This is the first in a series of 6 posts that hopes to bring some promising local grads and current students to the attention of the larger business community.
DAN MACDONALD: A comic book illustrator with an entrepreneur’s instinct for the kill.
EDUCATION: BComm from U Vic
SKILLS: Illustrator, fashion and jewelry creator, entrepreneur
CURRENT COMPANY: Dead Celebrities
When Dan was 17 he got the gig of every teenage comic book lovers dream: a summer internship in LA with the legendary comic mogul Marc Silvestri at Top Cow Productions.
Appreciating that his idol was also an astute business owner convinced Dan to get a business degree, which he recently completed at U Vic’s renowned Gustavson School of Business.
While still a student, he formed his own company, Dead Celebrities, which pairs his own illustrative art with high-end T-shirts on an e-commerce platform.
The peak for his business happened a few weeks ago when the Charlie Sheen explosion got all over us. Dan’s entrepreneurial mindset kicked in and he responded with a limited edition T that perfectly captured the mood of the week.
Dan’s a doer. He takes business art, fashion and pop culture, throws them in a blender and hits Liquify.
UPDATE: On October 3, 2011, Dan started full-time with Spring Advertising in Vancouver after a successful internship with DDB Vancouver!