Dan Mall

I teach designers how to get the respect they deserve.

February 2023

February is always a special month for me. For one, it’s my birthday month! That also gives me an extra reason to consider it a new beginning. While everyone resets in January, it’s a bit of a wash after holidays and such. But February is my real reboot each year.

This year, I’m starting my February with some recharging, reflecting, and reenergizing. I have a new business and mission to tackle, and I’m excited to see what this new season brings.

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