Design Shark
Design Portfolio of Dan Blessing

The Man Behind The Shark


My name is Dan Blessing and since the age of five, creative juices were running through my veins. When I wasn't eating, I was putting my imagination on paper. Drawing the likes of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Power Rangers and made up super heroes, like "Shark Man".

Fast forward to present day, I am a more evolved creative thinker and graphic designer who graduated with my bachelor’s degree in graphic design in 2008 from Clarion University of PA. I take pride in helping clients meet their creative goals with precise planning and execution. My focus is Logo & brand identity Design. I have a passion and experience in both, sports & corporate branding.


Since the inception of Design Shark™ in 2013, I have brainstormed for over a year to come up with a logo and identity to best compliment what I want my brand to stand for. I wanted to create a visual system that portrays my personality and the way I conduct myself professionally.

On the surface of my brand choice, sharks have always fascinated me since I was young so it was only fitting to create my identity by integrating these majestic creatures with my brand. On a deeper level, aside from being the apex predator in the ocean, shark is also defined as ‘one who excels greatly especially in a particular field.’ (Merriam-Webster Dictionary) They are relentless and precise animals as they swim and attack their prey. I want my brand to portray my professionalism and the fact that I am relentless and will use precision to execute a design project to fit the client’s particular needs to perfection.