Dana Elkis

Typography-oriented designer specializing in creating design systems, interactive web, and experience design. Drawn to design that has relevance, longevity, and purpose. Trained as a graphic designer at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem [2015]. She is a recent ITP—NYU (Interactive telecommunications program) graduate and a current research resident.

Dana was born and raised in Haifa, is currently based in Brooklyn, NY.

Senior Designer, 2020 - Current
DSI - Design System International

ITP, NYU Research Fellow, 
Design specialist, 2020-2022
Fresh grad of 2020 by AIGA, NY

About Me

Web Design
>The Bureau of Push Notifications
> 873 Civil Defense Sirens
Adjacent - Issue 07
Adjacent - Issue 06
Adjacent - Issue 05

Interaction Design
Typographic Dynamics
> Posture Torture
> Reflective Landscapes
> Walking Garden
> Creative block
> Interface
> Flashlight

Motion Design
> Tel Aviv Musueum of Art logo

Print Design
> Bodies and Borders 
> A MEMO FOR 2061
The bridge is Dead
> Dan Arav
> Alchemy of Words
> pharynx
> SubSahara
> Plato
> SubSahara 2
> Shevet Afik
> Utopian Loops
> 50 Years for Israeli Television
> Computer Mouse Confrence
> The Coding Lab
> Ophir Awards 2017
> Bambina


Role Creator,  Designer
For Bezalel  - Thesis Project
Date February – March 2015
Type Book Design
My childhood town’s library was my favorite place, where no decision had to be made. Surrounded by hundreds of books, I would wander the aisles, picking random books, scanning my favorite pages. Thus, one book would come home with me but 20 more pages from random books would come as well. So many possibilities left open. In 2015 I made digital scans of all the first pages of all the books on my shelves. Repositioning those pages in a new book reveals fresh contexts, surprising juxtapositions, new characters and places. I was curious to know if there isa connection between all these books that I have read -- poetry and prose…. My own time-capsule. The reading is accompanied by an index.

Book 205 pages / 29x20 cm  / Digital Printing A.R print house, Tel Aviv
French Folding, Daniel Blum / Insert 25x20 cm