Recognized as an industry leader in creative professional markets, Dan (Dano) Steinhardt joined Epson in 2001 as its Professional Imaging Marketing Manager. In addition to his marketing responsibilities in professional photographic markets, Dano combines his decades-long background in art and design with the colour science of displays and projection systems participating as an expert on international standards bodies.
While known in the industry for his marketing roles, many are unaware of Dano’s background as a photographer. Dano was fortunate to have studied under the legendary Warren King at Reseda High in Los Angeles and recognized by Scholastic Magazine with the Grand Prize as the best high school photographer in North America. While still in high school Dano was assisting professional photographers in Hollywood and that experience, combined with his work at Reseda, enabled him to graduate from Brooks Institute with honors at the age of 20.
Dano operated his own commercial photography studio in Chicago for eight years specializing in advertising photography for national clients. He then pursued opportunities on the business side of photography, representing Eastman Kodak in the New York City Photo District then moving into strategic marketing positions with Kodak and studying in executive education programs at leading university business schools before joining Epson.
Drawing inspiration from many of the world’s best photographers with whom he has the honor to work with, Dano rediscovered his passion for photography. Taking advice from his mentor Jay Maisel, “Carry the camera because without it it’s tough to take pictures”, Dano finds the extraordinary in the ordinary, carrying his camera and capturing images between meetings at Epson.