Meet Dan Macleod

Triaster Designer

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Dan is Triaster's designer. He has been working with us since 2000, firstly just on our marketing materials, but since 2005 delivering on the design elements of the Triaster Solution. He is very talented, always delivering something special, especially if given a fairly loose brief. One of his regular conjuring tricks is the Connector, which goes to him as text and jumbled images and comes back looking fantastic. We asked Dan how he does it and this is what he said:

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All designers get a buzz from creating something from nothing and this constantly drives and inspires me. I am never happier than when sitting in front of a blank sheet of paper and a large expresso. Perhaps counter-intuitively, pen and paper is the most important tool for a digital designer - I don't go near the mac until I have sketched everything out and have a clear way forward.

Ultimately I want to understand client's end objectives and create on-brand, utility based material. The simpler the better.

Good designers will be aware of the constantly shifting graphic trends. I try to take as much in everywhere I go - whether it's an art gallery, airport departure lounge or the local greasy spoon. It all helps feed the occasionally intangible process of creating something that just 'looks right'.
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When we were considering the designs for our new front end Dan really helped us to bring these to life, this enabled us to display professional storyboards to our Senior Teams which greatly assisted in deciding the direction that we wanted to take.
Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions

Dan Macleod

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Been working with Triaster since

2000

Before that

Various marketing roles and an internship at a London design agency.

Professionally he is most proud of...

Helping Triaster evolve some of their core products and services and watching them flourish

Hobbies

Cycling, swimming, golf, skiing, cooking

Likes

Bradley Wiggins, Barolo, France, Helvetica Neue Condensed

Dislikes

Lance Armstrong, Oaked Chardonnay, Theme parks, Arial font

Everyone at Triaster will always remember that...

He likes a good cheese board!