Dawn, thank YOU for your patience and hard work on our web site. You have helped usher us into an entire new era with our site. It is all part of the plan to make MHDSA a more professional organization and this site, being a first impression for many, moves us closer to that goal.
Mac Macovits, Executive Director, RMDSA.ORG
I don’t have words to thank you enough for just springing into action and getting the whole 500hr manual up and out. You do this kind of thing all the time. And I really appreciate your work.
Mariam Gates, Rolf Gates Yoga
Dawn and I have been friends, college mates, and work colleagues. Dawn has always been very strong in spirit with a wonderfully, fresh, outspoken, inspiring attitude. She is one of very few people I know who follows through, 100%, on her personal and professional commitments. In the last few years, I have had the pleasure of engaging Dawn as a freelance designer. She has produced numerous projects — and many under very tight deadlines — with decorum, a creative spirit, and guaranteed results. She has always come through and exceeded my expectations.
Rachel Allgood, Founder and Creative Director, Isocurve.com
I have known Ms. Barnhart to be diligent, articulate and in all manners and ways to be highly professional, such that I have witnessed her extending herself well beyond the ordinary course of obligation and concern to address the concerns of her clients while providing the utmost integrity in her work and working relationships.
Lawrence D. Fierman, Fierman & Associates, P.C., Attorneys at Law
As the owner of Inertect Design Consultants, Inc., an Interior Design firm in Charleston, SC, I have contracted Dawn Barnhart to provide web design and graphic design services over a span of the past ten years. The quality of her work speaks for itself, always exceeding my expectations, and lending her amazing talent and professionalism to each project.
Beth Huntley, Inertect Design Consultants, Inc.
Through the years, I’ve watched Dawn progress into a successful, well-rounded professional whom I have often referred business to without hesitation. I can proudly testify to her strength of character, loyalty and dedication to her craft. She’s a credit to her field and I feel fortunate to have her in my life.
Amber M. Starzynski
I am Swiss and live in Switzerland. I have met Dawn Barnhart through personal connections. On the professional side, I had the opportunity to work with her for the Swiss Consulate based in Cambridge, MA and it was a very enjoyable experience. Dawn is a very committed person, loves challenges (the more difficult the better), she is a perfectionist (she pays keen attention to detail) and is hard working. She has very high expectations from others and even more for herself.
Barbara Rodel, UEFA – Services Genève, CH
Dawn was professional in her delivery of service, with excellent follow up, attention to detail and timeliness. Her creativity and understanding of the medium allowed us to build a website that delivered our message in exactly the right manner.
Barbara Gebhardt – Owner, Opus Staffing
As a part of my graduate program in technology management, I took a series of web design courses. For one of my advanced design courses I was fortunate to study under the tutelage of Dawn Barnhart. The course was challenging, however Dawn had a gift for making difficult material accessible and enjoyable. Her lectures were engaging and she was always willing to help a student navigate difficult areas.
I should also mention Dawn’s keen design sense. Naturally, as a student it was important to have an example of good design to follow. Dawn is the type of faculty member who not only understands and can teach design, but she is also a wonderful designer.
Margaret J. Donahue
There are many gifted designers and talented website developers in the marketplace today, but very few who are also excellent teachers. It is, after all, one thing to have talent, and quite another to develop it in others. Dawn stands strongly in both categories.
Thanks for all of your dedication to the program it really shows, and good luck in the future.
During the fall semester of 1999, I enrolled in the Emerson College Web Production & Management Certificate Program. Dawn taught the graphical/technical portion of the program.
Dawn’s presentations and explanations of material were always well thought-out. She succeeded in striking a balance between teaching to students with extensive graphical arts experience, versus those that had practically none. In addition, she was very good at helping students understand the practical considerations and constraints faced when creating & maintaining websites. And last, she ensured that the pace of her instruction was appropriate for the class. At the same time, she was mindful not to overwhelm us with too many new concepts all at once. She was astute at gauging how well and how quickly students were comprehending the material.
I want to thank you for giving me inspiration and opening door to the web for me (as my teacher) because now I finally landed a full time web job — Thanks!!
Dawn has a passion for both her work and for teaching it to others, which is a very rare quality to find in teachers today. She is energetic and very knowledgeable about web design, and the web in general.
Thanks again for such a great class.
Thank you Dawn, I appreciate all the help and the suggestions. You were the biggest help all semester.
I don’t think I could have learned any more in 5 weeks… Great course!… just poured a glass of Shiraz in memory of our class…
I attended The New England Institute of Art in Boston for the “Intro to Web Design Course”. I was fortunate enough to have Dawn Barnhart for the first 4 months of this course where she in turned showed us how to design graphics in Photoshop, layout these graphics in Dreamweaver and how to think about the web and web design. She demonstrated to me that she was a fantastic teacher and an accomplished artist and web designer. She’s not only a great teacher but very patient and more than willing to help outside the classroom. Even as much as a year or more later I have consulted her for advice on issues that were just above my skill levels and she made it much easier for me to understand and then continue on becoming better at what I was working on. She is not only a fantastic teacher but a great person and I make it a point to be surrounded with people like Dawn Barnhart!