Dane Krizek
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Dane Krizek

President; Consultant; Designer; MusicianNew York, United States
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Dane Krizek

President; Consultant; Designer; MusicianNew York, United States
About me
Self-taught and highly ambitious, I have had an extensive career in several aspects of the fashion world and much more. My appreciation for art and all that is design began in my childhood. This fascination would then become an occupation when I started my first branding and designing agency at only 18. In its first two years the company saw tremendous growth and was pursued heavily by industry professionals. I worked diligently to ensure that my clients had the best service and were treated fairly. Due to my dedication for each client and beyond, I went on to sell this venture due to the physical toll of pursuing education and running a business. Even though that experience drained me, not even two years later I explored the world of media publication and started an online magazine focusing on both Men’s and Womenswear. Following the magazine’s triumph (Circuit Mag), I was again presented with the opportunity to sell Circuit and made the choice to do so. Upon the sale, I began yet another company shortly after my education, my third, Ragged Hem – a clothing company solely manufactured in the U.S. which sourced its fabrics from Italy, Japan, the U.S. and a sole fabric from Turkey. In terms of Ragged Hem, I was completely self-taught and had no prior knowledge or education as to what it took to start a clothing company. I ran the company as President and CEO, with a great staff, and was presented with the opportunity of a lifetime. After owning the company for nearly 4 years, I was presented an offer to sell the brand, and my designs, to an infamous luxury house. After little thought I sold the company and was overjoyed to have created a success brand with no previous training or teaching. Working in all these various realms of fashion and/or art and media allowed me to develop a great understanding of all the aspects in the industries of Media and Journalism, Consulting and Branding, the Fashion Industry and also the Art world as well as the in's and out's of Creative Agencies. These experiences, after several years taken off personally to travel the world and experiment in additional self-teaching, would lead to my career in the realm of buying for major fashion retailers and also business development. This ultimately led up to me working for both GQ and Mr. Porter, among other highly respected brands. Recently I have left GQ and am currently finishing up at Mr. Porter, to focus solely on my consulting firm, The Alexander Group, and explore additional opportunities, such as music, design (again) and art.
Projects
  • Another
    AnotherMost Recent Painting
  • Dangerous Narcissists
    Dangerous NarcissistsFounded the band in 2018-‘19, now working towards first album.
Projects credited in
  • LOEWE - William Morris Collection - Creative Content
    LOEWE - William Morris Collection - Creative Content
  • Mr P | MR PORTER
    Mr P | MR PORTER
  • MR PORTER x KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE
    MR PORTER x KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE
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Work history
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    President/FounderThe Alexander Group
    New York, United StatesFull Time
    Started as a side business and is now my main focus. Consult individuals, startups and small to midsize companies on how to find success, especially in these difficult times. Focus on growth strategies, establishing target markets and what to focus on in the beginning when developing a business. Such as identifing the most important issues to begin with and taking the business from there. The Alexander Group started as a side project, as mentioned above, but do to success and interest has now become my full time pursuit.
    GQ logo
    GQ logo
    Creative DirectorGQ
     - New York, United StatesFull Time
    Oversaw all cover shoots and main/cover stories, as well as arranged them. Organized magazine for final copy. Was responsible for contacting the agent/manager of the actor/actress, band or public figure. I’m addit I also lead the creative team in terms of decision making and priorities.
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Skills
  • Design
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Business Consultancy
  • Business Development
  • Writing Music
  • Ceative Writing
  • Career Advice
  • Startup Development
  • Connecting Creatives
  • Art Creation
Education
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    Masters of International BusinessLSE
     - London, United Kingdom
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    Business AdministrationThe George Washington Univeristy
     - Washington, United States