Current obsessions: public meetings, 100% magenta, gardening

A LITTLE MADNESS

intro + info

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!

 

I am always looking to make new connections, so  feel free to contact me. Click through my resume below or download a printable PDF. References and rates are available upon request.

 

Thanks for visiting my website!

 

–MAD

  • EDUCATION

    2010–2014

     

    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

     

  • EMPLOYMENT

    2015–

     

     

     

     

     

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    2014–15

     

     

     

     

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    2013

     

     

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    2009–10

     

    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

     

    OLDER

     

    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

  • EXHIBITIONS

    2017

     

     

     

    2015

     

     

     

    2014

     

     

     

    2013–14

     

     

     

    2013

     

    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

  • AFFILIATIONS

    2016–

     

     

     

    2015–17

     

     

     

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    2011–14

     

     

     

    2011–14

    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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WHY MAD?

 

intensive formal training in design, art, and visual history

 

agency, freelance, small business, and in-house experience

 

professional, punctual demeanor and business practices

 

excellent written and oral skills in advertising, interpersonal, and design communication

 

very personable; makes hilarious jokes

 

broad spectrum of design skills including layout design, typography, research, information design, signage and wayfinding, presentation design, and digital/web design

 

proficient in industry-standard programs and platforms, including Mac, Adobe Creative Cloud, and iNews

 

big-picture thinker with an eye for detail

 

excels at working in dynamic and demanding environments, adapting to change, meeting strict deadlines, and effectively managing chaos

ABOUT MAD

Mad Dworschak is a freelance designer  based in beautiful Atlanta, Georgia.

Visit the About section for more.

 

email: maddworschak@gmail.com

 

handle: @_MADaboutdesign

 

shop: etsy.com/maddworschak

 

phone: contact for details

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