Danny Rankin
Instructor • Whaaat!? Lab • MATERIALS, GAMES, GRAPHIC DESIGN

ATLS 201

Danny Rankin is an instructor in the Technology, Arts and Media (TAM) program. Both the courses he teaches and his individual research reflect a diverse array of expertise, including graphic design, material fabrication, game design, hardware hacking, sustainable agriculture and large-scale installation art. 

Rankin co-directs the ATLAS Whaaat!? Lab, a space for experimental game and interaction design. His cooperative card game Ravine, which began in a TAM game design class, later became one of the most popular card game Kickstarters of 2017. Alongside Matt and Lisa Bethancourt, he is the co-creator of Busy Work, which won the 2017 IndieCade Media Choice award. In 2018, both games were selected for exhibition at the XOXO Festival.  

Rankin also mentors in the ATLAS BTU Lab.  He holds a Master of Science from the ATLAS CTD program, and a Bachelor of Arts in environmental studies from CU Boulder.

ATLAS graduate program alumni 

Evil Cake for BTU 

Undergraduate Honors Thesis