Daniel Kleinman is a British commercial and music video director and title sequence designer.
After graduating from Hornsey Art School, he began his career in the '80s as an illustrator, collaborating with music video directors. Since then, he has directed more than 100 videos for artists such as ZZ Top, Fleetwood Mac, Prince, and Madonna. Through the '90s he concentrated on advertising for clients such as Guinness, X-Box, and Chrysler. Daniel has also directed TV dramas and comedies, notably Smashie and Nicey – The End Of An Era, which was BAFTA-nominated and won a Golden Rose at Montreux. He also created the title sequences for the James Bond films from 1995’s GoldenEye to 2006’s Casino Royale. In 2012, he returned to the Bond franchise with the title sequence to Skyfall.
He has won top awards for his advertising work at Cannes, D&AD, and the New York One Show. In 2006, Daniel and fellow director Ringan Ledwidge founded the production company Rattling Stick. In 2011, the company won the top spot in the Televisual Peer Poll and in 2012, it won Production Company of the Year at the British Arrows awards for the fourth time.