Founder & Managing Director at Firebelly
Dawn is a troublemaker, a bleeding heart, a designer by trade and a do-gooder by choice. She started Firebelly in 1999 with a simple mission: Good Design for Good Reason™. Since then, she’s hired passionate overachievers, sought out fearless allies and taken on projects with the potential to uplift communities and even change the world. In the studio, she's established a community nonprofit, a start-up incubator and a 10-day design bootcamp. She also co-founded Typeforce, an annual exhibit and celebration of Chicago's type community, in partnership with Public Media Institute. Named one of Fast Company’s 11 Most Generous Designers, Dawn believes that we truly are all in this together.