The Background

Daniel Collins Design (DCD) is a graphic design firm specializing in functional website design, creative print design, and distinguished brand identities. We work with clients, agencies and other design firms to create memorable design solutions based on a strict attention to simplicity, quality and clarity of the client’s message.

We have cultivated a reputation for being dependable, successful and tireless in the use of design as a strategic tool in business. Effective design can create desire, impact your productivity, initiate a change, and clarify the complex. Simply put, effective design can solve any communication problem.

For over twenty years DCD has been driven by a passion for useful, yet simplified design. An exceptional level of design skill and conceptual problem-solving have been the foundation for a portfolio of award-winning work.

DCD is located in Mentor, Ohio and is lead by Owner and Designer, Dan Collins – a Kent State University graduate and veteran of the Northeast Ohio design community. Dan is a former Board Member and Advisory Committee member of the Cleveland chapter of AIGA  – the professional association for design.

The Method & Process

Every project needs to follow a process to keep it on track. Our methodology involves 3 phases to ensure strong communication and collaboration between all parties involved. Like most things we do, this process is simple and easy to follow. No frills or unneeded steps, just an easy framework to help guide the project from beginning to end.


We need to understand the problem before we can begin to think about how to solve it. We work in close collaboration with clients to discover their goals – then we develop a strategy that will guide us. This strategy is not limited to one form of communication, we always ensure that all components works together – online and offline.


Design is many things executed in many different ways, but the function is always the same. Whether it’s a dynamic website, an iconic logo, or a simple brochure – effective design can create desire, initiate change, and clarify the complex. It is meaningful and deliberate, and can creatively connect customer needs with client objectives.


Aligning strategies, goals, and the right design solution, we take the final step into production. We have deep understanding of design, branding, and web development. We always adhere to best practices and deliver a solution that resonates with your audience. On time and on budget, we deliver the best solution to your communication problems.