Born and raised around the swamps and beaches of South Florida, Dan McCauley moved to the LA area just over three years ago to continue his career as a Graphic Designer and Artist. With pencil in hand at a very early age, he was drawing animals, dinosaurs, original characters or heroes and villains from action comics. Eventually, this inclination lead Dan to attend The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale to study Graphic Arts, graduating with honors and awarded Best Portfolio from both the Associate’s and Bachelor’s degree programs.
“When Upperatus approached me with the idea of creating a shirt for Heal the Bay, I knew it was great fit! I was in right away. Being given a large amount of creative freedom and being able to work within the company of good people – for a good cause – is why I continue to do what I do.”
Dan’s work is often socially or politically relevant, and at times a result of visual exploration through various mediums. Largely inspired by early punk and hip hop music, war-time propaganda and any means of do-it-yourself creation, he mainly works with hand cut stencils, spray paint, a computer, and some self-made screen printing equipment.