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Dawn Hancock

Chicago, IL, United States

Designer (Graphic Design)

Member since May 22, 2007

Dawn's always believed the most effective communication comes from culturally-relevant design. So she started Firebelly to prove honesty and authenticity could answer mainstream businesses needs. With a passion for straight lines, social justice and old copy machines, she's been producing powerful, thought provoking work ever since.

Reflecting her natural obsession for arranging unique pieces to create a more beautiful whole, Dawn's studio is an assemblage of amazingly talented people who understand the importance of collaboration. Humanity finds its way into all the work; everyone at Firebelly talks with their hands, thinks with their heart and goes with their gut.

Naturally, Dawn's leadership and creative direction distills all of Firebelly's diverse styles into a potent shot of design goodness. Serving an ever-broadening list of industries, the studio has grown in both size and reputation and its portfolio and client list prove feel-good, do-good work can yield beautiful, bountiful results.

Furthering her commitment to socially conscious causes, in 2003 Dawn decided to create the annual Firebelly Design & Marketing Grant which provides an entire year of strategy, design and development to one nonprofit—completely free of charge.

Outside of Firebelly, Dawn is a savior of stray pups, mentor to young designers and vegetarian chef to her lucky dinner guests (none of whom will ever see her secret recipes).

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Social Justice Design Camp

Education, Communication Design


June 23-July 2 - A sleep away summer camp where all the counselors are good-ass designers and nobody...

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A lack of design knowledge

Arts & Culture, Industrial Design

Posted May 30, 2007
By David Carlson

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Firebelly Foundation Reason to Give WorldChanging

Good Design For Good Reason

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Firebelly Design

My Interests

  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Audio/Visual Design