On top of more than 18 years of design experience, Dawn is well versed in technology strategy issues and brings a well-rounded view of user interface and design management to her work. She has extensive experience with start-ups and in design consulting. She moved to Boston, MA at the start of the first Internet boom.
Her start-up experience includes:
Creative Director at Open Ratings during its first year and initial product launch (a MIT Media Lab: Pattie Maes startup, acquired by Dun & Bradstreet). Lead Art Director for Youthstream Media Networks’ acclaimed community site, mybytes.com, a personalized, full-service Internet hub for colleges and their students (acquired by SixDegrees.com). As Senior Designer at Synergy Network, Dawn helped facilitate the company’s first move into designing for the web. She brought knowledge of web marketing, user interface design and training to add to the firms’ service offerings. For more, please see: http://www.linkedin.com/in/dawnbarnhart
Dawn has taught for eight years at several colleges:
- Emerson College, Boston MA
- Marlboro College Graduate School, Brattleboro VT
- The New England Institute of Art, Boston MA
- The Art Institute of Denver, Denver CO
She taught web design at Marlboro College’s Graduate School, in Emerson College’s certificate program she taught Design, Information Architecture and HTML and at The New England Institute of Art she taught Information Design, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop and the final Capstone course in Web Development. While at NEiA she built upon the Web Site Development course by developing and deploying the Advanced Web Development program. Most recently, Dawn has written web development course curricula for the New England College of Business’ online masters program in Digital Marketing.
She received her early formal training in graphic design by earning her B.F.A. at Savannah College of Art and Design, and built on her skills by earning an M.S. in Internet Strategy Management at The Marlboro College Graduate School. In June 0f 2016, Dawn graduated from Emerge Colorado, an organization that identifies, trains and encourages Democratic women to run for office, get elected and to seek higher office.
She currently resides in Denver, Colorado.