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

Flash Light 

Role Fabrication, Electronics
For ITP, 2018
Date November 2016 
Type Product Design
The inspiration behind this idea comes from crossbody bags that had a very clear mission to provide people bags that could be worn ‘hands free’.
We carry many accessories using our bodies, we cover our bodies with layers of cloths that become part of our body as the day goes on.
It seemed like a great idea would be to try and give the flash light a better spot in our daily appearance, make it a proper accessory, something that can define you, make you feel safe, make you express yourself or just add another layer to your figure. A flashlight often associate with handy/practical approach. A tool that people need or must have. and there are great flashlight our there for this kind of needs. i tried to find a different approach toward light.

More about the Process - Link