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Sarah Oswald

by , 1 Apr 2010

Sarah Oswald, who is Dan Capato's fiance, has been an Executive Consultant to DCdesignsolutions since 2008. She presently works as a store manager for Supercuts in Wyomissing, PA and is planning on pursuing a degree as a Veterinary Assistant. In addition to her full-time job, Sarah supports DCdesignsolutions with select administrative projects on a part-time basis. Daniel and Sarah will join hands in matrimony on October 30th of this year.


Okay, well... not really. Way back in circa 2008, a young and inspiring entrepreneur, from a small suburb of Philadelphia, made a decision to blaze his own trail and start a business. Through relentless determination, valuable experience in the design arena, and one hell of a work ethic, Daniel Capato launched a full-service design and print company, which he named DCdesignsolutions. These valuable qualities, combined with a well-versed creative eye, have nurtured the entity, allowing it to gain immediate success. Now almost two years later, DCdesignsolutions has evolved into a creative champion, fueling dozens of successful businesses from coast to coast.


Daniel, an Alpha Beta Kappa Honors graduate of The Art Institute of York (also known as Ai Bradley Academy), is currently entering his eighth year in the graphic design vertical. He began working as a Multimedia Designer for Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, a Fortune 500 company whose biggest clients include the Unites States Navy and Air Force. A few years later, Daniel was recruited by OfficeMax Impress, then known as Print and Design Services, to become the District Supervisor of all Desktop Publishing/Graphic Design services. Looking to expand and build upon his business skill set, while continuing to focus on his love for design, he moved away from OfficeMax Impress and worked as an Art Director for an upstart creative/printing firm out of Lancaster County, PA. Recognizing serious irreversible ownership flaws within the young organization, Daniel decided to take what he had learned from all three previous positions and apply it to starting a business of his own.

As founder and owner of DCdesignsolutions, Daniel brings along with him a plethora of design experience, comprehensive market knowledge and a true passion for innovation. This recipe has catapulted DCdesignsolutions forward to the success it is today. Even the failing economy has not affected the growth of his company.


Of the multitude of businesses that trust DCdesignsolutions for their every creative and printing need, one stands out above the rest. AFR Event Furnishings, based out of Pennsauken, New Jersey, is the second largest event furnishings company in the country. AFR regularly provides rental solutions to prestigious and well-attended events, including the FIFI Awards, Super Bowl and Daytona 500. AFR was in need of a creative firm that harbored a limitless sense of creativity and had the capability to produce high level projects on-demand. Competing against other design and public relations companies, DCdesignsolutions earned the opportunity to work with AFR through the development of a mind-blowing advertising piece that won over their hearts.

DCdesignsolutions: For print. For web. For the good of your brand.

"AFR is so lucky to have Daniel Capato and DCdesignsolutions on our team," an exuberant Director of Marketing for AFR, Tricia Schmitt, explains. "He is so creative and talented! Dan's work speaks for itself and as a customer we know his service is top-notch!" AFR now circulates campaign material, signatured by DCdesignsolutions, in various prestigious market specific magazines such as BIZBASH, Event Solutions and The Special Event, as well as in major sporting facilities including the Wachovia Center. This is only scratching the surface of a head over heels relationship that knows no boundaries—nor believes in them.

DCdesignsolutions: For print. For web. For the good of your brand.DCdesignsolutions: For print. For web. For the good of your brand.


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