He has a boyfriend named Kieran at present.
He is currently head designer at the budding NYC-based design label, Raven.
He has recently been involved with charities in New York and including the Center for Arts Education and the suicide prevention hotline.
His latest project is a collaboration with a new hotel chain, NYLO. He was chosen to design a collection that will be used as staff uniforms in all of hotel's 160 locations across the United States.
He earned a professional status as a dance instructor and choreographer.
As of 2006, he lives and works in New York City.
He was raised in Lowell, Michigan.
He is gay, although he describes his sexual orientation as '80/20', favoring men.
He was a competitive gymnast at a junior Olympic level in his youth, but injury led him to pursue fashion design.
Although he did not win Project Runway, he was offered a job by Michael Kors. Daniel later posted in his blog that after meeting with Michael Kors, Kors decided that he was not right for the job.
He won five of the weekly challenges on Project Runway, which is the most by any contestant to date.
He worked as an intern for fashion designer Sari Gueron during the 2005 in New York.
He graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2005.
In November 2004, he was selected as one of two students from the Fashion Institute of Technology to participate in Milan's international design competition, Milano Studia la Moda.
He has stated that he had only told his parents about his homosexuality one year before appearing on Project Runway.
He participated in Project Runway at only 24 years of age.
The dress designed by Daniel on the What's Your Line challenge of the second season of Project Runway was worn by Supermodel Iman on a Red Carpet event hosted by Elle magazine.
He was one of the three finalists in Season 2 of Project Runway to show a collection on Olympus Fashion Week.
Daniel: I'm planning to show a collection in the next few years, after I've had a chance to gain some more practical experience under another designer.
Daniel: It's okay to have a little dirt under your nails, perfection is overrated.
Daniel: I believe a woman can be modern and classic simultaneously.
Daniel: At its rawest, fashion is material sewn together in a sequential method. But it's so much more. Fashion creates a mood, captures a moment. It evokes something that you never knew was inside you. Fashion is one of the most underrated stimulants one can encounter.
Daniel: I'm really proud of the collection. It took a very long time to get it done and I hope I made a lasting impression with it.