Daniel Thoennessen

After more than a decade working on the East Coast as a video producer and creative storyteller, Daniel joined Gard in 2023 as our Video Storyteller. His diverse professional experiences have helped him cultivate an appreciation for every stage of video creation – from big-picture ideation to the small technical details of composing individual shots – and how they come together to tell a successful and engaging story.

A graduate of Georgetown University with a degree in psychology and New York University with a master’s in food studies, Daniel previously worked for the New York University Stern School of Business and the National Association of Manufacturers. At Gard, he manages every aspect of our video and storytelling process, ensuring that our clients’ brands and messages are translated to the screen in the most visually and narratively compelling way. And he’s always looking out for innovative spaces to feature visual stories and reach new audiences.

Having recently transplanted to Portland, Daniel enjoys exploring the Rose City’s renowned food and drink scene and learning everything he can about Oregon wines. He’s also looking forward to snowboarding on Mt. Hood and learning how to crab and clam on the beautiful Oregon Coast.

 

 

 


“How you tell a story is just as important as what the story is. My job is to make sure that it grabs viewers’ attention and doesn’t let go.”

Daniel Thoennessen