Suzanne Nesbitt Dawkins
Suzanne Nesbitt Dawkins and David Guinn founded Design One in 1992. Suzanne’s 30 years of experience in the communications industry, coupled with her management and technical knowledge, has enabled her to guide Design One’s growth and success. Design One’s clients have benefited from her focus on understanding and responding to the objectives of market-driven clients as well as her fresh approaches to problem solving. Suzanne’s work includes management and creative development for clients including: Ingles Markets, Conserving Carolina, Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community, Asheville Humane Society, Yadkin Valley Heritage Corridor, NC Department of Cultural Resources, MODA Licensing, Irwin Industrial Tools and a host of non-profit organizations.
Suzanne acts as the project manager/client liaison and is involved in all aspects of the design and implementation of projects.
A founding principal of Design One with over 30 years of experience in design, illustration and art direction, David believes that design is a powerful tool for business. He has the unique ability to balance intuitive creativity and strategic thinking to guide the development of effective solutions. He has led projects for a broad range of clients, including: MountainTrue, Conserving Carolina, The North Carolina Arboretum, University of North Carolina Asheville, the Blue Ridge Parkway, NC Department of Cultural Resources, Blue Ridge National Heritage Area and Yadkin Valley Heritage Corridor. His work has been recognized for excellence and has appeared in HOW and Print Magazines; Logo Lounge, the largest online logo database; and Graphis, the International Journal of the Graphic Arts. His work has been published in several books.
David oversees all design/creative for all projects, including hands-on design and copywriting.
Senior Production Specialist
Aileen Mouritsen has over 35 years of experience in the fields of graphic design and advertising with a special focus on production and prepress work for companies in Melbourne, Florida, Washington, D.C., Columbia, South Carolina and Asheville, North Carolina. She brings her high-level problem solving skills to supervising and executing complex prepress work for all types of marketing collateral including annual reports, catalogs, brochures and direct mail advertising for such clients as Ingles Markets, Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community, Conserving Carolina, Irwin Industrial Tools, Yakety Sak, LaurelHouse Designs and The Bascom Arts Center.
Aileen is responsible for production.