About Me
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About Me

About Me

With more than a decade of award-winning experience as an Art Director and Graphic Designer, I'm well-versed in my field, but never stop learning and refining my craft. I seek out inspiration and am continually excited by design in the world around me. I have worked with (and within) a diverse group of business categories — from large corporate firms, to nonprofit organizations, to startups of one.

My designs have appeared in identity packages, newspapers, magazines, annual reports... on product packaging, billboards, buses and vehicles, websites, trade show booths, model home displays... in design annuals and the list goes on. Additionally, I am able to aid in project management, craft text and shoot photography and video. I wear as many hats as needed to produce a quality piece.

The idea of "kismet" resonates in my work as I seek to create powerful, yet natural visual destinies for brands, products and services. With my marketing background, I fully understand the importance of crafting a strategy for consistent and cohesive messaging. Combining beautiful imagery with a solid marketing plan allows my designs to be animated with a sense of kismet... making your design dreams come true.

Mind Over Matter (M.O.M.) Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit I co-founded in 2009 with a life-long friend, is a great example of my desire to create communications and experiences that positively impact our community. Our nonprofit hosts the annual Get It Dunn 5K and 1/2 Marathon. What started as a crazy idea now brings over 500 participants across the finish line annually. Due to the success of our race, we are able to award scholarships, camperships and needs-based gifts — over $50,000 in the first five years. I have maintained all creative promotions for the nonprofit and run. These efforts are a great representation of me — a passion for design, desire to give back and a celebration of the importance of play!

Other passions include loving on my family (partner Dan, son Henry and wonderdog George,) coffee, exploring outdoors, yoga, jogging, cooking, gardening, music and (winning at) board games.

View my resume, or to contact me, please send a message.

Get It Dunn 2017
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Get It Dunn 2017

Promotional and event materials for the 6th Annual Get It Dunn 5K & 1/2 Marathon. I co-created and have helped orchestrate this event since its inception. I create the identity, print/web advertising and event materials, in addition to aiding in event management. At the 2017 event, we had a world record broken on the 1/2 marathon course — check it out!

The race is a creation of the 501c3 nonprofit I co-established in 2009, Mind Over Matter (M.O.M.) Inc. mindovermatter4me.com 

FYI: “Dunn,” in the logo, refers to the event location in my hometown Menomonie, which is located in Dunn County, Wisconsin. 

Check out past Get It Dunn materials.

Get It Dunn 2017
Get It Dunn 2017
Get It Dunn 2017
Get It Dunn 2017
Get It Dunn 2017
Get It Dunn 2017
Get It Dunn 2017
Get It Dunn 2017
Get It Dunn 2017
Adult Swim
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Adult Swim

Madison Children's Museum hosts 21+ ticketed events several times a year as a fundraising effort. Each "swim" has a unique theme, with graphics to advertise the experience. Some examples include Winterstellar coincided with the opening day of The Force Awakens, I mashed up ugly holiday sweaters and Star Wars to create the vibe; Mad City Music-Makers — a celebration of music in Madison, where I used a bass guitar as my inspiration; along with Adult Swimmeth — an ode to "The Bard" where I created a Shakespearan insult graphic which was available to attendees to screenprint at the event. 

Adult Swim
Adult Swim
Adult Swim
Steensland House
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Steensland House

The historic Steensland House is located on the Bethel Lutheran Church campus, and was moved and restored while I was on staff. The house was modified to be an off-campus housing program where residents participate in a service-learning community. This brochure was designed to educate congregants as well as the general public, while showcasing the many ornate details of the historic home. 

Steensland House
Steensland House
Steensland House
Wunderdog
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Wunderdog

I updated Wunderdog's logo, identity materials and website design in 2016. Our dog George recommends Lynn and the Wunderdog team in the Madison, WI area. 

 

Wunderdog
Wunderdog
On the Spectrum Newsletter
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On the Spectrum Newsletter

I started working with the Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin in 2017, to redesign their quarterly newsletter. 

On the Spectrum Newsletter
Bethel Lutheran Church
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Bethel Lutheran Church

My first major task as Communications Director at Bethel Lutheran Church was to redesign their logo and identity. My inspiration came from a cross design that is repeated in the sanctuary woodwork. The traditional yet modern shapes designate Bethel's main areas of service in living, loving, serving & thriving. The vibrant coloring and the slight tilt of the icon is meant to reflect the creative energy of downtown Madison, where the Bethel campus is located.

I also led a website redesign for Bethel in 2014. I provided art direction for the web development firm, created build-out graphics, trained staff on CMS and introduced to the congregation. Web applications that communicate with the church database allow users to create profiles and access member data, event registration and online giving.

Bethel Lutheran Church
Bethel Lutheran Church
Bethel Lutheran Church
Bethel Lutheran Church
Young Wisconsinites Journal
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Young Wisconsinites Journal

This 12-page mock newspaper was a piece I designed for the "From Coops to Cathedrals: Nature, Childhood, and the Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright" exhibit at Madison Children's Museum in 2017. The newpaper features actual stories from Lloyd's childhood days as well as recreated advertisements of businesses from the late 1800s. The newspaper is featuered at the beginning of the exhibit, in a newstand feature where children can buy and sell the papers, as well as reading to learn of the history of this time.

The piece offers the content in both English and Spanish. 

