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Daniel Sulzberg

Daniel Sulzberg

Daniel Sulzberg - USA based illustrator

Illustrator Daniel Sulzberg is based in Santa Barbara, California, and his work is infused with the easy-going creativity that his home state is famous for. It’s colourful and fun, welcoming and sometimes a little bit zany. Maybe that’s why the characters he draws so effortlessly seem to jump to life in his illustrations. Growing up in a town called Danville, he was always Dan from Danville. After initially trying to emulate his older brother, who was a fine artist, Dan later discovered cartoons, comics and Nintendo games. Soon, he had invented Danvillage, a place for all his whimsical characters to inhabit. It’s become the moniker he works under as an illustrator. Dan’s favourite artists include Dali, Murakami and Miyazaki, while Prince and Reggae music keep him juiced up on tunes. He also has a huge collection of 80s vinyl from his days as a DJ.

Training

Dan is a graduate of UCLA’s design programme.

Approach

Dan has a loose creative process that starts with sketching on paper as he plays with ideas for his piece. The sketches are refined, and the composition is honed for a final sketch that he’ll scan in. Then Dan colours the image using his iPad and Apple Pencil, before transferring it over to Photoshop for the finishing touches.

Styles

Vivid colour, positivity, surrealism and whimsy are all elements of Daniel’s style, which he says is heavily influenced by where he’s from – California. “The vibe of being relaxed, casual and yourself is a part of who I am and it definitely shows in my work,” he says.

Client list

Red Bull Major League Soccer The Washington Post LA Galaxy Seattle Sounders Tottenham Hotspur Evite Zedge Wise Potato Chips Lake Colouring The Dirty Heads
Santa Barbara Family and Life's cover celebrates creativity
Daniel Sulzberg
Bruery's donut box packaging design
Daniel Sulzberg
Sarasota Magazine cover on family fun
Daniel Sulzberg
Humorous banana character design
Daniel Sulzberg
Editorial section called Unshaken about earthquake preparedness
Daniel Sulzberg
Father's Day article for the Washington Post
Daniel Sulzberg
Kid's bento box packaging by Poke House
Daniel Sulzberg
Funny doughnut character illustration
Daniel Sulzberg
Tugboat packaging design by Daniel Sulzberg
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Baltimore Magazine's Royal Farms Cover
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Funny characters poster for D Prints in China
Daniel Sulzberg
Cartoon design of Surf Yogurt store
Daniel Sulzberg
Cartoons for the D Prints China
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Cartoon character of Sun riding a scooter
Daniel Sulzberg
Concert Flyer for Indie Rock Band Khruangbin
Daniel Sulzberg
Gig poster design for Khruangbin
Daniel Sulzberg
What's Wrong Section for Highlights Magazine
Daniel Sulzberg
Isometric Mayhem is filled with funny & colorful characters
Daniel Sulzberg
Slip-on trainers by Vans and Daniel Sulzberg
Daniel Sulzberg
Dead & Company's Final Tour Jun 07, 2023 Poster
Daniel Sulzberg
Legendary Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur FC Poster
Daniel Sulzberg
Packaging of Weird Flex container
Daniel Sulzberg
De La Soul advertising poster design
Daniel Sulzberg
Depiction of Hanukkah celebration
Daniel Sulzberg
Editorial on town's finest eateries
Daniel Sulzberg
Label illustration for San Francisco Brewing Co.
Daniel Sulzberg
Coin shortage editorial graphic during pandemic
Daniel Sulzberg
Cartoonish cover for Music Geeks Magazine
Daniel Sulzberg
Poster honoring reggae icon Ziggy Marley
Daniel Sulzberg
Monster characters for the Hip Hop Noodles Ad
Daniel Sulzberg
Topps Baseball Card of Jackie Robinson
Daniel Sulzberg
Lagunitas Brewery Digable Planets concert poster
Daniel Sulzberg
Hotspur's Asian footballer of the year Son Heung Min poster
Daniel Sulzberg
Food & drink icons for LA Times
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Example of a humorous sandwich character
Daniel Sulzberg
Cartoon crowd for the YouTube
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The Cassi Kingdom cartoon design
Daniel Sulzberg
Baseball legend Will Clark's cartoon poster
Daniel Sulzberg
Comedy character of singing Sun
Daniel Sulzberg
Pandemic Spring Dining editorial strip
Daniel Sulzberg
Monster octopus for Eyeyah! Kids Magazine
Daniel Sulzberg
PFP NFT Collection for the charity "Glow Tribe"
Daniel Sulzberg
Freaky Fair Ground to find monsters
Daniel Sulzberg
Santa Barbara craft beer shop Lama Dog's flyer design
Daniel Sulzberg
Icon designs for Royal Music's website
Daniel Sulzberg
Poster design of Café Yoga
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Cover design of 'A Monstrous Search-and-Find' book
Daniel Sulzberg
Label design for Ransack the Universe beer
Daniel Sulzberg
Dune Coffee Roasters advertising illustration
Daniel Sulzberg
Graphical illustration of giant garbage bin
Daniel Sulzberg
people in scary park
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Pop skull island music
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Nature trees in wild
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Pop music game over
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children stage show
Daniel Sulzberg
Character Illustration of NCAA Mascots
Daniel Sulzberg
Graphic Design For Dirty Heads Band
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