We are now in the sixth week of our Interview series, and this week we are fielding questions for Dawn Hancock, owner and creative director of Firebelly Design.
What would you ask Dawn? Nominate your questions by August 31.
Firebelly Design is a Chicago-based design studio specializing in meaningful and sustainable print, online and motion design solutions.
Dawn describes her team as “super-talented patient listeners, genius problem solvers and forward thinking designers.” They work together to “create positive world change connecting authentic companies with real people in socially responsible ways.”
Firebelly designs for sustainability-focused companies and non-profit organizations like Chicago Public Schools and MacArthur Foundation. They also advise clients who are looking to be more environmentally and socially responsible. The studio even awards an annual Design + Marketing Grant to non-profit clients who may not be able to cover the cost of their services.
Beyond client work, Firebelly conducts its own internal initiatives to do good through design. One example is Camp Firebelly, a 10-day summer charrette in which college design students address social justice issues with design and strategy solutions for a specific non-profit client. ("Campers" actually camp over in sleeping bags in Firebelly's office.) The charrette provides students with real-world experience and the non-profits the design services they need.
The studio also hosts the Firebelly Art Market, where staff and associates sell wares created outside of work, and donate the proceeds to communities and individuals in need.
Exemplifying the proactive design studio, Firebelly does good through good design. So fire away – nominate your questions for Dawn and Firebelly today!
Post your questions to here by August 31 at 4pm EST.