Dawn Bender

Senior Visual Designer

Seattle, WA, USA
I'm a creative and versatile senior designer with over twelve years of experience in marketing and brand development. Skilled at crafting designs for a wide range of media and platforms. Proactive project management to ensure that projects are completed on time and exceed client expectations.

Work Experience


Senior Visual Designer

• Designed and illustrated a character for an Amazon campaign based on their character Peccy and Groot
• Created graphics and multimedia for marketing and social channels for the Seattle Humane Society
• Shot product photography of a series of pins, processed and edited the photos and created line sheets for wholesale merchandising for Lili Chin/Doggie Drawings
January 2008 - United States


Visual Designer

• Directed the marketing department through a brand refresh by updating existing collateral and templates
• Utilized creative expertise to finalize the secondary elements by presenting creative ideas/design strategy and implementing them across a variety of marketing channels
• Managed relationships and external resources related to design production and execution,
including trade show vendors, printers, photographers, illustrators, and other resources as needed
• Created graphics for conventions and a product launch including exhibit design, booth graphics
and social media
September 2018 - December 2018 Washington, United States


Studio Designer

• Graphic design and layout to create visual solutions that work with overarching brand or campaign concepts
• Photo editing, manipulation, and compositing
• Final mechanical builds of creative concepts to match vendor and production specifications
• Work closely with fellow staff to implement direction and changes
• QC and troubleshoot as needed
• Manual skills, such as mounting and trimming of presentation boards, book binding, wall wraps, and other tactile functions
November 2017 - August 2018 Washington, United States

Qualis Health

Senior Graphic Designer

• Design marketing collateral in a wide range of media for the communications department including print work,
digital graphics, email campaigns and videos
• Provide art direction on marketing campaigns for both in-house and external projects
• Support internal departments by updating templates and organizing a library of images and graphic assets
• Shoot and produce videos for promotional use on our website and social media platforms
June 2016 - November 2017 Washington, United States


Lead Graphic & Multimedia Designer/Art Director

• Creative development from concept to completion for a variety of work including digital ads, multimedia projects,
website assets and emails
• Collaborated with the marketing manager to create artwork for multi-channel social media campaigns on a daily basis
• Designed wireframes and graphic assets for the developers to use in the app
• Increased efficiency by implementing a project management workflow system for the creative team
• Spearheaded and organized a major project between our company and a country music band to feature an exclusive song release via our app
• Learned Agile in order to track tasks for the developers and the marketing team
December 2015 - May 2016 Redmond, Washington, United States


Freelance Graphic & Multimedia Designer

• Worked closely with the program manager to storyboard, design, create and animate multimedia content for use in a series of training videos and presentations
• Created an infographic for Data Privacy Day 2015 that was distributed nationally by both Intel and McAfee on their social media channels
• Designed marketing materials to support internal education campaigns (posters, web banners, digital displays)
• Produced one of the most viewed internal training videos of the year throughout the entire organization
September 2013 - Present Washington, United States

Sesame Communications

Web Producer/Project Manager

• Managed the web development process from design consultation through website launch while delivering outstanding customer service to our dental clients
• Supervised a portfolio of web projects that spanned between 15 to 20 active projects
• Managed the communication between internal teams (copywriting, design, web) to launch websites on time and on budget
• Organized and tracked resources needed for the creation of the websites from clients (copy, pictures, technical information) via email and phone and scheduled production dates for project milestones
November 2014 - February 2015 Washington, United States

IC Intracom

Graphic Designer

• Created graphics for marketing campaigns in addition to coding HTML for the emails
• Designed artwork for the brand websites and social media channels
• Updated product packaging for the Manhattan and Intellinet line of products
September 2013 - Present Florida, United States

AAA Auto Club South

Assistant Art Director

• Designed editorial and advertorial page layouts for both the AAA and regional versions of Going Places magazine
• Managed and organized the InDesign master templates for the magazine (including 20 templates and numerous styles)
• Created print ads and multimedia materials (HTML emails, Flash elements and videos) for the marketing department
December 2007 - September 2013 Florida, United States

Bay News 9

Graphic Designer

• Designed and created videos for broadcast animations to support the newscast and
on-demand products of Bright House. This included: various show opens, transitions,
animated backgrounds for green screens and plasmas
• Created marketing materials to support the branding of the station. This included: print ads, billboards, animated station IDs
• Designed large format set backgrounds
• Acted as Art Director for three months; Responsible for upholding communication between the art department and other departments
• Created graphics for newscasts, including: mugshots, fullscreens and maps
June 2005 - November 2007 St. Petersburg, Florida, United States

WFTX/Fox 4

Graphic Designer

• Created maps, mugshots, over-the-shoulder graphics, fullscreens and animations for nightly broadcasts
• Worked with the art director and design team to create a new graphic style and animations for the 10 p.m. broadcast
• IT responsibilities included maintaining the Macintosh G3 and G5 in the graphics department and assisting in the maintenance of the Deko system
November 2004 - June 2005 Cape Coral, Florida, United States

WFTX/Fox 4

Deko Operator

• Managed the conversion of files and creation of graphics, templates and effects on Deko
• Used Pinnacle’s FX Deko II Character Generator to create and display graphics for news
February 2004 - November 2004 Cape Coral, Florida, United States

Digital Photo

Desktop Publisher

• Photo restoration, graphic design, layouts of postcards, posters and brochures
• Duties involved scanning materials, color correction and pre-press file setup
September 2002 - April 2003 Gainesville, Florida, United States


University Of Florida

Bachelor of Arts

BA in Digital Arts and Sciences
August 1999 - May 2003 Gainesville, Florida, United States


Actionscript, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Basecamp, Brand Ambassador, Creative Leadership, Creative Technologist, CSS, Email Marketing, HTML, Jira Agile, Logo Design, Motion Graphics , Project Management, Trello,