled.

Also, I'm excited to announce my new online endeavor, the Pittsburgh Graffiti Project. For probably a couple years now I've been rolling the idea of an interactive regional graffiti catalogue around in my head, but it wasn't until about two months ago that I actually started going anywhere with it. After setting up a Twitter account that I will continue to use as the nerve center of the project and nexus for submissions, I set up a neat little page to display all the tags I'm compiling. You'll see of course, that it's presently not too much more than a few placeholder pages, but soon I will be uploading all of my favorite tags found around Pittsburgh. I'm sure I'm far from the first person to come up with this idea or for that matter even do this in Pittsburgh (no, I haven't really checked), but I'm pretty bloody excited to finally follow through on an idea that's been gathering dust in my head for quite some time now.

That's all for now, but I do plan on getting back in the habit of updating this site more regularly, at least not with a year and change between posts. Check it out soon for more content from my various projects, as well as more work samples.

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Daniel Hanson

Words and vision.


I am a writer, digital marketing consultant, and graphic designer living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. With skills gained from an M.S. in New Media Management from Duquesne University, a background in visual art and journalism, and several years of freelance experience, I posess a unique set of skills including copywriting, creative strategy, SEO, strategic marketing planning, and audience research. Visit my portfolio or view my CV to learn more about what I can offer your team as an employee or contractor.
If you let me be a part of your organization, I can promise hard work, creativity, and a diligent focus on each project's core goals. To learn more about me and what I can offer your firm, contact me or connect with me on Linkedin and Twitter. I'm very excited to show you what I can do.

Blog


5-30: Bees, Graffiti, and my life in 2017

Hey all, sorry I've been so absent from this site for such a long time (I doubt that anyone was eagerly anticipating my return, but just in case). So far, 2017 has been a great year filled with positive change.

For one thing, I'm a beekeeper now! Back in October, a buddy of mine invited me to an introductory beekeeping workshop sponsored by Burgh Bees, an awesome community apiary based in Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood. After one day-long class, I was hooked on the idea of becoming a beekeeper. Following some Christmas gifts of Langsroth Hive parts, a bit more studying, and the purchase of a nuclear colony back in late April, I set up my hive down at Burgh Bees bout six weeks ago, and they are thriving. Following my many failed attempts at raising a convincing garden and my apartment's prohibition on pets, I am more than happy to have my bees as a little bit of nature under my care. Oh, and honey. Let me know if you want some honey.

My hive, disassembled.

Also, I'm excited to announce my new online endeavor, the Pittsburgh Graffiti Project. For probably a couple years now I've been rolling the idea of an interactive regional graffiti catalogue around in my head, but it wasn't until about two months ago that I actually started going anywhere with it. After setting up a Twitter account that I will continue to use as the nerve center of the project and nexus for submissions, I set up a neat little page to display all the tags I'm compiling. You'll see of course, that it's presently not too much more than a few placeholder pages, but soon I will be uploading all of my favorite tags found around Pittsburgh. I'm sure I'm far from the first person to come up with this idea or for that matter even do this in Pittsburgh (no, I haven't really checked), but I'm pretty bloody excited to finally follow through on an idea that's been gathering dust in my head for quite some time now.

That's all for now, but I do plan on getting back in the habit of updating this site more regularly, at least not with a year and change between posts. Check it out soon for more content from my various projects, as well as more work samples.

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Featured piece: Nathan Englander Kinetic Typography

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This piece was created using Adobe After Effects, and the source audio is from a monologue that short story writer Nathan Englander presented at The Moth in 2010.

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