Hi, I’m Dan Wright. I’m a college student in Vancouver BC, Canada.
On this blog, I record and discuss examples of designs that I think are good sources of inspiration—great design that I want to reference in future projects of my own. The concept behind this is to feed and expose my mind to great design so that my visual vocabulary will be a rich fountain, teeming with fantastic ideas when the time comes to start on one of my own design projects.
As much as I like to highlight some good examples of design, I also react strongly to poor examples of design. I definitely go through a couple rants on this blog.
As you can probably tell from the style of this blog, my taste in design leans towards the clean, minimalistic side of the spectrum, although I do enjoy some complex intricate designs every now and then when they are truly amazing.
My areas of interest in design include company branding, logos, animation, web design, photography and video. I’m also interested in marketing and innovative ways to run companies or deliver customer service. (odd, I know… but with today’s technology, there are a lot of companies doing some interesting things to set themselves apart from their competitors. I just happen to like hearing about them an analyzing them.)
I was born and raised here in Vancouver, so I also have a special passion for local culture and local brands in all industries. I love my country and I love my city.
Some other random facts about me:
- I’m a windows guy, not an apple guy. No big grudge against Apple, I just grew up with Windows products. I was open to and tried using a mac before—didn’t like it.
- Like I said, I’m interested in photography. I like looking at great creative photos, but I also take a lot of photos myself. I prefer Canon over Nikon at the moment. I’ve never really given Nikon a chance, so I might give Nikon a good chance later on some time.
- I love hanging out on the beach and I’ve always wanted to live in a house right on the beach.
- I love riding my motorcycle. I’ve got a 2014 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R ABS. Looks just like the red one below.
I just got this recently. I had a 2010 Kawasaki Ninja 250R before that, which I liked… but this one I love. My favorite ride to take is from downtown Vancouver up to Whistler. The winding bends up to Whistler with scenic road overlooking the water are incredible.
That’s it from me for now. Feel free to browse around my site