DAN POLYAK IS A NATIVE CHICAGOAN WHO IS INSPIRED BY KEITH HARING, MODERN ART AND POP CULTURE. A JACK-0F-ALL-TRADES, DAN HAS A VAST KNOWLEDGE OF ART + Creative DIRECTION, GRAPHIC + WEB DESIGN, BRANDING, merchandise design, PRINTMAKING and MARKETING & PROMOTION.
DAN ATTENDED COLUMBIA COLLEGE IN CHICAGO WHERE HE OBTAINED A BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN ART & DESIGN. HAVING BEEN A FREELANCE ARTIST SINCE HIGH SCHOOL, DAN HELD 3 INTERNSHIPS and designed consistently WHILE ATTENDING COLUMBIA. AFTER GRADUATING with a 3.28 gpa, DAN BEcame the youngest art director in the history of Metro and Smartbar while having work sold on national tours for bands like fall out boy, cobra starship, and chance the rapper.
IN THE summer of 2015, dan started working with the weekly UNDERGROUND lgbt party QUEEN! which IS a CHICAGO nightlife staple and WENT ON TO BE voted the 2016 best weekly party by the chicago nightlife awards.
still living in chicago, dan collaborates with some of today's top drag artists whether it's designing APPAREL, behind the camera or a photoshoot or art directing something completely out of his comfort zone. when he has some free time dan enjoys running along LAKE MICHIGAN, dancing to house music and/or spending a day at the art institute of chicago.