The History of Stickman Design begins with it’s CEO Daneal Lanier. Daneal was raised on the east side of Cleveland Ohio. After graduating from high school he enlisted in the US Coast Guard. It was where he began to find himself and explore life’s possibilities. While in the Coast Guard he excelled and received numerous awards for teamwork, self-initiative, and high work ethic. He won his districts sailor of the year and was nominated twice for the Coast Guard sailor of the year. Daneal received one of the highest Coast Guard honors when he was presented with the Coast Guard Achievement medal for; superior performance, leadership, and revitalizing his units mandatory training and qualification programs. It was during this time as the units training officer that he fell in love with producing and developing media. Daneal utilized media as a means to enhance and compliment training delivery. His love of media development led to his departure from the Coast Guard after 13 years of service. Daneal sharpened his skills by teaching computer applications while pursuing a degree in digital art and technology. While still in school Daneal secured a job with a media training company. The company’s focus was interactive training for the web and CD-ROM. This was a great environment for Daneal and he absorbed as much knowledge as he could. He would later become the art director for the company and manage multiple projects for fortune 500 clients. After completing degrees in Interactive media and Digital Art and Technology Daneal decided to branch out on his own.

Daneal drew on the management, leadership and planning skills and developed a media production company called Stickman Design. The company became a full service production house developing everything from graphics to video. Daneal used his knowledge of interactive concepts to find niche markets where he could introduce new media concepts. The first major client would be Meadowbrook Golf, the third major golf management company in the US..  While on a special chemical response team within the US Coast Guard, Daneal learned and taught the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS is used to manage emergencies that require multiple resources and logistics. Daneal applied the system to manage multiple media projects with one production company.

Stickman has grown over the years providing services for such clients as; the National Forensics Technology Center, the premier forensics trainer in the US. Stickman would also land government contracts with; the Department of Justice, FBI, the Hillsborough County Department of Health and the National Institute of Justice and many more. Stickman Design continues to push the development of media and is now helping Lanier Interactive develop original media content.