Hello! I'm Mad Dworschak and I'm a designer and creative thinker from Atlanta, Georgia. I freelance for various industries including education, public institutions, journalism, and businesses both large and small.
I play with type, layout, and image for maximum visual impact. I design for people: whether through print, screen, broadcast. or physical experience. I work with words and ideas to devise creative solutions to visual and social problems. I believe that design is an act of empathy.
If I'm not designing, I'm usually planning an AIGA event, listening to podcasts, or working in my garden. Be sure to follow me on Instagram and like my Facebook page for updates on current projects. Don't miss out on my new Atlanta Gay-borhoods Prints!
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BFA Graphic Design, The University of Georgia
Graduated with Honors (GPA 3.6)
Intensive cohort-style program with multidisciplinary
graphic design studio classes and a Bauhaus foundation
Interpretive Designer, Signature Design
Serves as designer, writer, researcher and assistant to small business owner; creates meaningful experiences for visitors through signage and exhibits for museums, municipalities, and cultural heritage sites
Graphic Designer, CNN
Works in the on-air design department to efficiently and accurately produce informational graphics, maps, and journalistic images for immediate television broadcast
Freelance Designer, Coca-Cola
Helped launch new intranet site by designing support documents and assets over a four-month contract
Junior Creative Associate, T Vanderbilt Group
Designed for print and web, wrote and edited copy, and developed internal protocols and assets for the creative department of the branding and marketing agency
Principal, Mad Dworschak Design + Creative Thinking
Owns and manages profitable freelance design business; works directly with clients to deliver designed and written material; marketed and sold original Atlanta Neighborhoods typographic prints
Creative Director, Chocolate Girl Collective
Developed brand identity and designed website for the online magazine and lifestyle portal for all women
Intern to Professor Julie Spivey
Worked under professor to complete service-learning fellowship projects; advised her senior thesis class
Student Worker, University Food Services
Worked 20 hours per week performing various food prep and customer service tasks and trained others
Layout Designer, Ampersand Magazine
Worked at UGA’s official lifestyle publication
Principal, Mad About Designs (a subsidiary of Mad Dworschak Design)
Started profitable online handmade craft business
Assistant Editor, The Oracle Student Newspaper
Managed writers and designers, layout and ad designer, copy editor, regular columnist, personally awarded by Georgia Scholastic Press Association: Best Headline Writing, Best Layout, Best Photo Illustration, All-Georgia Best Advertising Design 2010
King of Pops PopArt Show
Atlanta Gayborhoods was chosen to celebrate the theme of rebirth in this local business's curated pop-up art show.
Holiday RAWk through RAW Artists Atlanta
Atlanta Map collection was featured and sold alongside local artists, vendors, and performers at Terminal West.
Georgia Museum of Art Black History Month Night
Fabricated bronze and leather necklace was featured alongside area jeweler who was being honored
UGA Studies Abroad Cortona, Italy Mostra and Reunion
Illustrations and jewelry were featured in closing show in Cortona, Italy and six months later after passing customs
BFA Graphic Design Exit Show, Media Diet
Final project for graduating seniors who must develop and research thesis and create final product to show
Moderator, AIGA ATL Design for Good Roundtable
Coordinates and hosts a roundtable discussion series for designers who make work for social change
Queen Bee, AIGA ATL Buzz Happy Hour
Planned and hosted monthly meetups for creatives at local studios, agencies, and restaurants in Atlanta
Mentor, North Springs Charter High School
Volunteered weekly with the graphic design classes at high school alma mater to make presentations, develop projects, and lead discussions
UGA New Media Institute 24-Hour Give Back Hack
Team designer and strategist during a weekend lock-in hackathon for nonprofit organizations; hardly slept
AIGA and AIGA Atlanta
Active member of the Programming Committee, Queen Bee of Buzz events, participant in local events to foster a creative community of designers
UGA Graphic Design Club
Active member in the official club for design majors, served as Editor-in-Chief of legacy publication
Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity
Completed 25 hours of service to campus and community each semester, led fellowship and service events
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