Resume

Contact

daniel.letson@gmail.com
+1.203.470.2639

Education

BFA, Industrial Design Magna Cum Laude
Carnegie Mellon University
Spring 2008

Volunteering

Web Developer · Internet Archive · 2016 Built templates and new functionality for the Political Ad Archive in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.

Music Director · KALX Berkeley · 2014 — 2016 Organized student and community volunteers, sourced music, wrote newsletters, and liased with music industry representatives on behalf of one of the most venerable free-form radio stations in the country.

Eagle Scout · Boy Scouts of America · 2004 Awarded the BSA’s highest rank, after organizing and completing a 100 man-hour public service project.

Experience

Web Lead, Marketing · Turnitin, LLC · 2013 — present Tackled a wide variety of planning and development tasks for Turnitin’s global marketing team, from interactive data visualizations, to lead collection, to a ground-up overhaul of turnitin.com, comprising information architecture, ux, and build / release infrastructure.

Freelance Designer and Developer · 2012 — present Developed brand identities and functional web experiences for a diverse range of clients including retailers, record labels, artists, and non-profits.

Design Contractor · Klassik Living · 2010 — 2012 Served as a jack-of-all-trades contractor for an upscale reseller of vintage Danish modern furniture. Refinishing and repair, merchandising, product photography, and web design and development.

Woodworker · Zarganis, Inc · 2009 — 2010 Designed, engineered, and fabricated custom furniture and architectural elements, incorporating reused materials and green technologies, including work on a LEED Platinum Certified office suite.

Product Designer and Researcher · CMU CREATE Labs · 2007 Designed and prototyped interactive robotic devices alongside a team of develoeprs and educators. Designed curricula, organized events, and conducted user testing workshops.