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 Book Designer
For Bezalel - Thesis Project 
Date February – March 2015
Type Print, Booklet
Easy Crosswords is a book of poems suggesting a new reading of the familiar crossword puzzle. In crossword puzzles, the clues foreach word are formulated in a precise and unequivocal manner.
The clues sometimes appear as a numbered list, but often to save space, they become a paragraph separated by punctuation.  When I deleted the code, the grid, and the punctuation marks, that left only clues. The clues became parts of sentences or words that asked, like the puzzle, to be solved and perhaps  to be read as something new.

Book 32 pages / 16x15 cm  / Digital Printing A.R print house, Tel Avi / Binding Stitch Binding