Areas of Expertise
- Flexi Design & Production Manager RIP
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe Photoshop
- Vehicle Wrap Design & Installation Specialist (Also Windows, Walls, Floors, etc.) Print and Cut workflow in Flexi, Adobe AI & PS
- Color Management in Flexi, Adobe AI & PS
- Vehicle Template Usage with PVO, Bad Wraps, Sign Elements, Mr. Clipart, The-Blueprints
- Extensive Experience with media brands (print and installation) – 3M, Orafol, KPMF, Gen. Formulations, Hexis, Avery
- Training on Flexi design tools
- Setting up preferences & settings
- Adding printers & cutters to Production manager
- Color management tools
- Print & Cut workflow
- Enroute design tools & design topics
- Designing in 3D with Enroute
- Tool pathing in Enroute
- ATP for Enroute
- Adding and setting up drivers for CNC machines
I have worked in the sign & wrap industry for 25 years as a designer, installer, sales rep. and technician. I was an OEM Designer for Vomela Company and specialized in efficient design and large production/unit orders. I am certified for installations with 3M, Orafol, KPMF, Lowen & Wrapify. I am the founder of IBOW Training & DUB Magazines Wrap Stars. I was a 3M Authorized Trainer for years which taught me in-depth knowledge of multiple brands of materials for installation and print. As IBOW I travel the country and host online classes for Vehicle Wraps for start-ups, Experienced Sign and Wrap Shops and I have also done training for Ford, Fellers, Sign/Wrap/Tint Franchisors, Major RV Companies, and other OEM brands. My experiences have made me fluent in “cross-communication” between multiple brands of design & RIP software offering clients solutions to their immediate needs.
My extensive experience with design, production, and installation has shaped me into the trainer I am today. I can help with everything from quoting, design, color management, production, and installation. I can help individuals/companies understand how to design quality installations appropriately. I can also help with the selection, understanding, and installation of appropriate materials for a wide variety of installations from vehicle wraps, fleet wraps/graphics, building wraps, textured walls, window perf, Frosted glass film floors, sidewalks, POP Displays/Retail graphics, and more.
Wealth of knowledge
Dan came to my shop and helped me learn so much with flexi and how to run the production software so much better. With his help and knowledge during and after training it helped lower turn around times on my wraps!
Dan Nava Review
Dan is truly an expert in his field. He answered any questions we had and displayed a clear understanding of working in FLEXI as well as vehicle grapics and wraps. He has a lot of experience in the field. Highly recommended.
Dan Nava is a great instructor!
I took both the Photoshop and Flexi wrap design online classes thru IBOW with Dan. He was very good and took the time to involve everyone in the classes and answer all questions. he explained each lesson thoroughly. Dan made himself available outside of the classes for additional questions or concerns. Our lessons and assignments were reviewed by the whole class including feedback which helped me become a better designer and understand the processes better. Dan has the knowledge, patience and drive to make us all better at our trade!