Daniel Johnson is a digital illustrator with a BFA in Illustration and a background in traditional media. Now a freelance artist and consultant, he worked for years as an Art Director, Illustrator, and Animator at an ad agency in Sonoma County, CA. Dan is an Adobe Certified Instructor and teaches computer graphics at various Bay Area locations. As a digital artist, he is largely self-taught and is now sharing his experience and techniques gained through years of trial and error. He won the Guru award in Illustration at the 2007 PhotoshopWorld. He was also the spotlighted designer in the May/June 2008 issue of Layers magazine. Dan is currently serving as the team leader of the Digital Matte team at San Francisco-based Pixel Corps. You can see more of his work here.