Founder and CEO, Code and Theory
Dan Gardner is the Founder and CEO of Code and Theory. With more than a decade of experience designing cross-platform products and brand experiences for clients in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, he has led Code and Theory to become one of the largest Digital first creative agencies in the United States. Since founding the company in 2001, it has grown to ~500 employees, with offices in New York, San Francisco, London, Manila, Los Angeles and Atlanta.
From pioneering the modern digital landscape with 70+ major media launches for publishers such as Bloomberg, Vogue, and the LA Times, to defining a new standard for how brands like Maybelline NY and Burger King communicate their stories, to reimagining the digital space between government and citizenry through sites like NY.gov, Dan has radically redrawn the map of challenges a creative agency can confront in today’s digital world.
His efforts in growing Code and Theory have been widely recognized. Code and Theory has been celebrated by Webbys, D&AD, Cannes Lions, One Show and was named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies.