Drabek, Daniel James was born on May 30, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Edward John and Marjory June (Tolan) Drabek.
Associate of Arts, Pasadena City College, 1968. Postgraduate, Long Beach State College, 1970.
Graphic artist Acme Cello Converting Corporation, Brooklyn Center, California, 1970, Zenith Engraving, Vancouver, British Columbia, 1971, United Way, St. Louis Park, Minnesota, 1972-1973. Designer Kloster Advertising, Minneapolis, 1974-1975. Private practice graphic art, 1975-1976.
Art director Gordhandas Sunderdas Graphics, Minneapolis, 1976-1984. Graphic designer in private practice Santa Cruz, California, since 1984.