"When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will ever see it. You’ll know it’s there, so you’re going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back. For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through."

- Steve Jobs

Dan Knisley

Senior Strategist

Dan Knisley serves as the project manager on some of the Brick Factory’s largest and most strategic accounts. Dan handles wire framing and UX design, manages the Brick Factory’s Giving eCards program, assists with Slurp 140, and is active in the development of new client relationships and proposals. Dan has played an integral role in designing and developing digital campaigns for a multitude of clients which include: Panthera, Institute for the Study of War, Pickens Plans, Foreign Policy Institute, American Chemistry Council, DC Action for Children, Nicolle Wallace, No Labels, Orianne Society, and Spitfire.

Dan studied Public and Nonprofit Management at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is originally from South Kingstown, RI. Dan claims his favorite pastime is overanalyzing/obsessing over Virginia Tech sports. He also enjoys restoring furniture and taking backpacking trips. He is a firm opponent of the ‘High-Five’.

Facts About Dan

  • He was quarterback of a championship calibre flag football team.
  • He loves his dog Lane.
  • He is an ardent connoisseur of bourbon.

Favorite Quote

“Everything in the world must have design or the human mind rejects it. But in addition it must have purpose or the human conscience shies away from it.” – John Steinbeck