Danny Riddell

For over a decade, Danny has applied his extensive knowledge of Design and Management to lead high profile technology projects for both interactive and print. Danny's experience includes leading projects for some of these top companies: Microsoft, Adobe, AOL, Akamai, Salesforce, Charles Schwab, Ask.com, Autodesk, Veritas, ING Direct, Gateway, and Cisco, among others. Danny is currently President of the San Francisco based interactive application development firm Metaliq. At Metaliq he oversees his team of Designers and Application Developers as well as works closely with Metaliq's Business Development. Danny is also a leader in the interactive community as well as a devoted educator. Danny continues teach Web Design and 3D Animation in both corporate and college environments and is the bestselling author of Maya: A visual quickstart guide. He also stays involved with the design and development community by speaking at conferences around the world such as FITC, Streaming Media East/West, as well as various Microsoft events.