Dan Kuhlken and Nathan Goldman were both drawn to music, film and design at an early age, but didn’t combine their talents until 2005 when the duo founded a design studio with the goal of fusing these creative avenues. The pair has found a niche in linking a personal and unique aesthetic to the world’s most talented and iconic musical artists, brands, and businesses.
With dynamically different skill sets ranging from fine art to film production, Dan and Nathan bring diverse talents and artistic perspectives to every project. DKNG strives to provide their clients with the image and recognition that they deserve. Clients include the United Nations, USPS, Disney, Warner Bros., Adobe, Nike, Star Wars, MTV, Marvel, and Audi.
Dan Kuhlken’s journey as a fine artist began in childhood with a passion for painting and drawing and continued through his college years at CSULB where he began to hone his particular fusion of design and illustration. Today Dan serves as the lead illustrator for DKNG. Dan prides himself on being an illustration chameleon, working in many styles but with an emphasis in vector illustration, and specializing in producing screen printed work. As a member of a design duo where each partner wears many hats, Dan also leads the marketing and retail arms of DKNG.
Nathan Goldman was initially drawn to the world of graphic design as a child, learning from his aunt who worked as a brand and textile designer. He eventually went on to graduate from the University of Southern California’s School of Film & Television with an emphasis in art direction, and went on to work in the art department at Warner Bros. Television. Prior to joining DKNG as a full-time Creative Director, Nathan served as Director of Design at the USC Design Studio. Today Nathan heads up the graphic design wing of DKNG. Nathan also has a passion for typography that comes in handy for the team’s lettering and branding projects.