Brendon A.J. RademakersBrendon Co-Owner Beautiful Minds
Dawn is remarkable, and is a much-loved part of our global teamI I have not worked with a designer with her level of creativity and professionalism. It can be tricky sometimes to collaborate with people on the other side of the world. Odd hours, long trails of messages, and vague emails. But Dawn's skill as a communicator overcomes all of that. It makes it feel like I have her in the room next to me.
Because of her experience and the way she truly listens to people - she requires almost no direction. A consummate pro. It also gives her the ability to pre-empt what we're thinking ahead of time. It's like you're creating jazz with a world-class musician, or the synergy that happens when great sports teams innately understand each other.
We've created merchandise ranges together with global sports stars, backpacks for young girls, and company swag - it's limitless what she can do. She will always be my go - to designer.
I recommend Dawn to anybody, or any company wanting to create audacious and memorable work. And I recommend her as a human being. She's a long-term thinker and makes this sometimes challenging work a joy to undertake.
Teresa Crespo Co-Founder Hidden innovations In Disguise
We have worked with Dawn on several projects and every time we are amazed at her creativity. She has the ability to interpret your vision and create a design that requires little to none revisions. We started working with her for the textile design for our underwear line and now she is involved in every aspect of our business that requires graphics design (i.e. packaging, promotional items, brochures, etc). Highly recommended!
See My Private Pocket here.
Paul Miller CEO/ Owner CozyPhones
Dawn's amazing design and project management skills helped to make our first CozyPhones licensed product a hit! Our goal was to take CozyPhones into licensed product for the first time and we hired Dawn as a creative consultant to help us put together our successful Nickelodeon license pitch and to translate our products into licensed designs and branding including product, graphics and packaging.
Dawn's experience with approvals process, superior design skills, and cheerful attitude, gave confidence to our licensor and accelerated our production timeline, resulting in an extremely successful product launch.
See CozyPhones work here.
Gillian Adams Director Of Softlines Sambro
"I first had the pleasure of working with Dawn in 1997 when she designed ranges of children's apparel and accessories for the European market. I have chosen to work with her on several other projects ; apparel, loungewear, swimwear and accessories during my career and have no hesitation in highly recommending her creativity,attention to detail and her fantastic personality."
See Sambro design work here.
See Princess Ella and Princess Lili work here.
Tina Spagnola EVP FAB Starpoint
Dawn is extremely creative. Artistically thinks outside the box on any given project which adds a unique and valuable perspective to her design elements. Dawn is terrific at pulling together trends as well as being able to interpret those trends for a specific customer and or targeted age segmentation.
Dawn is energetic, enthusiastic, and a great team player. She is adept at moving from one project to another easily. Dawn would be a great asset to have on your team!
Meko Moss - Founder Little Hands
“Dawn is an incredibly talented designer and provided me with more than I expected! She keep the project focused, even when I jumped over over the place, she gave me insight, awesome consultation along the way, and was very patient with me, answered all my questions, and her prices is amazing for the work she delivers! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this designer, especially for children/baby type products. She is simply...the BOMB.COM, I wish I could give her a 100 on the scale! She brought the invention to life!!! I will forever be grateful to her! I will be back for more designs on my product!"
Nick Adams MD JOI LTD UK
"The easiest recommendation I have ever been asked to give. I regularly hire Dawn on a freelance basis to produce everything from pitch boards to precise design specs for factories. We specialise in high quality, bespoke customer incentive schemes, so the variety of product areas Dawn is asked to design includes everything from Plush Toys and Clothing to hard lines products such as Head Phones and Stylus Pens. Dawn needs little direction, she is precise, imaginative, intuitive, and punctual - which means that she works out to be very cost effective as her work has a high success rate"
Jeffrey Fisher - VP Licensing And Strategic Marketing, Eny
"Dawn is a highly creative and motivative individual. Her attention to detail is impeccable and her innovative thinking fresh and unique. She is a great team player, works efficiently and meets deadlines as outlined. I would recommend Dawn as a positive addition to any creative project or team.
Carol Suchman Author Yeah? Says Who?
"I hired Dawn to illustrate a children's book I had written. We met and discussed the tone, look and 'feel' that I wanted. She did some initial images that were spot on from the start. After that she produced page after page of 'magic' that brought my words to life. The illustrations she created were bright, clever, fun and engaging. She worked very efficiently and was easy to communicate with for any changes. I would recommend her very highly and was totally delighted with her work.”
Download all of the Yeah? Says Who? books for free here.
Pippa Ruxton- Co-Founder Explorables
“Dawn has been a fantastic designer for our range of kids products! She's brilliant at coming up with creative concepts and bringing products to a life in a way that kids love. Throughout our design process, she has also been really responsive, patient and flexible in adapting the designs to our feedback. It has been an absolutely pleasure to work with her, and I'm looking forward to doing so again in the future!”
Elaine Stewart - Senior Fabric Manager At Nautica/ Owner Backpack Kids
I highly recommend Dawn. As I found her to be extremely creative and very knowledgeable about the industry. She is a pleasure to work with, and her aim is to provide the best product to her client. I look forward to working with her on many other projects in the future.
Kevin Salisbury-Owner Driving With Kids
"Wow - I can't believe how lucky I am to have found Dawn. She did a truly brilliant design for me that was way better than I had hoped for.Dawn listened to my needs and came up with an image that was perfect, although she gave me the option for minor revisions I didn't need any as the design was simply awesome. I would not hesitate to recommend Dawn to anyone (except that I would like to keep her just to work for me!!). Brilliant designer - highly recommended!"