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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, listening to weird music, & drinking craft cocktails.

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

 

 

CLIENTS

RESTAURANTS / FOOD / BEVERAGE

Primal Santa Cruz

Invicto

Fairgrounds Coffee & Tea

Sole Füd

Best Choice Meats Inc.

Bombay Tacos

Naf Naf Grill

The Radler

Protein Bar Restaurants

Whole Foods

PotBelly Sandwiches

Fannie May Chocolates

Jardines de San Juan

The Star

Little Star

RP Catering & Events

Barry Callebaut

The Wine Room

Pasion Modern Latin Cuisine

Cafe Romanat

Bombay Wraps

MUSICIANS / BANDS / FESTIVALS / VENUES

Second City

UP Comedy Club

Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago

Los Angeles Psych Fest

Bonnaroo

(((folkYEAH)))

Fretless Music LLC

Bowtime Quintet

Owen and the Ghosts

Will Tilson

Justin Woodward

Annie Girl & The Flight

Battlehooch

Mark Matos & Os Beaches

Sedgewick

The Oarsman

Elle Casazza

The Giving Trio

Jaylen Green

Time and the New Romans

Kristina Cottone

Owen Stevenson

The Fox & The Hounds

Duke Burly

CORPORATE / TECH / MARKETING

The Gauge Collective

#KNIT Marketing

D R I V I N / CarCo Technologies

Dscout

Club Colors

Omnikron

Thinking Dimensions

CLOTHING / APPAREL / JEWELRY / BOUTIQUE

Gage Diamonds

Isurus Wetsuits

Claire's Inc

No Enemy

ENTREPRENEURS / SMALL BUSINESSES

Luminations Psychotherapy & Wellness

Yvonne Smith Tarnas Psychotherapist PhD MFT

For Real Therapy

Pacific Editing

Vital Theory

Alia Dalal

Amy Thompson Photography

Honey Forms LLC

Walnut Avenue

ROO

Craftposium Magazine & Craftours

Paperish Mess

Colors & Bottles

Color Jam SF

RAW Natural Born Artists

Alexa Mae Photography

NONPROFITS / EDUCATION

Design Dance / The Groove

My Forté Learning

Edventure More

UCSF & Commonweal's The Healer's Art

STATIONERY / GREETING CARDS

Minted

Tiny Prints

 

 

PUBLISHED

Wedding photography for Jesse Lava & Emily Moen featured in Chi Thee Wed

Portrait photography for Elle Casazza featured in Voyage Chicago

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

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

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

MANCHESTER, TN

Bonnaroo 2013 VIP Artist Compounds

CHICAGO, IL

Bow Truss Coffee

Paperish Mess

Pilsen Vintage  

Handlebar

CCT Gallery

The Silver Room

The National Pastime Theater

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

111 Minna Gallery

Slim's

X-Generation

Color Jam Live + Work Space

Big Umbrella Studios

Everybody's Bike Shop & Gallery

Brief Space : Metreon

D-Structure

The Sports Basement

Le Burge't Salon 

SAN JOSE, CA

The Art Ark

San Jose State University Art Department

SANTA CRUZ, CA

The Mill Gallery

MetaMusic Records

Cabrillo College Gallery

 

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

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. 

 

 
 

 
 

 
Photo by Roni Rose Photography

Photo by Roni Rose Photography