Now running as both a magazine and an agency in East London, Mundial works with clients such as Nike, adidas and Fred Perry and is supported by a full-time team of eight, in addition to an extended network of contributors. The magazine alone attracts around 120,000 readers annually and is stocked in both WH Smith and Barnes & Noble, as well as independent stores across the world.
But rewind to just a few years ago, and the story was very different. Dan graduated in 2010 with a degree in film studies from Liverpool John Moores, but soon realised that film wasn’t his true calling. With an interest in writing, he began blogging, and set up a free local magazine with friends. After unsuccessfully applying for internships, he kept up writing for himself, alongside money jobs in his hometown of Skelmersdale.