Dawn Gardner | DG DESIGN


I specialise in Print Based Graphic Design & Digital Illustration, and have a keen interest in Typography and Book Making. Creating collages both by hand and digitally is a huge passion of mine and I love collecting vintage magazines, books and other ephemera, finding beauty in recycling forgotten images into new narratives.

Since graduating with a First Class Honors Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Design, I have enjoyed working for a variety of clients, including Landor Associates, iWant Design, Kscope, ARUP and YCN. Working on a diverse selection of projects has enabled me to further my experience of the creative industry and become sensitive to a client’s needs and deadlines whilst also building an extensive portfolio. I have participated in several group exhibitions and talks which has encouraged my work to travel in new directions and cross the boundaries of a number of different fields.

My technical skills include Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects and Premier Pro and I have dabbled in CSS too.

I’d love to hear from you so please feel free to contact me via the details below –

T: (+44) 07708 889112
E: dawngardner_3@hotmail.com

My work can also be seen at the following links:

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Selected as one of Wallpaper Magazines Outstanding Visual Communication Graduates for their Online Graduate Directory of 2011.

Showcased Artist within the Student Design Section of Anno Magazine 2011 selected by industry professionals from Sweden – September 2011

Exhibitor at London Design Festival as a Recommended Graduate of Emerge – 22nd -25th September 2011

Q & A Artist Feature on NineteenSeventyThree Blog – September 2011

Q & A Illustrator Feature on Inkygoodness Blog – September 2011

Q & A Showcase on Love is the Law Magazine – August 2011

Q&A Interview on Arts Thread for a Portfolio Spotlight Feature – 27th August 2011

Highlighted by Creative Review as one of the Top Picks of New Designers 2011

Featured on Arts Thread Blog as one of the Top Picks of Visual Communication at New Designers 2011

Featured on Elle Decoration.com in participation with New Designers as part of a promotion to win a signed copy of one of my prints.

Interview on Not Paper Collage Blog – 28th June 2011

Selected as One of the Top 20 Edited Picks of the Best Graduates from Free Range 2011 – Love is the Law Magazine

Design Week Magazine 16th June 2011 – Political Art Feature

New Designers Recommended Graduate Portfolio for the month of May 2011, in conjunction with Arts Thread

This is Something Exhibition in conjunction with Sixty Million Postcards, 12 A2 Prints sold – 24th May, Bournemouth

Digital Arts Magazine April 2011 – Mixed Media Feature

Digital Arts Magazine September 2010 – New Designers Showcase

New Designers Exhibition, Summer 2011 & 2010

Free Range Exhibition, Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, Summer 2011 & 2009


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