Danny Louten became passionate about graphic design as a senior in high school. His first Mac had a 4-inch screen with a hand-held scanner. In class he also dabbled in photography and running printing presses making his first impressions as a designer and maker. After high school Danny attended a few years of college for graphic design and later bolted for the west coast - moving to Pacific Beach, California in 1997 to get his feet wet as a Graphic Designer. It was here for the first time, Danny was exposed to a community passionate about surfing and the like – which would later inspire his future work. He returned home to Maine in the summer of 2001 to attend the Maine College of Art in Portland.
In 2006 Danny was called up by Action Sports Mag, N'East Magazine to begin work as their Art Director and Graphic Designer. N'East Mag was a magazine focused on the lifestyles of surfers, skaters, skiiers, and riders. Danny worked with, Professional Surfer and X-Games competitor, Sam Hammer and American World Champion Half-Pipe, Pro Snowboarder, Ross Powers as Guest Editors for Issue 11. Danny would also interview Graphic Designer and Surfer, David Carson. His journey at N'East gave him the chance to work with dozens of passionate artists, photogs, and writers to create a magazine for east coasters from the Jersey Shore to Maine's rocky coast.
Since then Danny has been commissioned by RedBull ( The Dumont Cup ),Sperry Topsider ( The Sea Project ), Hyperlite Mountain Gear, O.A.R., Guster, and WaveSport for identity, poster lines and apparel. His design work has also been published in Semi-Permanent out of Sydney, Australia.