Donald is a passionate designer and founder of Don Brown Design. From brand development to illustration to photography, Don's abilities cover a wide range of disciplines. There is, however, a common source behind his various design exploitations: A love for design, creativity and visual communication. Don's love of design is derived from his passion for art. His father put a pencil and paper in front of him at the age of 2, and he has been drawing, painting and creating ever since. This passion of art has a direct connection to his illustration abilities and overall eye for creativity and visual communication. Donald operates his design business out of the greater Philadelphia area. His client list includes nonprofits, small businesses, athletic leagues, and many others. He is highly knowledgeable in Adobe Creative Suite, but also brings a unique skill as a seasoned illustrator. Additional skills in typography, environmental design, photography and photo manipulation makes Don a fan favorite and your designer of choice. Don is available for freelance, temporary and permanent positions. Contact today!

Work Samples

  • Logo Design

  • Mobile App Design

  • Web Design

Work History

  • Owner/Operator

    • Don Brown Design
    • Philadelphia, PA
    • Jun 2011 - Present (5 years 8 months)

    Startup visual design business providing services to clients locally and internationally. Marketed services to consumers in a competitive digital environment.

  • Marketing Coordinator

    Operated in the marketing department in a team environment, producing print and web designs for one of
    the largest distributors of refrigeration, air conditioning and heating parts and equipment in North America.
    Was responsible for the creation and distribution of marketing material to over 300 branches within the
    company. Worked predominantly in InDesign, creating print and web flyers and stylesheets for company
    brochures and presentation banners.

  • Web Consultant

    Operated in the Customer Care department communicating with current consumers, with the role of strengthening business relationships between consumer and company. Responsibilities included reviewing consumers’ web design services, recommending necessary adjustments, and providing an overall satisfactory consumer experience.

  • Design Intern

    • RHD
    • Philadelphia, PA
    • Jun 2011 - Jan 2012 (7 months)

    Hired as a summer intern within the marketing department developing visual templates and marketing
    collateral while remaining consistent to company standards and best practices. Executed and presented
    design decisions daily to the director of marketing. Designs completed included illustrations for locally funded newspapers, and infographics for the company website.


  • Philadelphia University

    • Bachelors of Science Graphic Design Communication
    • 2007 - 2012

    Earned a degree in graphic design communication. Studied additional creative practices such as illustration, photography and mobile app design.



Pushpin Design Award 2007