M.Des. in Graphic Design (North Carolina State University)
Daniel McCafferty co-founded and helped to run an independent record label for eight years, leading him to discover his interest in design and process.
As a multi-disciplinary designer, his work is activist-oriented and collaborative in nature. It is propelled by interests in relational, critical and speculative art and design practices.
In 2011, he co-founded the design collective Public Design Unit and their first project (Parkdale Versions) debuted at Toronto's Nuit Blanche festival. He helped to establish the collaborative design research group Different Data with friends from Illinois and California. Their work has traveled internationally. In 2014, work of PDU and Different Data was exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.
Daniel is an active member of the critical design forum ABCD, which supports designers, design researchers and design educators to begin collaborations and dialogues in critical design practice. He has participated in DesignInquiry, an educational organization devoted to researching design issues and in 2013, served as a principle organizer for DesignInquiry:Detroit.
Daniel has taught in the design department at OCAD-University, and most recently was an assistant professor and area co-ordinator of graphic design at Wayne State University, in Detroit.