My name is Dan Shier – young artist, designer, and activist.
This website serves as my creative sandbox, professional online portfolio, and space for wibbly wobbly odds and ends.
Currently living in Regina, Saskatchewan, Shier has completed his Bachelors of Arts in Visual Arts from the University of Regina with a self-declared focus in Print Media and Intermedia. His involvement in campus life included working at the University of Regina Students’ Union as their Senior Graphic Designer and volunteering at the UR Pride Centre for Sexuality and Gender Diversity as their External Relations chair. Shier has recently completed his position with the Students’ Union as their 2012 Welcome Week Festival Coordinator (Sept. 21, 2012).
Shier’s interests include print and digital media, design, photography, technology, marketing, and travel. At a young age, Shier has been immersed in creating digital images using the tools made available to him. Many of his skills are self-learned and fine-tuned through his academic experience. He has produced hundreds of poster designs and several logos for clients, school groups, and non-profit organizations.
Shier uses his skills to benefit the causes he believes in. As a dedicated board member of the UR Pride Centre, he has created and developed a visual identity for the organization over four years of active involvement. The UR Pride Centre has thrived since a rebranding initiative and an increase in programming – all of which required developments of a visual identity that made a presence. In 2012, he finished his term with the centre leaving behind a strong identity and presence on campus and in the community.
Shier has also recently been involved with the Regina Pride Committee, another non-profit group that organizes the annual pride festival for the City of Regina. Briefly sitting as a co-chair, Shier helped with leading the marketing committee – creating a new presence and identity in the city – and, through a course project at the U of R, developed a full business plan for the organization for which to build upon in following years. The plan is intended to bring structure to the organization and help it gain credibility and streamline operations.