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A little about me...

I’m a creative and versatile senior designer with over fifteen years of experience in marketing and brand development. Skilled at crafting designs for a wide range of media and platforms. I utilize proactive project management to ensure that work is completed on time and exceeds client expectations.

I’m excited by the idea of creating designs that are translated into a variety of mediums, and have a strong background in the digital and multimedia spaces in addition to my experience in print.  

I moved to the Pacific Northwest eight years ago in an epic road trip from Florida. I recently moved to Portland and I'm enjoying the seasons with my my rescue pooch

Select Clients

Amazon  |   McAfee/Intel  |  Back to Eden Bakery  |  AAA   
Seattle Humane Society  |  T-Mobile |  Lili Chin (DoggieDrawings)

For a full history of my work experience please view my resume.


Here is more of my most recent work (PDF).


Working with Dawn has exceeded my expectations!  On a personal level she is a joy to be around and lights up the room when you meet with her.  She is incredibly thoughtful and listens to all of your ideas with a sense of appreciation for what it is you’re sharing.  On a professional level she is creative, effective and prompt. Dawn has worked on numerous projects for my business over the past 6 months and her attention to detail and ability to get the job done in a very timely manner has been so refreshing.  Every job I have asked her to take on has been done to perfection the first time which has saved me time and money. While my company has a rather established brand Dawn has brought some really wonderful ideas to the table that have helped elevate what we do and how we approach marketing and outreach.  Dawn is a dream to work with and will definitely be part of our “team” for years to come!  

Garrett Jones
Owner, Back to Eden Bakery

Dawn is an amazing combination of creative graphic designer and detail orientated project manager. What more could you ask for in a graphic designer in a fast-paced environment? Dawn joined our team as we were growing our output of marketing content exponentially- Dawn relieved our design bottleneck and was able to quickly deliver quality projects on time. Whether she was given 2 weeks or 2 hours to complete a project we knew we could count on her exceptional work. Dawn also proved to be incredibly tech-savvy and helped jump in to manage three different marketing sites. She is able to tackle any project you may throw at her from print to digital to video animations Dawn is an asset to any team.

Allison Hale
Digital Marketing Director, Lightspeed Systems

Doggie Drawings is a one-person business and as I have to wear many hats, I am so glad to have Dawn Bender assisting me on a freelance basis. On several occasions, I have hired Dawn for her graphic design expertise: product photography, brochure design, and the layout for two book project. Dawn is dedicated, talented, reliable, and so easy to work with. I cannot recommend Dawn highly enough for any position in the graphic design field. I know that I will be calling on her again for future projects.

Lili Chin
Owner, Doggie Drawings

Bringing Dawn onto the creative team at TreeTop Commons was a great breath of fresh air! A strong self-starter, Dawn ramped up quickly and brought hyper-focused organizational skills to the table. She comes equipped with a penchant for animation, a winning personality, and speed! Despite working together for less than a year, I observed clearly that Dawn will find fun in any design task, no matter the scope or complexity. I would happily work with Dawn again, and I encourage design teams to consider her candidacy as a Senior Designer.

Danny Preslar

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