Dawn Zidonis

As Executive Director of San Francisco
Design Week and AIGA San Francisco,
Dawn is eager to help designers stake out
their place in the entrepreneurial culture
that defines the Bay Area. Her vision for
San Francisco is to build on the passion
people bring to the design community,
create connections between members
and business, foster the cross-pollination
of ideas among design disciplines, and
ultimately add valuable, meaningful
content to the design conversation.

Dawn is a vocal, visible problem solver
with a long-standing commitment to the
design community as a former volunteer,
chapter president and national board
member. In addition to her past volunteer
work at AIGA, Dawn has served as a mentor
to young girls interested in pursuing
a career in design, gaming and technology.

Dawn recently completed a term on the
national board of AIGA and currently serves
on the board of directors at The Center for
Architecture and Design in San Francisco
which produces Architecture and the City,
a month long celebration of Architecture
and Design in SF. She is also a member
of ASAE, The Center for Association
Leadership and CalSAE, The California
Society of Association Executives.

Originally hailing from the Midwest, Dawn
brings more than 15 years of experience
as a classically trained designer, design
business owner and entrepreneur to her
role as Executive Director.