Daniel graduated with a degree in Performance Design from Massey University and Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School in 2006. His theatre career has seen him design sets and costumes for work all over New Zealand and internationally.
In 2013 he won the Q Theatre Auckland Newcomer Award at the Auckland Theatre Awards, has been nominated multiple times at the Chapmann Tripp theatre awards, and won the Weta Workshop Set Designer of the Year in 2008.
Designs include The Tigers of Wrath for Circa Theatre, Masi for The Conch at the 2012 International Sydney Arts Festival, The Pitchfork Disney at Q Theatre, Sunday Roast for Silo, and the immersive theatrical event Generation Z at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival. For Auckland Theatre Company, he designed sets for Enlightenment, and most recently Boys at the ASB Waterfront Theatre. He is currently working on the 2017 World of Wearable Arts Awards Show as the Associate Director. You can check out more of his work at danielwilliamsdesign.com