Daniel is a creative actively supporting innovative projects that have a positive impact, and making things happen for businesses and young changemakers. He is the recipient of the 40 Under 40 Award in 2018.
After earning a degree in Graphic Design at OCAD University, he completed a certificate in Digital Strategy & Communications Management at the University of Toronto.
As Creative Director and Strategist at his agency Now Creative Group, Daniel works with a team of creatives and strategists to provide creative and marketing services to startups, businesses and non-profits. He also produces original content and podcasts through Now Content Studio. The agency’s clients range from startups to TELUS and CIBC. Now has received a Social Good Design Award and a most recently, a Business Excellence Award.
Daniel is passionate about helping others to create social change. After travelling to developing countries as a student, he founded a nonprofit organization to help children in the developing world receive an education and to empower local youth to become leaders. Today, ACCESS supports youth who are creating their own projects and organizations for positive social change, and offers mentorship and grants as ACCESS Innovation.
Daniel has spoken at a variety of events, conferences and workshops within the Toronto startup scene and non-profit sector. He has also mentored students from high school to postsecondary on starting their own initiatives, businesses and careers. Daniel shares his learnings and experiences on his blog, videos and podcast.