Dave Dawkins

I am a Senior Designer at IDEO.org. Previously I was a visual and systems designer who managed teams of designers, copy editors, and production managers at UMI.


Solution oriented designer focusing on social impact.


Feel free to reach out to me concerning design opportunities.

Art and Design Focuses

My Story

I’m a Senior Designer at IDEO.org in the visual design space.

Previously, the Chief Creative Officer at UMI (the largest independently-owned and -operated African American media and publishing company), based in Chicago. Before that, I was the Art Director at the nonprofit Pure Hope and a leader in the digital design team at H. Creative Group.

My work focuses on empathy, diversity and inclusion, accessibility, and beautiful craft. My goal with any project is to provide great value to customers and stakeholders by using design thinking methodologies and philosophies.

Where I’ve Worked

2020 - Now

Senior Designer at IDEO.org

2018 - 2020

Chief Creative Officer at UMI

2015 - 2018

Art Director at Pure Hope

2013 - 2015

Designer at H. Creative Group

2012 - 2013

Design Intern at Blueprint

Thank you 👋🏾