Dan Gardner

CEO and Co-Founder, Code and Theory

With more than a decade of experience designing cross-platform products and brand experiences for clients in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Dan has led Code and Theory to become one of the most respected and highly regarded strategic and creative agencies in the United States. Since cofounding the company in 2001, it has grown to over 400 employees, with offices in New York City, San Francisco, London, Manila and Atlanta. From pioneering the modern digital landscape with 58 major media launches for publishers such as Bloomberg, Vogue and the Los Angeles Times, to defining a new standard for how brands like Maybelline New York and Burger King communicate their stories, to reimagining the digital space between government and citizenry through sites like NY.gov, Dan has helped to radically redraw the map of challenges a creative agency can confront in today’s digital world. His efforts in growing Code and Theory have been widely recognized. Code and Theory was named one of the “World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Design” by Fast Company in 2015, an “Agency to Watch” and “Hot Digital Indie” by Advertising Agency in 2014, one of the “Hottest Agencies for Publisher Redesigns” by Digiday, a “Top 50 Design Agency” by .net magazine and one of the “10 Best Agencies in NYC” by Awwwards.com. 

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