Dan Mcelhattan III

Dan Mcelhattan III, Cc Professor,media Tech
Dan Mcelhattan III
Cc Professor,media Tech
Media Technologies
Biography 
A nationally recognized designer from Las Vegas, one of the key founders of the local chapter of American Institute for Graphic Arts – Las Vegas Chapter (AIGA), Dan’s award winning work can be seen through out the Las Vegas valley ThreeSquare, MountainView Hospital, Northside Nathans, Bella Vita Restaurant and RocknRollWine.com to name a few. His work was showcased in Business card designs in The Eisner American Museum of Advertising Design in Milwaukee, WI. A highlight of his design career was naming the restaurant Cili for Wolfgang Puck, and designing corporate identities for Arnold Palmer, designing a non-profit identity for inner-city youth basketball camp with Shaq. Developing game packaging for two great cult classic movies; Blade Runner & Dune and writing and directing Maksim Chmerkovskiy (Champion in Dances with the Stars on ABC) in a National Commercial and being asked to lecture and judge the 30th AnnualVisual Communications Exhibition at The University of Arizona (his alma mater).  Dan also convinced Nevada Dance Theatre to change their name to Nevada Ballet Theatre.  He has spent 8 years working with companies like Coca-Cola, Pizza Hut, Westwood Studios, Electronic Arts and his work has been seen on his favorite show, ABC’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition. He is currently working on a project with David Qwong the magician behind the movie Now You See Me, Napa Valley Chocolatier and a famous tequilia maker. (shh I can’t tell you which one, it’s a secret.) He has consulted with Sideout Sport Pro-Beach Volleyball Clothing Line, Billionaire Mafia Mens Clothing Line, LivOn Labs and Spalding. he is a Tenures Professor and is embraking on his 10 years of teaching in 2018-2019.
  • Education

    • Bishop Gorman High School
    • University Of Arizona - BFA
  • License/Professional Credential

    • AIGA Las Vegas - Founding Member 1996/1997
    • AIGA Las Vegas - Board Advisor 1999-2004
    • AIGA/CSN Faculty Advisor for Student Group 2009 - Current
    • 2014 - Las Vegas Top 40 Under 40
    • My Vegas Name Top 100 Men Of Success
    • PSI Seminars - Mens Leadership Graduate C45 November 1997
    • PSI Seminars - Life Success Course (PSI VII) June 1996
    • PSI Seminars - Basic Seminar Graduate - April 1996
    • Work Published in Big Book of Logos 5 (1999)
    • Work Published In American Corporate Identity (1999)
    • Work Published In American Corporate Identity (2002)
    • Work Published In American Corporate Identity (2003)
    • Work Published in The Big Book of NEW design Ideas (2003)
    • Work Published in Book of Design Ideas 3 (2003)
    • The Best of Business Card Design 6 - Blackcoffee Design (2004)
    • Work Published In American Corporate Identity (2004)
    • Work Published In American Corporate Identity (2005)
    • GDUSA - Logo trends Dry Brush Method (2006)
    • Work Published In American Corporate Identity (2006)
    • Work Published In 1,000 Restaurant Bar & Cafe Graphics (2007)
    • Design Matters // Logos 01 v.1 An Essential Primer for Today's Competitive Market (2007) - Capsule
    • Work Published in LogoLounge Book 2 (2007)
    • Work Published in LogoLounge Book 3 (2008)
    • Work Published in Design for Special Events: 500 of Best Logos, Invitations and Graphics (2008)
    • Really Good Logos Explained: Top Design Professionals Critique 500 Logos and Explain What Makes Them Work - Margo Chase, Iran Huges, Ron Miriello, Alex White (2008)
    • Work Published in Big Book of Self-Promotion (2009)
    • Work Published in LogoLounge Master Library Volume 1 (2010) Initials & Crests
    • Work Published in LogoLounge Book 4 (2009)
    • Work Published in LogoLounge Master Library Volume 2 (2010) Animals & Mythology
    • Work Published In Designing for the Greater Good (2010)
    • Work Published in LogoLounge Book 5 (2010)
    • Work Published in LogoLounge Master Library Volume 3 (2011) Shape & Symbols
    • Work Published in LogoLounge Book 6 (2011)
    • Work Published in LogoLounge Master Library Volume 4 (2012) Type & Calligraphy
    • GDUSA - Future of Print Pg 45 2013 - http://www.gdusa.com/surveys/print_design_survey_2013.pdf
    • Work Published in Logo Creed (2013)
    • GDUSA - Print and Paper Have Classic Strengths - Pg 55 2014 //http://gdusa.com/surveys/print_design_survey_2014.pdf
    • Work Published in LogoLounge Book 9 (2015)