Dan Fergus holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and a master of fine arts in interactive design from the University of Minnesota College of Design.
From 1990 to 2011, Dan taught drawing, traditional illustration, computer illustration, interactive design, multimedia and web design at Brown College (formerly Brown Institute). In 2011 Dan was appointed Assistant Professor of Multimedia in the Mass Communications department at St. Cloud State University.
In addition to teaching, Dan works as a freelance artist, illustrator, designer and consultant. He offers a variety of services: illustration, graphic design, commissioned art, photography, Web design, animation, interactive design and video editing. Dan is skilled in the use of traditional media—watercolor, acrylic, oil, gouache, color pencil, and ink—as well as digital applications including Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, After Effects, Premiere, and Dreamweaver. Clients have included Concordia Publishing (Happy Times magazine), Augsburg Fortress (Parish Teacher magazine), the University of Minnesota College of Bio-Chemistry, Urban Ventures, Supernatural Graphics, Polaris, Greenfire Digital, People Responding In Social Ministry, Minnesota Youth Soccer Association, Park Avenue United Methodist Church, the Banyan Community, and many other small businesses and individuals.
Dan has many diverse interests—he loves baseball (his favorite team is the Yankees) and is also a big boat nerd (specifically Great Lakes freighters). Dan likes to cook and to garden. He enjoys reading books on science, philosophy and theology (his favorite author is C. S. Lewis). Originally from the east coast (Boston and New York), Dan has lived in Minnesota since 1989. These days he, his wife Julie, and their two daughters Rachel & Eliana, all live in a little house in Minneapolis along with their dog Odin and cat Cuddleglum.
Feel free to contact Dan in order to hire him, purchase art, or simply comment on the work shown on this site.