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Dan Dipple, Upstate Faces for December 2007

December 2007—Dan Dipple

As the Manager of Duplicating & Printing Services at Upstate Medical University, Dan is responsible for supervising personnel, setting work priorities, ensuring a smooth work flow, assisting in long term planning, and managing day-to-day operations.   Dan also creates many graphic designs and illustrations for brochures, posters, postcards and booklets.  One of Dan’s most recognizable illustrations is the one of the three children whose image is associated with the Children's Hospital.  When asked what he likes most about his job, Dan replied, “The illustration and design projects that are fun…the ones where I get a lot of freedom to go crazy with design, color, typography, and composition. Not all my projects can give me this freedom, but the ones where I can go nuts are great…and then seeing my work around campus and hearing peoples' comments on it.”

Outside of work, Dan enjoys spending time with his wife Claudia and their two dogs, Chili and Rocco.  In addition, Dan has a freelance design and illustration business in which he creates album covers and promotional materials for bands and musicians, t-shirt graphics, and logos. Another hobby of Dan’s is collecting music.  According to Dan, “I'm always finding new artists, bands, and DJs whose work I need to own. I go to punk rock and metal shows whenever I can.”

When asked what Dan wants people to know about him, he replied, “I'm a perfectionist with my work and I trade sleep for production time as often as possible.”

Dan, you and your team’s work in the area of Duplicating and Printing Services, in addition to your own personal creative graphic genius are greatly appreciated by all of your customers.   Thank you for your many contributions to Upstate!