How I Work - Dan Devlin

In this edition of How I Work, FTVLive catches up with Dan Devlin the main man behind the news set building company Devlin. Design Group.

Dan's company designs some of the best news sets you have seen, we asked him how he works.


Location: Crested Butte, CO & Cave Creek, AZ

Current gig: Creative Director, DDG

Current computer: a VAIO custom spec

Current mobile device: iPhone

One word that best describes how you work: Methodical

What are your favorite Apps that you can't live without? 

AutoCAD, Rhapsody, Project, Outlook, Firefox


What's your workspace like?  

I like to daydream out the window, a habit I picked up in Catholic school that I never got over, so I have to have a window in order to do my best work.  I try to keep my work in organized piles, but some days my desk can be a real train wreck.  I have a dual monitor graphics card, so I have one screen for work, the other for my music & YouTube video browsing.

Besides your phone and computer, what gadget can't you live without?

My mountain bikes…stress relief is a must in TV!

What Music are you listening to? 

70’s Soul & Funk…my all-time favorite! The Brothers Johnson, Isley Brothers, Al Green, Sly & the Family Stone, etc.

What's your sleep routine like? 

Some nights I’m a night owl, some nights early to bed, but I always seem to get up early regardless.

Best Advice you Ever Got?  

"You're better than you think you are, and you can do more than you think you can!”  Ken Chlouber, Leadville Trail 100 Race Director.

Best Thing About your Job?

Getting to work with a very talented group of people every day!

Worst thing about your Job?