Jay Daniel

Jay is the founder, president and principal photographer of Black Cat Studio.

Jay’s Milestones

  • 1951: born in Phoenix, Arizona and grew up in San Anselmo, Marin County, California.
  • 1968: attends Sir Francis Drake High School, San Anselmo, CA. Graduates with honors.
  • 1975: graduates UC Berkeley, BS graduate in Bacteriology.
  • 1976: begins Graduate Studies in Public Health, UC Berkeley.
  • 1976: begins photography studies at the College of Marin, Kentfield, CA.
  • 1976-1978: employed in the Clinical Lab of Presbyterian Hospital, Berkeley, CA
  • 1979: publishes first image on a magazine cover called ‘Wooden Boat’.
  • 1980: opens first studio, Jay Daniel Associates, Fairfax, CA.
  • 1982: purchased Macintosh computer (64 K).
  • 1983: photographed first annual report, Mills Peninsula Hospital.
  • 1985: exhibits Naked Cafe photographs at Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley, CA.
  • 1985: moves studio to San Rafael, CA.
  • 1989: photographed Oakland A’s program covers.
  • 1989: moves studio to current location.
  • 1980 to 2006: freelance clients include:
  • Fireman’s Fund
  • Autodesk
  • Fair Issac
  • Sierra Club
  • IMSI
  • Apple Computer
  • Sunset
  • Olive Garden Restaurant
  • Collins Harper
  • Marin Symphony
  • 1992-94: on the faculty of UC Berkeley Extension.
  • 1996-98, 2000-03: on faculty of Academy of Art College, San Francisco.
  • 1998: Jay Daniel Associates becomes Black Cat Studio