dawn peccatiello

principal/creative director

dawn design is owned and operated by dawn peccatiello, an award-winning creative director, project manager and graphic designer with over 30 years of professional experience. using the latest technologies and infusing them with the latest trends, dawn is personally involved with each studio project. she maximizes the latest resources and tools and talents of her team in order to meet your unique needs with unique solutions. in addition, dawn has shared her philosophy and love of design over the last 20 years as a branding, graphic design and typography professor at her alma mater, columbia college in downtown chicago.


lyn webb


lyn is an award-winning (one show, addy, clio) copywriter and creative director with over 25 years' experience on everything from packaged goods to manufacturing. she has worked on global brands that include p&g, kellogg's, aon, allianz, mcdonald's, grohe, discover, emerson, and rauland-borg. in addition, lyn has written for national/regional brands such as cancer treatment centers of america, knaack, american family insurance, cars.com, peerless-av, at&t, james hardie building products and blue diamond almonds. while the first part of her career led her to consumer agencies like jwt, leo burnett, ddb and w.b. doner, she has most recently honed her integrated marketing and digital skills in business-to-business marketing.




dan machnik


dan has been a chicago based commercial photographer for over 20 years. he specializes in people on location work and create unique images for each shoot. creating an image that represents each person's individuality is his passion. dan's clients include baxter healthcare, chicago agent publishing, m. holland, city colleges of chicago, and egnater amplifiers.


barton blankenburg


bart brings more than 20 years of experience to planning and designing marketing communications programs and materials. the range of these projects includes branding, advertising, sales collateral, packaging, financial communications, environmental and exhibit design. in addition to his active role as a designer, bart has spent 14 years as an adjunct professor at robert morris university and seven years at columbia college in chicago teaching various design disciplines such as branding, corporate identity, typography, packaging, and publication design.