“We Let Our Intern Go Because She Wasn’t Producing Enough” and Other Ridiculous Things Employers Say

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Dan Mall is a designer and advisor from Philly. He’s the founder of SuperFriendly, a design collaborative that brings exquisite creative direction & design to organizations with the most complex problems involving people, content, and devices. Dan is an enthralled husband & dad and co-founder of Businessology and Typedia. He was formerly Design Director at Big Spaceship, Interactive Director at Happy Cog, a technical editor for A List Apart, and singer/keyboard player for contemporary-Christian band Four24.

Dan takes pride in his ability to articulate and communicate ideas. He’s written for notable publications like A List Apart and .NET Magazine. Right at home in front of a number of audiences, he’s led client meetings, training sessions and workshops, and presentations to large groups at conferences like SXSW, An Event Apart, and Future of Web Design. Most recently, Dan taught advertising at the Miami Ad School, web and graphic design at the University of the Arts, and Flash at the School of Visual Arts.

Having worked with clients like Google, Apple, ESPN, Time Inc, Lucasfilm, Microsoft, GE, and more, Dan has a passion for playing matchmaker between surprising art direction and intuitive interaction design.

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