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Daniel Burton

15 years Narrative Art management. Handle Client Relations with NCSC, Chickasaw Nation, and McGraw-Hill Transforming artists into entrepreneurs. Sharing your story in the richest media possible.

Website: www.discipledeep.com
Twitter: @discipledeep
Nixa, Missouri, United States
Member since January 17, 2012
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There's no better way to share your story, communicate an idea, or get your audience to promote your business for you than with a narrative art novel. Quote_down
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Education
1996 Drury University , BS , Studio Art, Organizational Communication

I am a(n):

Entrepreneur

Companies I've founded or co-founded:
Achievements (products built, personal awards won):

AWARDS – National Center for State Court’s Justice Case Files awarded The Sandra Day O’Connor Award for the Advancements of Civics Education.

AWARDS – McGraw-Hill Jamestown's World History Ink series earned Honorable Mention 2008 Chacago Book & Media Show honors for excellence in the planning, supervision, and execution of the physical and visual aspects of publishing media.

AWARDS – McGraw-Hill Jamestown’s American History Ink Teacher’s Guide awarded Crystal Book Award of Excellence.

AWARDS – Stories of the Saints awarded the imprimatur from Catholic Archdiocese, a proof to the commitment of quality printed books for Catholics.

AWARDS – Chickasaw Adventures: The Journey Begins awarded Finalist in the National Independent Publisher Book Awards, 2005, category Multicultural Fiction

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I want to empower people to get everything they want from life.

My favorite startups:

Apple, Google,

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

Frustrating...not having things perfect.
Rewarding...not having to have everything perfect.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

Thinking that people care about your idea enough to rip them off before they even know if it's a good idea or not.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

1. Start now.
2. Build the plane while it's flying.
3. Stay true to your passion.

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WORK EXPERIENCE

CEO (2014) - Disciple Deep, LLC. Nixa, MO 


• Entrepreneur, blogger, business owner of DiscipleDeep.com

• Create narrative art novels to share your story, connect your readers, engage your audience and have your audience do the promoting for you through the social media.

 

Sales Team Mentor (2011-2014) - Strategic Fundraising. Nixa, MO

• Raised over $590,000 for our clients.

• Teach marketing / phone skills to team members.

 

Project Manager (2004-2011) - Layne Morgan Media, Springfield, MO


Start and ship whole projects from concept to completion.

 

• Create an atmosphere of communication between company, clients, and creative talent.

• Develop a relationship with 75 talented professionals from staff and outsourcing.

• Produce the client’s satisfaction, staff creativity, brainstorming, and quality.

 

Achieve budget and schedule deadline 100% on every project.

 

• Plan all aspects of schedule efficiency, logistical coordination, and budget profitability.

• Coordinate the shipping and delivery of physical product, digital files, and research materials.

• Maintain the file management system for buying and organizing all media content.

 

Project Coordinator (2006-2011)  -- National Center for State Courts, Williamsburg, VA

• Develop concept boards, the project scope, and bid to pitch idea of the series to clients. 

• Work with client’s Director of Communications and Marketing on 3 projects.

• Coordinate bulk printed deliverables for 5 state courts: Supreme Court of GA, Superior Court of NJ, SD Unified Judicial System, WV and UT Supreme Court of Appeals.

 

Project Coordinator (2006-2008) – Jamestown Education, McGraw-Hill, Chicago, IL

• Work directly with sponsor’s lead editor on 20 individual projects.

• Deliver working materials from Canada, Philippines, China, Mexico, and 12 states.

• Perform language assessments and match reader expectations for the market.

• Create Microsoft Excel production charts to plan and showcase timeline of the work. 


Project Coordinator (2005-2006)  -- Arcadius Press, Springfield, MO

• Direct a team on a tight schedule of 24 projects—4 per month for 6 months.

• Hire a staff, vendors, and printers.

• Coordinate ad schedules from design, concept, size, and cost. 


Project Coordinator (2004-2007) – Chickasaw Nation, Ada, OK

• Oversee development of ideas for project scope and website. 

• Negotiate contracts with Governor Anoatoubby of the Chickasaw Nation.

• Organize international deliverables from Canada, China, Georgia, Oklahoma, and Missouri

• Develop a team to work with sponsor’s language editor on 12 projects.

 

Project Coordinator (2002-2004) –  Powermark Productions

• Lead production artist/ designer 

• Creative development lead of new products, card games, and brand management

• Organize creative team to produce Powermark, and the Seeker Series.

• Organize warehouse incoming shipments and deliveries of product to retail stores and homes.

 

Layout / Colorist Artist (1999-2002) – Jamison Services.

• Team lead production colorist on DC Comics, PennyFarthing Press, Archie, Gemstone, Watson-Guptill, and Random House.

• Head development of layout and all prepress operations.

 

AWARDS

 

AWARDS – National Center for State Court’s Justice Case Files awarded The Sandra Day O’Connor Award for the Advancements of Civics Education.

 

AWARDS – McGraw-Hill Jamestown's World History Ink series earned Honorable Mention 2008 Chacago Book & Media Show honors for excellence in the planning, supervision, and execution of the physical and visual aspects of publishing media.

 

AWARDS – McGraw-Hill Jamestown’s American History Ink Teacher’s Guide awarded Crystal Book Award of Excellence.  

 

AWARDS – Stories of the Saints awarded the imprimatur from Catholic Archdiocese, a proof to the commitment of quality printed books for Catholics.

 

AWARDS – Chickasaw Adventures: The Journey Begins awarded Finalist in the National Independent Publisher Book Awards, 2005, category Multicultural Fiction


COMPUTER SKILLS

Adobe Creative Suites • Photoshop • Illustrator • Acrobat • InDesign • Microsoft Office • Microsoft Excel • Microsoft Word • Microsoft Powerpoint 


EDUCATION

College of the Ozarks, Pt. Lookout, MO

Drury University, Springfield, MO

      Bachelor of Science: Organizational Communication and Studio Art

Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, Dover, NJ