Dan Peterson studied art at the Cardiff School of Print and Cardiff School of Art and Design. He has worked as illustrator and designer for over twenty five years. In 2011 he accompanied the British Army to Helmand Province as an Official War Artist and is the artist behind the first pack of Welsh Political Figures collectible playing cards.
A brief career breakdown [in chronological order from 1986–present]: sign writer – trainee | illustrator – part time | cardiff school of print – ND design and reprographics | in-house – graphic designer / studio manager | territorial army – recruit > staff sergeant| graphic designer – freelance | design agency – studio manager / art director | graphic designer – freelance | design, advertising and marketing agency – art / design director > creative director | design agency – managing director / creative director | cardiff school of art and design – BA Hons illustration 1:First Class Honours | mountain leader | war artist – afghanistan | freelance illustrator
Exhibitions and Publications 1991: Y Belen Iorwerth – book | 1995: Introduction to Medical Electronics – book | 2011: Welsh Political Figures playing cards – publication | Western Mail – editorial feature | 2012: BBC Wales – web feature | Senedd, National Assembly for Wales – exhibition | Senedd, National Assembly for Wales – exhibition | BBC Radio Wales – interview | Western Mail – news article | South Wales Echo – news article | Cardiff School of Art and Design, Cardiff Metropolitan University – visiting speaker | Wales Millennium Centre – art workshops | Cardiff and the Vale College – visiting speaker | Firing Line Museum, Cardiff Castle – Exhibition | ITV Wales, Fishlock’s Wales – interview | Soldiers’ Flowers, Artists in Afghanistan – book | National Army Museum – exhibition | Western Mail – editorial feature | St. Donats Art Centre – Exhibition | Beyond the Border International Storytelling Festival – sketch artist coordinator | BBC One Show – appearance and interview | Howard Gardens Gallery – Exhibition | Cardiff Metropolitan University (Llandaff Campus) – Exhibition | Cowbridge Music Festival – Exhibition | Milkwood Gallery, Cardiff – Exhibition | Firing Line Museum, Cardiff Castle – Exhibition | Firing Line Museum, Cardiff Castle – Big Draw | Best of Welsh Design Award 2012 – Illustration | Firing Line Museum, Cardiff Castle – guest speaker | Army Arts Society Exhibition – Edwin Young Gallery, Salisbury – Exhibition | Futures Gallery, Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay – Exhibition | ITV Interview | Media Wales, Western Mail, South Wales Echo – features