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Dawn Hancock

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In her own words

I run a design shop. We make good things for good people who are doing good things in this world. It feels good.

I also run a nonprofit. We help the various communities we are a part of.

I also mentor folks + encourage them to collaborate and mentor each other. We all have something to learn and something to offer.

Words of advice

Defer to others
Avoid shortcuts
Tell the truth
Offer kindness
Seek alliances
Demonstrate respect to all
Volunteer to take the short straw
Choose the long-term, sacrificing the short
Share credit and be public in your gratitude
(thanks to Seth Godin for exactly the right words here)

brochure for Lasalle Bank / 2007

brochure set for Printers Square / 2006

campaign for Women in the Director's Chair film festival / 2002

More of Dawn Hancock's Work →


  1. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Mig Reyes and Ciara Panacchia, Quite Strong. Quite Strong said: Check out this week's inspiring featured Lust Lister @dawnhancock of @firebellydesign → #tacoTuesday [...]

  2. Dawn has been such a big influence to so many people, myself included. So, to be public with my gratitude, thank you Dawn, for inspiring the next generation of thinkers, designers, and entrepreneurs – Chicago and beyond.

  3. Mig – wow… thanks pal. Too kind. Here’s to finding more ways to collab!