Dan Morris grew up in Carmel, New York an hour north of New York City. At age eleven, he began studying art under German sculptor, Paul Rudin. Dan continued his art study throughout high school and later attended Temple University, where he studied architecture. Dan began his art and licensing career in 1994. Dan put his first portfolio of art into a marketing flyer and from that first mailing received his first two art licenses. The first was designing greeting cards and gift products for Sunrise Greetings. The other was creating designs for rock artists such as Blues Traveler and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Grateful Dead, The Band, and Bob Marley. From that early, diverse clientele, Dan went on to develop a wide-ranging portfolio of art which today can be seen on hundreds of different products at major retailers throughout the country.
Fabrics, ceramics, greeting cards, and calendars are just a few products Dan’s art is featured on. His celestial calendars have been best sellers since 1999, and his fabric collections are well known throughout the fabric industry in both the quilt and manufacturing markets. Dan created his best selling line of tween decal art in 1995, which includes his unique peace symbol and it continues to be available today.
Dan’s versatility has led him into multiple design styles and themes. Lodge, beach, celestials and cats have been just a few of his most popular subjects. His portfolio features over a thousand designs in many styles. Dan works between 80-100 hours per week meeting the design needs of his clients and continues to develop and expand his range of artwork and design styles.
Dan presently lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia with his wife Barbara and two children, Collin and Amanda. Barbara, a former Kindergarten and second grade teacher, has been working with Dan as his licensing coordinator and designer since 2004.