With a unique combination of creative talent and personal service, Ted Dawson Studio has been working with a wide range of clients in the arts, education, social services, business, and religious institutions for over 25 years. Blending graphic design and illustration skills, Ted produces original solutions for his clients’ diverse projects needs.

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Ted Dawson moved to New York City to pursue a graduate degree in philosophy at the New School for Social Research after graduating from Marquette University with degrees in English and Philosophy. His love of painting and drawing soon led him to the Art Students League where he studied with Norman Lewis.  He began studying graphic design and illustration at The School of Visual Arts and soon started working as an art director, most notably for Braniff Airlines. With accounts in the not-for-profit world accumulating, he opened Ted Dawson Studio. Performing arts, not-for-profit and public relations clients soon followed. Ted is a long standing board member at Bailey House, which houses homeless people with HIV/AIDS, and is founding member of its annual auction.  He has also served as moderator on the board of directors of historic Judson Memorial Church in Greenwich Village. He considers himself fortunate to be able to combine a love of art and design with a strong commitment to public service.

He lives with his husband, Bart Boehlert, in New York City.



The Cooke Center for Learning and Development
GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Educational Network)
Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens
The Puerto Rican Family Institute
Rutgers School of Social Work
Bailey House
Neighborworks America
Atelier A/E
Judson Memorial Church

The United Church of Christ
The New York Philharmonic
Associated Chamber Music Players
The Center for Jewish History
New Jersey Institute of Technology
The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency
Voluntary Services for the Blind of Fairfield County, Inc.