"I tend to favor visual systems that aim toward coherency while simultaneously suggesting a degree of spontaneous disruption."
Dan Friedman is born in August 5, 1945 in Cleveland, Ohio. He studied at Carnegie Institute of Technology from 1963-1967 and pursue his education at the Ulm School of design for a year. In 1968, he continued his study at the Schule fur Gestaltung Basel where he studied under Wolfgang Weingart and Armin Hofmann. After he finished his education he went back to United States to teach at Yale University (1970-1973). He also did freelance jobs at New Haven. In 1972-1975, he was the assistant professor and chairman of the board study in Design, State University of New York, Purchase. In 1975, he was hired by Anspach Grosmann Portugal Inc., and in 1979 he became a design director at Pentagram. In 1994 he became Frank Stanton Professor of Graphic Design at the Cooper Union.