Creative

Howdy. I’m

Daniel T.
Richards

Digital Strategist
& Rhetorician

Daniel T. Richards

About

Passionate about persuasion, design, and the power of ideas.

Digital strategist and rhetorician with ten years experience in complex project management, advocacy/persuasion, and managing teams of full-time employees and contractors. Motivated by the power of ideas.

Expertise

Versatile (or Eclectic?)

Digital Strategy

Principles and integration—understanding truths about audiences and ideas then applying those truths to specific situations. Informed action. Principled practice.

Project Management

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

Rhetoric

Rhetoric

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.

Design

Design

Since I could first hold a pencil, I've been designing. Now I use Photoshop & InDesign, mostly. I specialize in layout, typography, and visual rhetoric.

200 +
VIDEOS
PRODUCED
$ 400000 +
HELPED
CROWDFUND
5 M+
YOUTUBE VIEWS
GENERATED

Resume

School & Life
2007 - 2009

Clemson University

MA, Professional Communication

2003 - 2007

Millikin University

BA, English (Writing)

1999 - 2003

Iroquois West High School

Gilman, IL

2014 - Present

VP & Director, Digital

The Federalist Society

2012 - 2014

Head of Social & Mobile

Adore Creative

2012 - 2013

New Media Director

FrackNation (Ann & Phelim Media)

2009 - 2012

Digital Media Strategist

Ayn Rand Institute

Portfolio

Skilled & Experienced

Hobbies

Creative & Relaxing

PHOTOS

DRAWING

PODCAST

COCKTAILS

BEER

Writing

Thoughts & Opinions
Simple Career Advice for Communications Students (And Maybe Everyone Else)

Simple Career Advice for Communications Students (And Maybe Everyone Else)

Perhaps this career advice is obvious, but I can't recall anyone explicitly laying out these...
Artistic Feedback: 4 Rules for Constructive Criticism

Artistic Feedback: 4 Rules for Constructive Criticism

Giving feedback on artistic creations is often difficult, arbitrary, and can heighten tension among coworkers....
Being Charming: 4 Principles to Make Yourself More Alluring and Persuasive. What is charm? Let me explain.

Being Charming: 4 Principles to Make Yourself More Alluring and Persuasive

We hear a lot about charm in pop culture. But what is it? For people...
"Pinker's Sensible Style - A Book Review" by Daniel T. Richards

Pinker’s Sensible Style – A Book Review

In "The Sense of Style," Steven Pinker takes on the role of writing instructor. This...
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Contact

Freelance or Just to Chat

Let's talk

Want to change the world? Let’s grab a coffee / beer.