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My passion is to bring focused ideas to life through meaningful experiences

I create meaningful and beautiful design solutions for mobile apps, websites, films, television, textiles, book covers, posters, performance installations and environmental designs. I enjoy work as a UX/UI designer, art director and illustrator.

My unique set of skills includes a rigorous analytical and strategic thinking process combined with an extremely strong sense of visual design. I enjoy solving complex design problems with elegant solutions informed by a thorough understanding of business requirements and the end user’s needs/motivations.

Basically, I just love making beautiful functional products that are easy to use!

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EXPERTISE

Things I have learned along the way that make solving design problems easier

SKILLS


UX DESIGN

Competitive Analysis | Interviews | Surveys | Affinity Mapping | User Personas  | Journey Maps | Sitemap | User Flows  | Wireframes | Prototypes | Mockups | Usability Testing  | UI Design

UI DESIGN

Style Guides | Design Patterns | Responsive Design | Typography | Layout

LANGUAGES

Basic HTML5/CSS Basic Javascript

VISUAL DESIGN

Art Direction | Graphic Design | Illustration | Visual & Verbal Presentations | Pitch & Styleboards | Concept Art & Design | Moodboards | Storyboards

TOOLS


  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Pen & Paper
  • Keynote
  • Sketch
  • Principle
  • Invision
  • Overflow
  • Prott
  • WordPress

EXPERIENCES

DESIGN JOURNEY

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

 

I studied drawing, design and painting at the University of Florida and architectural design at Princeton University.These beginnings instilled my process with a balance of creative intuition and a strong analytical conceptual approach. I studied mosaic design in Fountainebleau France and worked for the prestigious architectural firm Mack Scogin Merrill Elam in Atlanta for several years.

DIGITAL ANIMATION

 

After years of drawing by hand I became intrigued by digital design and animation. I moved to British Columbia for several years and attended the Vancouver Film School. My animated film Célésais featured a metaphorical passage through the four seasons told through performance and dance. The short film was shown in numerous film festivals and screened at Siggraph 2005.

ART DIRECTION

 

I moved to NYC and worked for many well-known motion graphics boutiques and studios creating style frames, mood boards and concept treatments for commercials. I designed posters, dvd covers, textiles, book covers, and performance installations.I was the art director for several films.One of my favorites is 2012: Time for Change, which showcased fifteen minutes of animation. The film is available on HBO and Amazon.

ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN


For many years I have collaborated on projects with Jack Morton Worldwide and had the opportunity to work on interior office spaces, set designs for broadcast, trade show exhibits and temporary art installations. It has been a wonderful opportunity to experience the potential of how graphic communication creates stories while bringing inspiration and enlightenment to architectural space.A couple of my favorite projects are the CCTV Nairobi offices and the DOW Customer Innovation Center.

ILLUSTRATION

 

My illustrations have been used in films, motion graphics, textiles, and many types of printed matter. Depending upon the needs of the client and intended message, I am comfortable using a wide range of styles, blending contemporary, digital and traditional techniques. In addition to my commercial work I have also created DUSTINANNE, a branded collection of luxury gift products including pouches and greeting cards.

WANDERINGS


I have had the marvelous fortune in my life to travel to twenty countries and plan to visit two more later this year. I have found that one of most beautiful things in my life is to embrace the unknown and the unfamiliar to discover perspectives very different from my own. I especially love Southeast Asia, in particular the islands of the Andaman Sea and Bali. I find it fascinating to learn about how others live and how they behave. My travels have had a dramatic influence upon my design process and the way I view the world around me.

WEB DESIGN

 

I built my first portfolio website almost twenty years ago using HTML and BBedit. Over the years I dabbled in Flash, created sites on various content management platforms and for the past five years have really enjoyed working with WordPress. I am constantly amazed at how much easier the building process has become over time allowing so much more time to be devoted to design and ensuring high levels of usability. I am certainly not a developer, but I know enough about code to have a decent conversation!

UX/UI DESIGN

 

UX/UI Design is a natural evolution for me along my creative journey.My design background has provided a rigorous foundation of understanding how to translate complex information into easily understood visuals. I am passionate about bringing focused ideas to life through meaningful experiences as I create innovative and mindful products.I truly enjoy working with people, learning what they need and what their frustrations are in order to maximize functionality, usability and joy for products and experiences.


CLIENTS

Some of the brands I have had the opportunity to work with over the years

RECOMMENDATIONS

TESTIMONIALS

I am grateful for the wonderful opportunity to work with many talented people over the years

I had the pleasure of working with Dustin on multiple occasions. She is a thinker, a problem solver, and her work is always executed with an extraordinary attention to detail. She is collaborative and conscientious and her work always surprises.I highly recommend her.

Judy Welfare

Executive Creative Director | PLUS

Dustin was hired to art direct the animation sequences on the documentary 2012: Time for Change. It was an ambitious project and she fully delivered and surpassed our expectations. The animation was considered by everyone to be the standout highlight of the film. She is a pleasure to work with, and delivers top-notch results.

Blake Ashman-Kipervaser

Producer | Starlet Films

As an Illustrator and Creative Director, Dustin Lindblad is an absolute pleasure to work with. She offers an intuitive, unique touch to all she creates, acumen mixed with a deep sense of beauty and an innate ability to grasp the ethos of a project. I highly recommend her for both original art work and the creation of cohesive media assets.

Sarah Drew

Author GAIA CODEX | Creative Director Metamuse Media

In addition to being a very talented designer and illustrator, Dustin is extremely reliable and professional. She’s exceptionally creative and detail-oriented. I look forward to working with her again.


Shelline Vandermey

Art Director Broadcast | Jack Morton Worldwide

References available on request


JOY

WHAT I LOVE TO DO

When I am not brainstorming, designing, or pushing pixels, I play outside as much as possible!

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