madness.design

About

 
 

I’m Mad.

I’m a creative thinker + freelance graphic designer. Atlanta is my home—and my favorite city. I love working with museums, local businesses, public spaces, and cities to design creative solutions and tell meaningful stories.

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Mad Dworschak


Owner, Designer, Explainer-in-Chief

Welcome! You can call me Mad (think wacky-mad, not angry-mad).

I discovered my design destiny in a basement classroom in high school—and never looked back. I earned my BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Georgia. My professors initiated me into the cult of typography and encouraged to save the world with a poster.

There, I also learned about having fun with the people you work with: they’ll give you the greatest insight when you least expect it.

Even several years into my professional career, I’m optimistic about the power of design. As a freelance graphic designer in Atlanta, I strive to build a beloved community. My clients come from many different fields—local businesses and agencies, private commissions, social and civic organizations—but they all have big hearts and a passion for their communities, just like me.

I’m proud to call Atlanta home.

I’ve been a local since kindergarten; my mom grew up here during the formative 1960s. When I moved intown after college, I couldn’t keep track of all the neighborhoods people mentioned. So I began to design my own map, which eventually became my Atlanta Neighborhoods series.

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First, I spent countless hours researching Atlanta’s 240+ neighborhoods. My understanding of the city grew deeper. Next, I worked my hard-nosed typography skills to make my map pleasing to read. To get the screen prints produced to my standards, I relied on my communication skills and my tenacity. Finally, it was my enthusiasm and genuine love for the city that helped me sell all 100 of my first-edition Atlanta Neighborhoods screen prints.

If I did this on my own, imagine what we could create together!


Proven Methods of Madness

Mad has a good grasp of how to organize information into storylines. She is quick to research topics and capture unique themes to present to visitors.
— Therese Huffman, Owner of Signature Design
 

Why Go Mad?

  • formally trained in design and art history
  • great communication skills
  • excels in demanding environments
  • demonstrates empathy as a core value
  • organized and responsible, still a weirdo
  • very personable, makes hilarious jokes
  • big-picture thinker with an eye for detail
 

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Ready to Make Something Amazing?

Let’s get started! Fill out this form and I’ll respond via email within 2 business days. If you like a little more back-and-forth, I also offer free half-hour phone consultations for potential clients.

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