Dawn Tessman Visser

Hi, I’m Dawn.

I’m a print & digital production artist and graphic designer

in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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About Me


In my 20 years of production, graphic design, and management experience, I have worked with businesses and nonprofits large and small on a number of diverse projects. My specialties include InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, PowerPoint, and direct mail. I’ve been told I’m lightning fast and deadly accurate, with a meticulous mind for the minutiae.

I’ve had the pleasure of working with some of the most talented people in the industry, including folks at Minnesota Public Radio, Rick Steves’ Europe, Minnesota Zoo, Martin Williams, Wunderman, Olson, Hornall Anderson, Microsoft, Wells Fargo, Seattle University, and the Seattle Repertory Theatre.

When I’m not working, I love listening to (and playing) music, watching indie films, engaging in Buffy the Vampire Slayer marathons, creating art with watercolors and pastel chalks, and scratching cats under their chins. I also have interests in archaeology, travel, photography, reading, yoga, nature walks, cycling, and kayaking.

Work Samples


Kind Words


Dawn is, hands down, the most professional [production] artist I have ever worked with or managed. She was dedicated to making each job as close to perfect as possible, she was hardworking, eager to always help and always had a smile on her face.
— Jeffrey Veregge, Marvel Entertainment
Working with Dawn has been a total joy. Her professionalism, integrity, and attention to detail are her best qualities, and I can always count on Dawn to get the job done on time. She always exceeds my expectations.
— Kim Baruffi, The Phoenix Studio
Dawn is an absolute dream to work with. She is skilled, follows directions, has the patience of a saint, and is always cheerful and good–natured. I always knew I could rely on her to deliver clean, accurate work on time.
— Sally McGraw, writer
Dawn is an absolutely great production artist! Excellent attention to detail. Diligent and hardworking. Precise. But most of all — she was a great teammate. She does everything with a positive attitude and a smile.
— Bob Ball, Masterworks
The PowerPoint presentations were significantly better than anything produced for this event in the past! Working with you on this project has been an utter delight! Your professionalism, good humor, skills and talent, and flexibility all make you so easy to work with.
— Karen Sharp, Seattle Repertory Theatre
I don’t think I’ve told you in the last 24 hours how wonderful you are. We all agree that you’re the best!
— Jennine Duda, Minnesota Zoo

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I am currently available for small freelance projects.

Let me know how I can help you!