Dan Sheetz

Partner + Managing Director

Dan is a seasoned designer, developer, and entrepreneur. He first learned to program as a wide-eyed child on a VIC-20 attached to his grandfather’s TV in the early 80s. While pursuing an English degree at the University of Iowa, he was drawn to the web as a venue for non-linear narrative forms, multimedia, and digital art. His early experience in programming steered him toward the technical side of the web, and he spent the better part of the 20-oughts working as a developer, while continuing to gain valuable experience in UX design and business strategy.

In a career spanning more than twenty years, he has built websites and digital products for big companies, startups, non-profit organizations, and activists. An entrepreneur at heart, Dan heads up business development, operations, and strategy at Tighten.

When he’s not at work you’ll find him opining over possible futures, poring over baseball statistics, or at a poker table someplace.

Announcing Tighten's Laracon 2018 Grant
Tighten has sent a contingent to Laracon US for the last four years, and we've loved the opportunities and relationships that have come from our time there. We've tried to give back with talks, sponsorships, fun events, and more. But this year, we...
What I Learned at The Basecamp Way To Work Workshop
Last week, along with 40ish of my peers, I attended Basecamp's latest Way to Work Workshop here in Chicago. We were treated to a window into the inner...
Tighten's Slack Channel Strategy for Client Projects
At Tighten, Slack is our office. As a fully remote team, we live in our Slack instance every minute of every working day. It's our conference room, our cafeteria, our water cooler, our TGIF watering hole, and... - Increasing Accountability
Tighten co-founder Matt Stauffer recently released a side project called Pulled Over to help folks have a...

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