you for visiting FRONTPAGE.NYC.
You are on this page, in particular, because you want to know who, exactly, is
behind this and how the properties referred to here related to each other. My
name is Dan and I am the creator, Managing Editor and Publisher of
EX LIBRIS PADR0N1US D1G1TAL PR0PERT1ES
Digital Properties is not a business. It's a private professional portfolio
showcasing a life-long career in publishing, advertising and digital media. Through
embedded links, comments and references, it also follows a thirty year timeline during
which I created and owned several publications. FRONTPAGE.NYC
is the latest one. The only way to understand why it exists is only by understanding
my love for publishing and publications.
Yup, that's me!
If you would like to contact
me please do so here.
Purple Pages Publications (Edmonton, Canada)
I did not create Purple Pages Publications, but that is where my
career in publishing and advertising began in 1989 and where, for
ten years, I managed the development of special projects. During
that time we built one of the first-ever fully electronic pagination
platforms (for Quark XPress), an early digital ad syndication system,
an online ad submission platform which accepted classifieds from
readers and then formatted, fed and shared them instantly between
international newspapers, and developed countless extensions for
Photoshop that helped processed high-volumes of photos simultaneously
for both the print and online versions of these publications.
PX3 (Purple Pages Publications) is also what
I will always remember as the best company I have ever worked for.
MacEwan University (Edmonton, Canada)
Between 1986 and 1996, I also held several term/contract positions
at MacEwan University, a "school of hard knocks" with business,
journalism and computer programs that challenged all other higher
educational institutions in the country. Grant MacEwan College was
also the first school in North America (most likely, in the world)
which in 1986 officially offered a dedicated computer graphics
diploma program. It was there where I was extremely fortunate to
be part of, and work with teams of wonderful professionals. It was
also where I built my knowledge in computer systems and applications
and developed my research, data management and information indexing
skills. As part of those teams, for ten years I was involved in the
operations of a number of academic departments: the computer managed
learning resources centers, the library's circulation, reference,
research and special collections archives, and the computers, internet
and information technologies services. Prior to that, while a student
there, I created and published the college's, first ever, fully
electronically produced TAC Magazine (Technical Applications of
Pacific Webcard Directory (Vancouver, Canada)
In 1998 I moved to Vancouver and started my own business, Pacific
Webcard Directory, which I owned and operated as Publisher and
Managing Editor for eleven years. PWCD was an online advertising
service which created and published business advertising content
and managed digital marketing campaigns for companies of all sizes
and from many industries and disciplines in Canada and United States.
Among them were publishing houses, advertising agencies, colleges
and universities, cosmetics, biotech and pharmaceutical research labs,
beauty and fashion houses, dental and medical practices, financial
and investment institutions, real estate brokerages, computers,
software and information technology startups, manufacturers, and
import/export services. The directory also published a real estate
private listings advertising database. In late 2010 the directory
was sold to a Japanese marketing company which preserved some
of Pacific Webcard's original domain names for its online advertising
TWELV Fashion Magazine (New York City)
After moving to New York City in 2010, where I first worked on a few projects
for Graphis Annuals and Ethis communications (a Wall Street-based advertising
agency serving biotech and pharmacetical companies), in 2011 I met Hissa Igarashi,
an amazing creative talent and former fashion stylist from Condé Nast
and Vogue Italia. Hissa and I connected the moment we met
had a plan.
Under the newly established Marbles and Marbles International Inc., a Presidio
Japan Corporation entity, in 2011 Hissa and I co-created TWELV
- a New York City fashion, culture and lifestyles magazine. Initially, we printed
TWELV in the USA and distributed it in selected stores in NYC, Chicago, Los Angeles,
Miami, London and Paris, as well as through Barnes and Nobel and Tokyo Haneda
International Airport. In 2013 we decided to publish the magazine only online
and, for the following five years, I continued my work there as Director
of Digital Operations. Today TWELV continues to shape the talents of a new, younger
generation, while helping to make their dreams and aspirations come true.
Front Page New York (New York City)
In 2018 when I decided it was time to bring all my major publishing projects under
one portfolio, I created Padronius Digital Properties.
are part of that portfolio and the second of three publications I created, fully
financed and managed in thirty years.
If you live in New York,
and get fifty robocalls a day like I do, then you understand why my phone number
is not online. So, please contact
me here. Also, if you live in NYC, you know that in this city a 24-hour day
just doesn't cut it any more. Still, I will do my best to always respond to all
inquiries within that time frame. Thank you for reading this and I jope you'll
enjoy what you find here and return soon for more.