As a designer, Dawn exhibits capabilities and skills that cross more than one industry. With a passion for visual art, she understands the relationships between architectural design, product design, traditional art and illustration, graphic concept and design, etc. and sees how all these industries are intertwined. Bringing that artistic and aesthetic experience into her work has allowed her to broaden her talents, as well as, explore other industries. Dawn has experiences working with graphic design services as page layout and design, hand and digital illustrations, basic web application, perspective renderings, design and drafting new custom homes, spec. drawings, new product designs to children's luxury playhouse designs.

Work Samples

  • Computer Illustration

  • PACKAGING

Work History

  • Experience Designer

    • Freeman
    • Jul 2011 - Present (3 years)

    Wearing many hats as a 3-D Designer, Cad Drafter, and Graphic Artist in production design of tradeshow, exhibit, corporate event diplays and brand concept proposals for leading companies in their industries.

  • Owner

    • DoveGraphics
    • 2002 - Present (12 years)

    Designer and Graphic Artist designing architectural / graphic design concepts and development through contract labor.

    Graphic Illustrator for new home designs.

  • Illustrator | Designer

    • Iron Stop, Inc
    • Oct 2010 - Dec 2010 (2 months)

    Iron Stop, Inc. is a product development company specializing in outdoor products, as wind chimes and spinners. Consumer product development for new animation series, an illustrator and designer for upcoming 2011 spring catalog.

  • Designer / Graphic Artist

    • Don R. Moore & Associates, Inc.
    • 2002 - 2009 (7 years)

    Don R. Moore & Associates is a Architectural Design Studio that designs concepts through computer application from hand sketches to finished working drawings. First established a great relationship with the firm by teaching new software techniques to old-school drafting personnel and helping transform an all manual design facility into a computer friendly facility. Other duties include advanced concepts in Architectural Design and Illustration and Graphic Art handouts for each finished concept.

  • Store Planner / Graphic Artist

    • CompUSA, Inc.
    • 2001 - 2002 (1 year)

    CompUSA, inc. is a retail store supplying the latest in computer and audio technology. Short-term placement with in-house architectural design department making revisions to working drawings for new store layouts under the direction of the Marketing team. Also collaborated with Interior & Graphic Designer for new fixture design presentations.

  • Designer / Drafter

    • Hampton Homes Enterprise, Inc.
    • 1996 - 1998 (2 years)

    In-house architectural design department designing and developing new custom homes under direction of Sales Team. Also coordinated with Superintendent for code restrictions, as well as, trained other drafters in AutoCAD and techniques.

  • Store Planner

    • la Madeleine de corps, Inc.
    • 1995 - 1996 (1 year)

    la Madeleine de corps, Inc. is a world-wide food restaurant chain. Short-term placement with in-house architectural design department developing system for executing out-of-state new restaurant working drawings. Also trained other drafters in print development and participated in team effort to produce new store layouts.

Education

  • The University of Texas at Dallas

    • BA Psychology
    • 2004 - 2006
  • Art Institute of Dallas

    • AAA Visual Communication/Graphic Design
    • 1998 - 2000

Specialties

Awards

2000 -"Honorable Mention"- Best Portfolio (The Art Institute of Dallas) 1997 - "Designer of the Year" award - Hampton Homes

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