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Dan Mall

Designer, creative director, developer

in designer, developer, mac

Who are you, and what do you do?

I'm Dan Mall. I'm a husband, dad, designer, creative director, developer, photographer, and musician.

What hardware do you use?

I use a maxed out 16-inch 2019 MacBook Pro as my main computer. When I'm at my desk, I dock it to two LG UltraFine 5K displays with Audioengine A2+ speakers, a large Wacom Intuos Pro tablet, a Magic Trackpad, and Magic Keyboard with Number Keypad attached.

I use a Sony Alpha 6400 as my webcam with a Shure MV7 microphone and 2 Elgato Key Lights.

I've got an iPhone 11 Pro, AirPods Pro, and Bose QuietComfort 35 II wireless headphones always within reach.

I shoot photos with a Canon EOS R and a DJI Air 2S.

I play music on a Yamaha Clavinova CLP-775 and MOTIF6.

And what software?

What would be your dream setup?

I think I have all of the hardware and software I'd want, so my dream setup to be desired is more about the space. I'd like a physical space that's comfortable for working and lounging, and looks cool. Probably lots of plants. I want all my books handy a few feet away in the room. I'd like to be able to play music when I want, or film a talking head video for YouTube or Instagram.