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Dane Schaefer

I am an endlessly curious person with a wide array of experiences, creative and technichal abilities.


Community Projects

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Armory Community Project Founder & Vice President

In late 2017 Sheboygan's historical Muinicipal Auditorium and Armory was threatened with demolition. I made a 3D model of the site including the front facade of the building and a website with an open letter to Sheboygan's mayor, which presented a plan to retain the property as a public green space to honor its cultural & historical significance in our city, state, and nation. With this proposal I successfully convinced Sheboygan's Historic Preservation Commmission to delay demolition for 90 days. I assembled a team, which later became the board of directors, and held two community meetings. Ultimately, we decided to try to save the building in whole. We responded to a request for proposals from the city. After a lot of advocacy we found our way to negotiating a developer agreement with the City. On April 16th 2018 Sheboygan's common council decided to execute our negotiated agreement to allow us to save the building and restore it to utilize it as a community events center.

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Reboot Sheboygan Founding Member

Founded by Matt Hinz, Alex Hart, and myself, Reboot is a group of people that believe too many useful computers sit unused and unloved in storage, or find their way to dumps, or recycling facilities, and that too few people have access to and education with computers. We seek to rescue those computers from destruction and refurbish them to prolong their usefulness. We do this by accepting unused or broken computers from businesses and community members refurbishing them and responsibly recycling what we can't reuse. Then when we have working systems we find organizations and community members that are in need of computers and distribute them. Long term, we plan to educate community members by hosting workshops and livestreams.

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Sheboygan SOUP President & Founding Member

In 2016 I was invited to a small group of local residents to start hosting local SOUP events. SOUP stands for Support Our Urban Projects and is an idea that started in Detroit, MI. Following in their footsteps, Sheboygan SOUP is a community-based, crowdfunding dinner held twice a year, organized by volunteers who want to help the community feel empowered to improve the city. Sheboygan SOUP is not the granter of funds. Our job is to plan an event that creates a place for people to gather and share ideas in a safe environment. The community, the participants in SOUP, decide which project will receive the money raised.


One Of The Sheboygan Press People & Groups of 2017

Sheboygan United Way Volunteer Group Of The Year (2017) Nominee


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Logo Work

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Web

Print

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Greece E Spoon Billboard

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Boards & Brews Poster

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Legend Larry's Product Labels

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Manitowoc Minute State Seal Shirt

Customers, Companies & Collaborators

Charlie Berens
Design, Technology, Editor, Producer

Charlie Berens is an actor, comedian, content creator most well known for his weekly web-series The Manitowoc Minute. I originally reached out to him to hire him to advertise for Legend Larry's. After developing a relationship with him I found myself helping him grow his brand. I have helped with many aspects of his projects including:

  • Developed manitowocminute.com
  • Designed a "new state flag" for a video that was later used for apparel
  • Edited videos
  • Worked as a producer for many of his sold out live shows throughout Wisconsin

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Legend Larry's
Designer, R&D, Technology, Marketing

Legend Larry's is a regional chain of wing joints and award winning line of sauces founded and owned by my parents, Larry & Tammy Schaefer. I have helped with many aspects of this business including:

  • Technology Systems
  • TV Signal Distribution
  • Coded & Deployed Customer Facing Ordering System
  • Web design & ecommerce management
  • Marketing & Design
  • New Product Development

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Epicure Lounge
Owner Operator

Opened at the age of 21 in 2006, the Epicure Lounge is Sheboygan's one and only hookah lounge. As the sole owner, I have been responsible for all aspects of the business, including:

  • Marketing, Logo, Design, Web
  • Building remodel
  • Successfully lobbying for smoking ban exemption
  • Employee managment
  • Book Keeping

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