Dan Poynor

Designer / Developer / Director

Current Status: Available for hire! |

(512) 694-2668

De-risk your next project with a proven designer + developer. Degreed, certified, validated, and tons of amazing experience. I’m a multidisciplinary designer with 20+ years experience working in print and interactive mediums. My work ranges from projects for global companies such as AOL, Cisco, HP, and Yahoo to projects for growing startups such as BusinesSuites, Insightly, LeadsCon, and Storm Ventures.

About Me

External References

Professional Recognitions

  • BFA in Visual Communications,
    California Institute of the Arts
  • Webmaster Certification, UC Berkeley
  • Linux Admin Certification, UC Berkeley
  • Marketing Certification (incomplete), UC Berkeley
  • Microsoft MTA: HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals
  • Meta (Facebook) Front-End React Developer Certificate
  • Stripe Certified Associate Developer
  • Stripe Certified Professional Developer
  • TeamTreehouse Full Stack JavaScript Certification
  • TeamTreehouse Front End Web Development Certification
  • TeamTreehouse Python Developer Certification
  • TeamTreehouse Data Analysis Certification
  • Splunk Core Certified User
  • Splunk Core Certified Power User
  • Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) - Photoshop
  • Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) - Illustrator
  • Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) - Acrobat
  • Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) - Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) - Flash (Animate)
  • Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) - InDesign
  • NGINX Fundamentals Certification

Some certifications can be verified at these links:

Summary (100 words)

Dan Poynor, an Austin-based multidisciplinary designer, excels in print and interactive media. His portfolio spans global giants like AOL, Cisco, HP, and Yahoo, as well as dynamic startups such as BusinesSuites, Insightly, LeadsCon, and Storm Ventures. Dan’s design philosophy centers on mastering a medium and delivering impactful messaging. With exceptional skills in production, design, and management honed over years of experience, Dan consistently surpasses goals and optimizes project outcomes.


Dan Poynor is a seasoned multidisciplinary designer based in Austin, Texas, with over two decades of experience in print and interactive media. His diverse portfolio spans projects for renowned global technology giants such as AOL, Cisco, HP, and Yahoo, as well as collaborations with innovative startups like BusinesSuites, Insightly, LeadsCon, and Storm Ventures.

Graduating from the California Institute of the Arts with a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Communications in 1990, Dan embarked on his journey by undertaking internships in Holland and honing his skills as a junior graphic designer in Hollywood. With the advent of new media and the internet in the ’90s, he relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area, embracing cutting-edge communication platforms and working in both analog and digital environments. Notably, he contributed to projects as significant as the brand identity for the European Union.

Dan’s definition of design centers on the ability to control a medium and deliver thoughtful, responsive messaging that communicates effectively. Over the years, he has developed exceptional skills for all aspects of production, design, and management in both print and interactive realms.