Team

Building Extraordinary Brands

We’re experts in visualising what makes businesses unique through carefully created brand touchpoints.

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Dan Rowell
Director & Brand Strategist

Dan started DSR Branding in 2015 so that he could focus on his true passion, working closely with intelligent business owners to clearly articulate their vision and then translate that into a brand that makes a big impact on their industry.

With a decade of experience in the advertising and marketing industry, Dan has worked across household brands including national retailers, iconic restaurants, fashion labels, and beloved sporting teams.

When Dan’s not developing brands he could be with his partner Dee, or family and friends, discovering new cafes or restaurants, playing golf or at the gym.

Key Achievements:

  • Gold for Design – Brisbane Advertising & Design Club 2018 Awards – Brand Identity Single Element
  • Silver for Design – Brisbane Advertising & Design Club 2018 Awards – Brand Identity Logo Design
  • National Finalist – Future Leader Award, 2013 Awards
    for Marketing Excellence
  • National Finalist – Brand Revitalisation – Sargent Rental
    & Maintenance, 2013 Awards for Marketing Excellence
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Reuben Mergard
Designer

Reuben is an award winning multidisciplinary designer. He has passion for design and the ‘making’ process. This makes for an innovative approach to developing extraordinary brands.

With a focus on creating, Reuben has a keen eye for detail and enjoys exploring alternative ways to solve problems. His background in print production provides us with great experience in managing the creative process, from concept right through to execution.

Reuben plays an extremely active role in Brisbane’s design community, staking the claim of Creative Morning’s best attendee record, having never missed an event.

Outside of work, you’ll find him out in the wilderness exploring Brisbane’s forests, rock diving at quarries, climbing mountains, or building and making things in a workshop.

Key Achievements:

  • Gold for Design – Brisbane Advertising & Design Club 2018 Awards – Brand Identity Single Element
  • Silver for Design – Brisbane Advertising & Design Club 2018 Awards – Brand Identity Logo Design
  • Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA) Finalist, 2016
  • The Design Kids (TDK) International Portfolio Awards Winner, 2016
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Sai Karlen
Designer

Sai is an experienced designer with a specialty across disciplinary design, event marketing, music and technology.

Receiving the Griffith Award for Academic Excellence, Sai has gone on to work on some of Brisbane’s largest festivals and events.

Having developed his background in design through different agency roles, Sai has cultivated a genuine facility for motion graphics.

Sai is passionate about music, art and coffee. When he’s not designing or creating, he can be found sipping scotch in Jazz bars, exploring new art galleries or trying new coffee.

Key Achievements:

  • Griffith Award for Academic Excellence, 2013
  • Worked as the Photographer for TEDxBrisbane, 2017, and later on as the Design Director in 2018.
  • Design Director for Brisbane International Jazz Festival
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