I'm Daniel Doan, a full-stack growth marketer and digital marketing expert with over half a decade of experience building brands, growing communities, and spearheading marketing strategy for hundreds of venture-backed startups, developers, creatives, and companies worldwide.

Over the past half decade, I've worked on dozens of growth marketing campaigns such as funnel creation, segmented email drip campaigns, conversion rate optimization, chatbots, marketing automation, and practically all things digital marketing.

I'm also an award-winning game developer and designer specializing in maximizing engagement, user retention, and UX design across both desktop and mobile. As Co-Founder of Black Shell Media, I've handled marketing, growth, and publishing operations alongside my amazing team for dozens of development studios.

During my career, I've grown my combined social media network to over 725,000 followers. As of Q1 2018, we've shipped more than 2.1 million copies of games on Steam, and have given talks at TEDx, Google, SXSW, TwitchCon, and numerous industry events on growth marketing and game design.


Furthermore, I've made several commercially successful video games for the PC platform including the world's first fully ASCII RPG on Steam, SanctuaryRPG and a dungeon-crawling roguelike adventure game called Overture. Games I've worked on have been played by hundreds of thousands of players, and a few have even received worldwide critical acclaim.

I've also been blessed with the opportunity to work with fantastic companies in the tech industry including Microsoft, Intel, Alienware, Discord, and many more.


I'm a little quirky though. I try to read a book a week on growth marketing, game design, software development, or behavioral psychology. In addition to my voracious consumption of books, I've also authored a handful of popular game development books of my own on Amazon which have been read by thousands of people including Indie Game Marketing Secrets and The Game Development Mindset.

My life's mission (at the moment) is to help founders, developers, and companies grow in the fastest way possible using cutting-edge digital marketing techniques, growth tactics, and software most people don't know about.


Want me to help you with your digital marketing?

I solve big marketing problems for founders, developers, and creatives, and I'm always seeking new areas to put my growth marketing skills to use.

Helping others achieve greater success in marketing is my mission, and I'm always looking for my next marketing challenge to tackle.

If you think you might be interested in working with me, click the button below and head on over to my consulting page to learn more.