I like to build stuff.
Both digital and physical. 

I’m a Web Developer, Designer and Carpenter. I like being creative no matter what medium I am working in.  I enjoy seeing a project in my mind, and bringing that vision to life.

My Milestones

The events that got me here

Dan Riefstahl Timeline


I got my first professional job as a multimedia associate at LCBA. I also started my first freelance design company called DJR interactive. 

Penn State University


I received my B.A. in Communications from Penn State Erie and started my journey. I did my internship and Chitester Creative Associates in McKean, PA. This is where I was introduced to web design.


I became the Multimedia Supervisor for LCBA. I oversaw 2 Multimedia Associates and added publication design and many other responsibilities.


I discovered the Content Management System (CMS) Joomla. After examining competitors I ultimately began development using Joomla. 


I co-founded Pixel Point Creative and we began selling Joomla templates and extensions.


I left my position at LCBA to co-manage Pixel Point Creative full time. We began building sites in WordPress and Joomla!


I acquired 100% ownership of Pixel Point Creative and launched version 4 of the website.


Pixel Point Creative acquired EngageIT. EngageIT (formerly SurfErie) was a local ISP, hosting and technology company founded in 1999.


Chalk Line Design & Phase 3 Properties LLC were founded.  These businesses buy, sell, renovate and rehab properties in the Erie area.


I sold Pixel Point Creatives’ hosting and custom design clients to weCreate LLC. I began freelancing for several companies. The COVID-19 pandemic opened many opportunities as businesses began shifting focus online.


In April, I became the Digital Operations Manager for SurgeTrader. SurgeTrader is a prop trading company that accelerates trader funding by helping profitable traders capitalize on their success.

My Work

Here is a select sample of my work. I’ve included pieces from all throughout my career in a variety of formats.

SounDawg Music

  • Logo Design
  • Website Design
  • Website Development
  • Business Card
  • Soundcloud MP3 Player
  • Custom Graphics

“SounDawg Music is a grassroots platform for emerging talent in the New Music Industry.”

Featured Project

My Network

“Surround yourself with people who reflect who you want to be and how you want to feel. Energy is contagious.”

~Rachel Wolchin

Pixel Point Creative
Phase 3 Properties
Penn State University
Asbury Woods
Yoga Erie
Sisters of St Joseph Neighborhood Network
BBGG Advertising
Erie Apparel
Discover PI
Armchair Expert
Hidden Worth Group
SounDawg Music
Exodus Movement
Visit Erie
Powell Peralta
DC Comics


“A cinemagraph is an image that contains within itself a living moment that allows a glimpse of time to be experienced and preserved endlessly.”

A wonderful world. It’s still yet it’s moving, it’s silent yet it’s thought-provoking. It’s the beauty of cinemagraph.


The images in this gallery are some I have collected from around the web. I did not create these. All images are copyrighted by their respective owners. They are shown here because I am fascinated by cinemagraphs and my website is here to not only provide information about me, but also to inspire others.

Cinemagraphs inspire me. There is an epic feel about them. Don’t you agree?


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