Dear Art Producer, Dan Southwick, Creativity and The Integrated Producer
On this episode of Dear Art Producer, Heather sits down with Dan Southwick, Senior Integrated Producer at LinkedIn Creative Studio.
Originally from Chicago, Dan relocated to California to escape the cold. With bass in hand as a touring musician, and an education in photography under his belt, he stumbled quite naturally into the field of advertising in San Francisco. For the bulk of his career to date, he has led production efforts at creative agencies and internal creative departments at many well known tech companies such as Meta, Airbnb, Apple, Eleven Inc., and Goodby Silverstein & Partners.
Dan is just as comfortable on a big budget, global campaign as he is on a lower budget, fast moving smaller project. He’s enthusiastic in his support of the photographic community and has acted as a contributor, reviewer and panelist for organizations such as LeBook, Palm Springs Photofest, The American Photographer's Association, Ad-Edge and others.
In their conversation, Heather and Dan discuss what it is like being a musician turned art producer, working as part of an internal agency, and how constant reinventing and evolving is part of the industry.
“Seeing something out in the world that you've had a hand in, or maybe had an influence on it being potentially better, is what really still excites me.” - Dan Southwick
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