Daniel Seward grew up in Bonners Ferry and Sandpoint, Idaho—where early on he was recognized by his parents and teachers for his drawings and designs in and outside of school. At sixteen he moved to California, finished high school in Paradise CA, attended Pacific Union College in Angwin, CA, then the Academy of Art University in San Francisco — soon to be free-lancing with a few Academy friends who sought similar paths.
During the dot.com era he worked in Silicon Valley as an in-house designer for a tech company but found his talents and interests leaning more toward building his own projects. This lead him to develop the VOICE Magazine back in Paradise, CA and creating a non-profit arts organization called Youth on the Ridge. This organization served Butte County for years by inspiring, training, and publishing countless local youth artists while inviting professional world-class artists into the publication as well.
After the catastrophic fires in California, specifically the unprecedented, devastating Camp Fire in Paradise, CA, Dan decided to return to North Idaho to stay close to family and continue serving others in the digital arts field.
Most recently he has launched Vigilante Studios in Sandpoint, Idaho to offer training and support to other artists in the multiple-faceted arena of digital arts.