I’ve designed hundreds of pieces for user interaction, marketing, presentation, and merchandise, while freelance or full-time at companies large and small. Pulling from my early professional experience as a studio artist in traditional media, I love to mix visceral texture with clean layout and typography. But ultimately I strive for whatever visuals illustrate a project’s essence with quick and effective messaging.


Senior Web Designer
Sears Holdings Corporation
2014 – present
Chicago, IL

Web Designer
2005 – 2014
Irvine, CA / remote

Web Designer
Blick Art Materials
2002 – 2005
Highland Park, IL

content specialization, graphics and design, usability studies for e-commerce website

Creative Professional
1996 – Present
Chicago, IL


Lawrence University
Bachelor’s Degree
Studio Art
1994 – 1998

cum laude, Dean’s List every semester

ACM Chicago Arts Program
Urban Arts
1997 – 1998

Students encounter a wide range of artists and arts administrators and consider the conditions under which art is produced in Chicago, refining their artistic visions and aspirations through independent study and internship.


Dean Dunakin
Chicago, IL
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