Founder & Managing Director at Firebelly
Talk: We're all in this Together
Panel: Design for Social Change
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 has 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 non-profit, a startup incubator and a 10-day design boot camp. She also co-founded Typeforce, an annual exhibit and celebration of Chicago’s type community, in partnership with Public Media Institute. Dawn was named one of Fast Company’s “11 Most Generous Designers”.