Telling stories that are
authentic, memorable
and effective.

My passion is telling stories that matter — stories that educate, inspire and motivate us to act.

As a digital producer for OPB, I told the stories of Oregonians from cyclists to mushroom growers to set painters through compelling video, photographs and articles. At Mercy Corps, a global humanitarian organization based in Portland, I led teams to produce digital content that drove engagement, raised money and enhanced the brand.

Today, as an independent consultant, I help clients tell stories that are authentic, memorable and effective using words, pictures, film and interactive content.

Interviewing in Sri Lanka

Creative firms, nonprofits, and small businesses hire me to:

  • % Figure out how best to tell their story
  • % Develop a communications strategy around a brand or campaign
  • % Coordinate and produce story-driven multimedia web pages and campaigns
  • % Concept, write and produce a video
  • % Capture images that tell the story of a person, project, business or organization
  • % Write and edit feature stories, profiles and case studies
  • % Add polish, vigor and direction to existing content

B   Portfolios

The Framer

The Framer



Complementing artwork, becoming 'part of the story'
Now I Belong

Now I Belong



Bhutanese refugees find a home in Portland
Maintaining Portland's Public Art

Maintaining Portland's Public Art



Tim Stigliano scrubs a lot of bronze
Love and Country

Love and Country



Where immigration policy and marriage discrimination intersect
Mercy Corps Northwest

Mercy Corps Northwest



Profile of small business borrower Y.K. Jeong
Old Wood, New Life

Old Wood, New Life



A craftsman uses wood salvaged from deconstructed buildings
Helping Haiti's Female Entrepreneurs

Helping Haiti's Female Entrepreneurs



Reviving business after a devastating quake
Disjecta's Curator-in-Residence Program

Disjecta's Curator-in-Residence Program



Fundraising video for a one-of-a-kind arts program
Colombia: Reclaiming Children of War

Colombia: Reclaiming Children of War



Multimedia content to support key fundraising campaign
A Perilous Pregnancy

A Perilous Pregnancy



Multimedia story about fistula in Ethiopia
A seat at the table

A seat at the table



Empowering women in land-conflict mediation
Armed For A New Life

Armed For A New Life



Child soldiers in Colombia
Craftsman Growers

Craftsman Growers



A small nursery produces beautiful and distinctive plants
A Girl Can

A Girl Can



A content-rich user experience
The SRI in Sri Lanka

The SRI in Sri Lanka



Introducing a new method of farming rice
Responsive Redesign

Responsive Redesign



Applied a content-first, mobile-first philosophy to mercycorps.org
Opening Doors In Abyei

Opening Doors In Abyei



Holding together a fragile peace in Sudan
The One That Got Away

The One That Got Away



A Hood River luremaker decides to cut bait

b Endorsements

Dan helped bring one of my blog posts to life by creating a multimedia piece filled with still images, video clips and slideshows. His skill set is very much honed in a rare aspect, and now I can’t imagine producing anything without his review and involvement.

Joni Kabana,
Humanitarian Photographer

Dan brings strategic thinking, diligence and substantial storytelling chops to every project. He is passionate about telling the best story, in the best way, to the right people.

— Jennifer Dillan,
Mercy Corps Creative Director

In refining a large amount of interpretive text for an upcoming exhibit, Dan was genuine, understood our needs, met tight deadlines and clearly articulated a creative vision that imparted big ideas while at the same time connecting with visitors.

— Ryan Hardesty,
Exhibit Manager, Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture

Dan has a beautiful talent for telling a story, a gift of being able to see the complete picture and give it life. He really captured who we are and what we are about.

— Cherie Siegmund,
Cedarglen Floral Company

Y Get in touch

1731 N Jarrett St.
Portland, OR 97217
dan.sadowsky(at)gmail.com
503-975-3392

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