Dan Goods

NASA | Visual Strategist


Los Angeles | United States

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Dan Goods is passionate about creating moments in people’s lives where they are reminded of the gift and privilege of being alive.

During the day he is the “Visual Strategist” for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. There he shepherds an amazing team developing creative ways of communicating, and working to transform complex concepts into meaningful stories that can be universally understood. Their work is seen in public spaces, art museums, and is in outer space.

After doing the dishes, reading bedtime stories to his kids, and spending time with his wife, he works on other creative problem solving projects around the world. Currently he is developing “The Museum of Awe” with his buddies Ivan Amato and David Delgado.

In 2002 he graduated valedictorian from the graphic design program at Art Center College of Design. In 2012 he was select as “One of the most interesting people in Los Angeles” by the LA Weekly


Workshop | Creating Physical Spaces about the Awe of the Natural World

Dan Goods will share with you his ongoing fascination with nature. Together with Dan you will create a cloud chamber, which lets you see invisible particles that have traveled to earth from exploded stars. Inspired by Dan’s thoughts on nature you will then develop a concept for a physical installation and use paper and card to create a small scale physical prototype. 

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