Yolanda Madeline Dawson  (b. 1988 Australia)

Through Yolanda's artistic process she aims to conduct speculative inquiry into the relationship between fine art, design and personal identity. Exploring fine art techniques with both digital and mixed media platforms. Design practices and organic human experimentation are used to scrutinise topics such as feminine identity and contemporary culture within a patriarchal, digital age. She explores representation in abstraction and visual compositions amidst notions of colour, form, and repetition.

Yolanda has professionally worked as a general manager for an international creative studio and lead teams from a Uk based studio in Japan, Europe, USA, Asia, and Australia. She has been supporting  a variety of design studios and creative practice teams.  This has led her to be able to drive and manage larger, arts focused studios. Yolanda’s creative thinking fluidity enables her to efficiently manage many projects at one time, while using design thinking processes with experienced strategic understanding of a manager.

 

Education

Master of Design Futures, 

RMIT, Melbourne, Australia

 

Bachelor of Communication Design,

Billy Blue College of Design, Melbourne, Australia

 

Diploma of Graphic Design,

CATC, Brisbane, Australia

 

Experience

2018 UX/UI Designer, RMIT Online

2018 Visual Designer, RMIT Online

2017 Brand Design Officer, Swinburne University of Technology

2016 Freelance Art Director, Mushroom Group

2016 Studio Manager, Mosster

2015 Communications Designer, Social Media Manager, Lupa

2014 Graphic Designer, Design Poets

2013 College Ambassador, Think Education

2012 In-house Graphic Designer, Paysonline

2011 International General Manager, Olga De Polga

 

Awards

Bronze Packaging Award, Southern Cross Packaging Awards 2015

Billy Blue Scholarship Winner 2014

 

Volunteer

Australian Graphic Design Association, Student Council Member 2016

Internship, Beci Orpin, 2015

 

Commissions

2017 Art Direction, Pearls Album, ‘Superstar’, Mushroom Group, Melbourne,  Australia

2016 Art Direction, Pearls Ep, ‘Superstar’, Mushroom Group, Melbourne,  Australia

2015 Curated,  Billy Blue College of Design ‘The Rise of Women in Design’,  Fracture Gallery, Melbourne,  Australia

2011, Hand Painted Mural, Hand Written Typography Design, ‘Crave YOU’,  Crave Yard Store, Gold Coast, Australia

 

Publications

2017, Featured on The Ladies Network

2015, Featured on Pitch Present

2015, Featured on The Loop

2015, Featured on The Design Kids

 

Exhibitions

2017 Whitegoods, In.cub8r gallery, Melbourne

2016 Unique Forms, Analogue Gallery, Brisbane

2016 AGDA First Five Out, RMIT, Melbourne

2015 The Rise of Women in Design, Melbourne Fracture Gallery, Melbourne

2015 Anomaly 2016, Federation Square, Melbourne