Dan Barrett is co-owner of Smashing Pixels, a hardcore Web design firm located in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has worked for several large Web agencies whose clientele includes Hewlett-Packard, Novell PeopleSoft, Restoration Hardware, Electronic Arts, and Pacific Bell. His sites have won numerous awards, including several International Web Page Awards and Macromedia's Flash Site of the Day. When he is not sitting in front of his monitor working on Web sites, chances are that Dan is “destroying” his house while practicing his home improvement skills. He currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Kristin, two dogs, and by the time this is published, a first child.