Dan Fergus is an artist, designer, writer and educator.
Dan works as a freelance artist, illustrator, designer and consultant. He offers a variety of services: illustration, graphic design, commissioned art, photography, Web design, animation, interactive design and videography/editing. Dan is skilled in the use of traditional media—watercolor, acrylic, oil, gouache, color pencil, and ink—as well as digital applications including Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere, and Dreamweaver. Clients have included Hilltopper Electric Bikes, Concordia Publishing (Happy Times magazine), Augsburg Fortress (Parish Teacher magazine), Cabin Life and Cabin Living Magazines, the University of Minnesota College of Bio-Chemistry, Urban Ventures, Supernatural Graphics, Polaris, People Responding In Social Ministry, Minnesota Youth Soccer Association, the Banyan Community, and many other small businesses and individuals.
From 1990 to 2011, Dan taught drawing, traditional illustration, computer illustration, interactive design, video editing, multimedia, Web design, photography, and art history at Brown Institute/College. From 2011–2017 Dan was an assistant professor of Multimedia in the Mass Communications department at St. Cloud State University. Currently Dan is an adjunct professor of art at Northwestern University, St. Paul (Minnesota).
Originally from the east coast (Boston and New York), Dan has lived in Minnesota since 1989. These days he, his wife Julie, and their two daughters Rachel & Eliana, all live in a little house in Minneapolis along with their dog Odin, cats Cuddleglum and Pippin, and rabbit Acorn.