Daniel Box

Dad, designer at KNI
Twitter: @dbox

A vs B

When giving feedback:

Person A: “Right off the bat, [something negative]”
Person B: “First off, [something positive]”

When taking on a task:

Person A: “The problem with that is…”
Person B: “Sounds like a good challenge.”

Let’s bring the joy back.

Sep 10, 2014

If you like triangles and/or cardinals you might like to buy this shirt I designed. $25 w/free shipping to US.

Aug 19, 2014



Here’s a photoshop action to instantly center something vertically or horizontally to your stage.

Current hotkeys are Shft F6 for horizontal and Cmd Shft F6 for vertical.

Download action

Jul 3, 2014

Wired did a writeup on the Lifta. The commenters came out in droves.

Related: New images/updates over at madebycardinal.com

Apr 17, 2014

Logo Bracket 2014


What if the NCAA Tournament was decided by who had the best logo? Austin and I set out to find out. 

Logo Bracket 2014

Mar 19, 2014

Myfav.es updates


Big new features at myfav.es : Upload your own icon, new responsive layouts, thousands of new sites, + lots more.

Customize your homepage: http://www.myfav.es. Chrome users may want nab the New Tab Redirect plugin.

Mar 9, 2014

Ridiculously Responsive Social Sharing Buttons


I made a little freebie with for KNI Labs: Ridiculously Responsive Social Sharing Buttons 

View Demo View on Github

Feb 21, 2014



I created an action that will extract a layer, layers, or layer set immediately into a new document. I use it about 10 times a day, so thought I’d share. Enjoy!

Currently the hotkey is Shift-F5, but you can re-map to anything you’d like.

Download action here

Jul 1, 2013

The 2013 Logo Bracket Challenge


What if the 2013 basketball tournament games were determined by who has the best logo? With the help of my buddies Austin and Jamie, I put together a bracket to see which school came out on top. Some of the results were quite unexpected:

Check out the full bracket here.

Just like the real tourney there were some serious upsets. How did Arizona lose!? What are your picks? @dbox.

Mar 21, 2013

Lifta, a minimalist desk organizer


My buddy Jonathan and I created a monitor stand / desk organizer, (mainly because I wanted one.)

Lifta was designed with three goals in mind: lift your computer to the proper ergonomic height, offer a place to store peripherals, and keep your desk tidy.

More info and ordering here →

Feb 4, 2013
  • nuke126:

    can you please add a Sierra filter for the Instagram / Photoshop filter post? great work btw. I think the new Sierra filter is easily one of the best ones and am dying to add it to some pictures.

  • Going to do a big update on all the filters soon. Hope to add all the new ones plus try to make it work for all languages.

Oct 2, 2012



Love it.

Oct 1, 2012

Boat (via dbox Instagram)

Apr 2, 2012

I’m convinced chess was given to us by aliens:

"The knight can visit each square on a chess board exactly once."

(via 22 Words)


Mar 20, 2012

Instagram > Photoshop Action > Video

Brent Peirce took the Instagram-style Photoshop Actions that I made and converted them to work with popular video-editing programs. So cool!


How to:

Get all the details and download link on his blog.

Feb 24, 2012

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