First and foremost I'm a web and UI designer, currently working at Automattic, the company behind WordPress, Gravatar, Akismet, and other products to help make the web a better place. I'm also a co-founder of Cucumbertown, a network for cooks and food lovers.

In my spare time I'm a photographer, musician, father, husband, and beer drinker.

I sometimes blog. I'm most active on Twitter and Instagram, but you can also find me on Dribbble, Flickr, and connect with me on LinkedIn.


Below are some selected works including freelance, in-house, and self-started projects.

MoneyWell Express iPhone App

A companion iPhone app to the popular MoneyWell Mac software. I designed the app and sliced the image assets for our developer to implement.

View on App Store  |  Completed while at No Thirst Software

MoneyWell Express Site

The online identity to accompany the iPhone app. I designed and developed the front-end HTML and CSS. Fully responsive using Foundation framework. This theme was carried over to a redesign of the rest of the company's website.

View live site  |  Completed while at No Thirst Software

Salon Desiree

A website redesign for a local salon and spa to bring the salon's image up to date and modern. I designed and coded the front-end, utilizing Foundation framework for beautiful responsiveness. I also did all the photography for the site.

View live site


BrewTrackr is a personal project I developed to keep a personal record of the beer you drink without so much focus on social aspects like other services. It's a one-man show here: design, front-end responsive development, and back-end development with CodeIgniter.

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Second Bit

Website design for Second Bit, a software development team based out of Buffalo, NY. I designed a site that provided a professional look to compliment their high quality products. I wrote the HTML and CSS for their team to implement a custom-built CMS.

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Tumblr Themes

I've developed a few Tumblr themes that are available for free. One has been a featured theme for a couple years, and they have been well received with over 216,000 installs combined.

View the themes


If you need to get in touch directly, the easiest way is to send an email to dan [at] danhauk.com. I'm patiently waiting by my email inbox.

Not really though.