Dan Content attended Pratt Institute and the Art Students League, studying under Dean Cornwell and Harvey Dunn. Early in their respective careers Content and fellow artist Mead Schaeffer shared a studio in the Van Dyke building (8 Ave & 56th St). For nearly thirty years Dan Content freelanced, illustrating for such magazines as Colliers, Cosmopolitan, Readers Digest, and McCall's. In the 1950s he transitioned from artist to Art Director, working for Benton & Bowles, Inc., and later as head art director of corporate television for Fuller & Smith & Rogers. Though no longer illustrating Content never ceased creating art, turning toward abstract painting and sculpture.