Hi, my name is Dan and

I love a good design challenge

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TurboPatent

A web application workflow suite that assists Patent Attorneys in the Drafting and Prosecution of Patent Applications.

View app in itunes

Snappt

A mobile application designed to help users convert whiteboard diagrams into digital form using optical shape recognition technology.

Amazon Local

A daily deals website and mobile app helping to connect customers to local businesses within the Amazon ecosystem.

View Prototype

Travel Cribbage Board

One of many wood projects I have designed and built in my spare time. Cribbage is a card game which uses a physical board in order to track points.

Some recent projects

dan@danshank.com

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Seattle, WA.  Likely getting wet

Where I can be found

I firmly believe in a cross-disciplined approach to Design.  My background is a mix of computer science, quality assurance, user research, product management, interaction design, and woodworking.  This range of experience helps me apply a broader understanding when confronted with design challenges as well as allows me to be a more versatile team member.


I love problem solving. I enjoy the challenge of making an intuitive and delightful experience that fits within the constraints of the technology, patterns, and timeframe that I am given.


I love learning from those around me and working within a mentoring environment. I have been blessed to work with many wonderful folks in the past that have helped me become a better designer and communicator and so I enjoy opportunities to give back in the same fashion.

Favorite tools

- Whiteboards

- Axure

- Seriously, I really like Axure

- Github

- Chop Saw

Favorite designs

- GPS Nav in my 2005 Honda Accord

- MLB At Bat iPhone app (Go Giants!)

- Steam website + desktop app + iPhone app

- Specialtys online/tablet ordering interface

- TurboTax web app

A little about me

A few of my favorites