Daniel T. Richards

Daniel T. Richards

Digital Strategist. Rhetorician. All Around Swell Guy.

A LITTLE ABOUT ME

Howdy. I’m arhetorician.digital strategist.writer.graphic designer.freelancer.provocateur.Mac.whiskey guy.

Passionate about persuasion, design, & big ideas. Let’s change the world together. Seriously.

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EXPERTISE

RHETORIC & COMMUNICATION

The art of persuasion and eloquence. I’m an expert in rhetoric, and I’m dedicated to teaching people how to be better rhetors and communicators.

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Since I could first hold a pencil, I’ve been designing. (Now I use Photoshop & InDesign, mostly.) I specialize in layout, typography, and (non-pretentious) minimalism.

WRITING & EDITING

I would like to think that even if this whole “digital strategy” thing doesn’t work out, I could still find work as a writer. Anyone? Bueller? “WILL PROSE FOR FOOD.”

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Web designs, branding / visual identity, advertising campaigns, crowdfunding projects, teams of experts—I’ve managed (or helped manage) them all.

HERE’S THE THING

I’m a problem solver and professional rhetorician—that is, I help people succeed by helping them communicate better. I’ve worked with folks ranging from independent filmmakers to international ad agencies, from non-profit think tanks to Penguin Publishing.

I’m all about principles and integration—that is, understanding truths about communication/media and being able to apply those truths to specific situations. Informed action. Principled practice.

Understanding your needs, your situation, and your audience is at the heart of everything I do. At the intersection of these components lies the perfect strategy waiting to be discovered and the tactics we’ll use to enact it.

I’m most comfortable with idea products—things that strive to revolutionize their field or the culture. I’m employed full-time, but I consult on occassion. Let’s change the world together. Seriously.

FUN FACTS

8 YEARS EXPERIENCE + M.A.

MILLIONS OF VIDEO VIEWS GENERATED

HELPED CROWDFUND $375,000+

BEER & WHISKEY SPECIALIST

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WORK

2014

Director, Digital Strategy

THE FEDERALIST SOCIETY
2016

Digital Strategist [Consultant]

CLINTON EMAILS ON FILM
2015

Digital Strategist [Consultant]

THE FERGUSON PLAY
2013

Director of Digital Media [Consultant]

OF DOGS & MEN DOCUMENTARY
2012

Head of Social & Mobile

ADORE CREATIVE
2012

New Media Director

FRACKNATION DOCUMENTARY
2009

Digital Media Strategist

AYN RAND INSTITUTE

EDUCATION

2009

M.A. Professional Communication

CLEMSON UNIVERSITY
2007

B.A. English (Writing)

MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY

 

EXPERTISE

Rhetoric

Social Media

Crowdfunding

Writing

Design

SKILLS

Photoshop

InDesign

Illustrator

Photography

AdWords

LIFE SKILLS

Whiskey Specialist

Beer Specialist

Paper Crane Folding

Patriots Fandom

Making Tacos

DOWNLOAD MY RESUME

If you prefer a PDF, download my resume below. I’m currently employed full-time, but I accept consulting work on occasion. Let’s chat.

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Interested in learning more about my work, expertise, and skills? Connect with me on LinkedIn. It’s always good to meet new people.

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LET’S GET IN TOUCH

drichards@gmail.com

(815) 326-0250

Arlington, VA

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