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Reece Dano

Advisor Portland, Oregon Area, US

Principal and Creative Director, Oven Inc. Previously Research Lead and Design Strategist, Artefact. University of Washington grad.

Principal and Creative Director, Oven Inc. Previously Research Lead and Design Strategist, Artefact. University of Washington grad.

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Oven Inc


SLA, Division of Advertising and Marketing
Baskit, Inc
Ziba Design
SLA, Division of Advertising and Marketing


Principal Researcher, Strategist and Founder Oven Inc June 2012 - present
Research Lead and Design Strategist Artefact May 2011 - June 2012
Executive Board Member SLA, Division of Advertising and Marketing January 2010 - July 2011
Consumer Insights & Trends Analyst / Information Specialist Ziba Design July 2007 - May 2011
Membership Director ORLSA 2008 - 2010
Logistics Analyst Menlo Logistics 2006 - 2007
Researcher InterAction 2006 - 2007


University of Washington Information Science 2005 - 2007
Boston University Computer Science 2001 - 2002
The Johns Hopkins University Music Theory and Composition 1999 - 2001
Linfield College Music Theory and Composition 1995 - 1999

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  • • Graphic design
  • • Lead generation
  • • Business Development
  • • Coaching
  • • Design Strategy
  • • Marketing Strategy
Markets of Interest
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Media
  • • Music
  • • Social Impact
  • • Hardware
  • • Advertising
  • • Education
  • • Healthcare
  • • Teacher training
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Edutainment
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Fitness
  • • Wellness
  • • Medical Devices

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Tristan Robinson
We worked together  •  Senior Human Factors Engineer, Intel Corporation. Previously User Experience Designer, Self-Employed. Portland State grad.
Reece has an amazing ability to see things from a system perspective and draw useful insights from that research-based view. And what sets h ... im apart from other design researchers is his ability to put the insights into executable strategic steps. He cares deeply about the work he does and is also a gifted mentor.
Yoela Palkin
They're my friends  •  Product Manager/interim-CTO, Engineer, Stanford grad. University of California, Berkeley grad.
Reece is not only a great person, but someone I have relied on to quantify intuitions through metrics before executing into company strategy ... . Reece has provided that deeper look into market & target customer while acknowledging current trends. His perspective with the numbers doing the talking has saved my team a lot of time from pursuing the wrong path.
Jennifer Keyser
We worked together  •  Research & Strategy Associate, Oven Inc and Researcher, Paper Squirrel.
Reece offers creative insights that are dynamic, unique and viable. He excels at research and teaching --taking the time to thoroughly answe ... r questions that are not easily answered.
Jaime Barrett
We worked together  •  Adjunct Professor, Pacific Northwest College of Art and Associate Creative Director—Portland Office, Seven25. Design & Typography. Inc..
Reece is a brilliant researcher. His approach to design research is not only innovative, but collaborative, which makes it easy to trust him ... . Reece is a reliable source of information who knows where to find the right information and how to view it with the right filter. If anyone knows about relevant social and cultural movements, I trust Reece knows about it and where it came from. I highly recommend Reece as an advisor due to his high level of professionalism and ability to clearly communicate throughout the research process.