Dawn Burke, founder of Dawn of Designs, spreads sunshine through her art and we can't get enough of it. Over the years, Dawn has been creating graphics for a myriad of clients, both big and small. Now, she is further spreading her talents by incorporating her prints on products, including our very own patented shoe stuffers and shoe bags.
Protect My Shoes is thrilled to have collaborated with Dawn on three prints featuring Sea Turtles, Seashells, and Pineapples on a natural light canvas fabric. We joyously designed this beach-inspired collection to convey happy vacation vibes. To commemorate the launch of the Coastal Collection, we're honored to introduce you to Dawn.
What is your favorite quote or life motto?
“Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever.” Walt Disney
Please share a little bit about you.
I was born in Philadelphia, where I graduated from Philadelphia College of the Arts. I worked for the Sands Casino in Atlantic City as an artist and 4 years as Art Director for Trump’s Castle before moving to sunny Florida. Once here, I worked for Brother’s Gourmet Coffees as Art Director before starting Dawn of Designs.
What is the story behind your business?
I started my career at the young age of 2 when, my Mom tells me, I drew all over the walls of our dining room while she was busy cooking dinner in the kitchen. Since then, I have drawn and painted on walls, canvas, wine glasses…you name it.
During the pandemic, I had plenty of time to work on what made me smile and I fell in love with making patterns from my art. I love to collaborate with other women entrepreneurs, bringing my art to life and hopefully spreading joy to the consumer.
You’ve recently launched a shop with great items featuring your prints. How would you describe your design aesthetics?
Colorful coastal vibes.
What is it that you love most about what you do?
I love to create and bring visions to life. Whether it be a client’s or my own ideas. And I just love to see my art on products in stores.
To date, what would you consider your greatest accomplishment?
My two kids, Maddie and Hunter. They are young adults now, both artistic like their mom and following their passion.
What is one fact that most wouldn’t know about you?
I love Christmas and love to decorate. I have a Christmas tree in almost every room in my house with a different theme.
When you’re not working and creating beautiful prints, what do you enjoy doing?
I love to go to the beach and relax, play golf and spending time with my family.
Now let’s talk fashion! How would you describe your personal style?
I am laid back, but love bright colors.
Who’s your celebrity style crush?
Amal Clooney and Jackie O.
What’s your go-to outfit when you’re pressed for time?
A colorful Lilly Pulitzer cotton dress with a pair of slip in sandals
What’s your fashion or beauty indulgence?
Handbags and dresses.
Which shoe brand and shoe style do you like most?
Nine West is my go-to as well as Lilly Pulitzer sandals.
What is it about Protect My Shoes that you like?
Love the colors and styles of the stuffers. And with the matching bag it is the perfect combo for keeping shoes in shape and dust0free while looking fabulous in my closet or suitcase.
Which cocktail best describes your personality?
A Vodka Martini straight up with olives. (I can also say I got my salad in for the day.)
If you could have dinner with three special guests, who would they be?
My dad who passed, Walt Disney, and Monet.
Follow Dawn on social media to see all of her fabulous designs come to life!