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Hiiiiiii! I'm Dorey & I help radical free-thinking music, lifestyle, restaurant, wedding, & travel industry businesses & individuals look AMAZING both online & in print. 

Combining graphic design, photography, & mixed media art, I turn dreamy ideas into visual realities, creating valuable impressions that last, intriguing audiences both new & established. Whether you’re a large organization, small company, or simply striking out on your own - I provide professional, friendly, & collaborative services catered to your unique situation. I have a strong background in branding & photography & understand that having a stunning identity matters more than ever in our rapidly changing world. That's why regardless of if it's the look & feel of a logo, the alignment of text on a poster, the lighting in a photo, or just about anything else that involves visual aesthetics - I approach each detail in the projects that I touch with an artistic expertise informed by a passion for design.

I've been working in the creative field since receiving my BA in Design + Minor in Studio Arts from San Jose State University of California in 2009. Originally from they Bay Area of California, & currently based in the city of Chicago, I'm usually in front of my computer or behind my camera in my home studio. Aside from geeking out creatively, I love traveling our beautiful planet, practicing yoga, making weird music, & drinking craft cocktails.

“The life of a designer is a life of fight. Fight against the ugliness."
- Massimo Vignelli


Life influences my art. Things that happen in my dreams & in real life show up on my canvases. I tend to tell personal stories & experiences by collaging things like drawings & photographs with different paints & inks, creating abstract, surreal scenarios. Sometimes I'll attach items I've discovered in nature or recycled objects I've collected from my daily adventures to add a special, multi-interpretational dimension to each work of art. 

I truly believe that there are no mistakes in art, only opportunities. This concept can lead me to work on a single piece intermittently for months, even years, on end. I continue to experiment by adding different mediums over time, bringing contrast & three dimensional qualities to flat surfaces. I love bright colors, the subconscious, & psychedelia - all of which I try to convey through my choices of paints, mediums, & textures. I believe in spirit animals, the power of the cosmos, & energies that we can't always see, but we can feel. These ideas are what get me started on each new work of art, & also help me decide when a masterpiece is finished.

Inspiration comes from sources both in & outside of myself every single day... From things like nature & the news, to songs, the words of a teacher, a hidden message in a dream, the hustle & bustle of the cities I visit, or just the process of creation alone. The subconscious mind, music, auras, yoga, & my ever-changing surroundings influence each thing that I make. 



Bonnaroo 2013 VIP Artist Compounds


Bow Truss Coffee

Paperish Mess

Pilsen Vintage  


CCT Gallery

The Silver Room

The National Pastime Theater


111 Minna Gallery



Color Jam Live + Work Space

Big Umbrella Studios

Everybody's Bike Shop & Gallery

Brief Space : Metreon


The Sports Basement

Le Burge't Salon 


The Art Ark

San Jose State University Art Department


The Mill Gallery

MetaMusic Records

Cabrillo College Gallery


Location, interior, & detail photography for Fairgrounds Coffee & Tea published in Zagat 

Location, interior, & detail photography for Fairgrounds Coffee & Tea published in Zagat

Location, interior, & detail photography for Fairgrounds Coffee & Tea published in Imbibe Magazine

Graphic design, layout, & photography for January 2015 edition of Craftposium Magazine

Food photography & styling for Protein Bar Restaurants published in Thrillist

Food photography & styling for Protein Bar Restaurants published in Refinery29

  Photo by Roni Rose Photography

Photo by Roni Rose Photography