Daniel Haile grew up in Southern California. Often left alone, he became entranced by Saturday Morning cartoons, comic books and creating his elaborate drawings.
Some of his greatest influences include Norman Rockwell, Rembrandt, Barry Windsor-Smith, Will Eisner, Reagan Lodge and Khange Le. Although these artists and illustrators vary stylistically they share a love of narrative storytelling. Haile is also greatly inspired by the Baroque period. Their sense of drama, lighting and color have been a valuable resource for many years.
Being a member of the deaf community, Haile's subject matter often revolves around themes of discrimination, disability and diversity. He works both traditionally and digitally often focusing on portraiture where he captures static moments of everyday life.
He received his Bachelor of Fine Art degree in illustration from The Pacific Northwest College of Art. He looks forward to working in the film, animation, gaming, entertainment and advertising industries.