Young Wisconsinites Journal
Young Wisconsinites Journal
Second Harvest North Florida
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Second Harvest North Florida

Large format tri-fold brochure designed to showcase the organization's service areas and food distribution cycle. 

Second Harvest North Florida
Madison Children's Museum Annual Report 2014-15
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Madison Children's Museum Annual Report 2014-15

Annual report design created while on staff at the musuem. The report features a lot of my own original photography. (So many fun details to capture there!) View the report in its entirety.

Madison Children's Museum Annual Report 2014-15
Madison Children's Museum Annual Report 2014-15
Madison Children's Museum Annual Report 2014-15
LSS NE FL 2011 Annual Report
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LSS NE FL 2011 Annual Report

The 2011 Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida was themed "Hopeless to Hope" and spotlighted a success story from each of their five major programs. I met some amazing people while art directing the photo shoots. They undoubtedly inspired my designs.

Their main program, Second Harvest North Florida, is so large that it warranted a companion report. In both reports I used info graphics to break up the text, along with striking portraits of clients, staff and volunteers.

LSS NE FL 2011 Annual Report
LSS NE FL 2011 Annual Report
LSS NE FL 2011 Annual Report
LSS NE FL 2010 Annual Report
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LSS NE FL 2010 Annual Report

Two annual reports created for Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida in 2010 — one for the parent organization and another for their largest initiative, Second Harvest of North Florida

LSS NE FL 2010 Annual Report
LSS NE FL 2010 Annual Report
LSS NE FL 2010 Annual Report
LSS NE FL 2010 Annual Report
LSS NE FL 2010 Annual Report
Democratic Party of WI
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Democratic Party of WI

I worked with the Democratic Party of WI, as well as the Senate and Assembly Democratic Campaign Committees of Wisconsin for over a decade. I have designed campaign logos, signage, web graphics, mailings and event invitation packages.

Democratic Party of WI
Democratic Party of WI
Democratic Party of WI
Democratic Party of WI
LISC annual reports
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LISC annual reports

LISC Jacksonville celebrated their 10th anniversary in Jacksonville in 2008. During their year-long celebration of helping neighbors build sustainable communities, they sponsored a photo contest for children who lived in the neighborhoods LISC helps support. With this annual report, the winning photos were highlighted and laid out scrapbook-like style to help tell the story of LISC Jacksonville. The photos were treated with a gloss varnish over a silk sheet. This book won a local silver ADDY award (Nonprofit).

This second annual report & folder shown were created in 2011 to introduce the client’s new “EPIC” initiative – Empowering People and Inspiring Change. My designs featured photography of their neighborhoods and other efforts such as the KIPP school in Jacksonville. 

LISC annual reports
LISC annual reports
LISC annual reports
LISC annual reports
LISC annual reports
Bethel Horizons identity
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Bethel Horizons identity

Creating a new identity for Bethel Horizons was a great challenge. The new mark needed to honor the past while visually moving them forward. After much emotional dialogue with the staff and board, the new identity was adopted and a new website was created. I worked with Crushing Pennies on the web development, which included a Django CMS which allows the client ease in updating.

Bethel Horizons identity
Bethel Horizons identity
Bethel Horizons identity
Bethel Horizons identity
Bethel Stewardship Brochure
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Bethel Stewardship Brochure

This brochure was positioned as a stewardship tool for Bethel. It is unlike any past materials in showing statistics and achievements mainly through the use of infographics. This piece showcases past efforts to spark future energy in the congregation.

Bethel Stewardship Brochure
Bethel Stewardship Brochure
Bethel Stewardship Brochure
Florida Theatre Summer Movies
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Florida Theatre Summer Movies

Each summer the Florida Theatre presents a Summer Movie Classics series, showing matinee movies on Sunday afternoons. My designs for the 2013 and 2012 campaigns included retro graphic elements along with a fresh color palette evoking the beach. Promotional materials included posters, flyers, print ads, web graphics and a movie punch card.

Florida Theatre Summer Movies
Florida Theatre Summer Movies
Florida Theatre Summer Movies
Florida Theatre Summer Movies
Get It Dunn
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Get It Dunn

Promotional and event materials created for past Get It Dunn 5K & 1/2 Marathon events.

Get It Dunn
Get It Dunn
Get It Dunn
Get It Dunn
Get It Dunn
Get It Dunn
Get It Dunn
Get It Dunn
Get It Dunn
Get It Dunn
Farah & Farah
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Farah & Farah

The ampersand in this logo made reference to the two Farah brothers joining as partners, and helped energize the logo while remaining traditional. This mark won an American Graphic Design & Advertising 25 award in the Logos & Trademarks category. I also created the brochure shown below, which further updated the firm's image while still remaining relevant to their primarily blue-collar clientele. Having worked with this client for years, I designed numerous pieces utilizing some interesting mediums including billboards, taxi toppers, bus wraps (as shown below) and even personalized bobblehead characters of the two Farah brothers!

Farah & Farah
Farah & Farah
Farah & Farah
Farah & Farah
Bethel Horizons Summer Camp brochure
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Bethel Horizons Summer Camp brochure

This brochure was a redeisgn from a text-heav, illustrated mailer that was used for many years prior. My design relied heavy on photography so the viewer could better visualize the camp experience. I also used bold, bright colors and typography to almost SCREAM summer FUN at camp, instead of whispering church camp. 

Bethel Horizons Summer Camp brochure
Bethel Horizons Summer Camp brochure