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

387 Civil Defense Sirens

Role Interactive Designer
ITP - Intro to computational Media
Date Decmeber 2018
Type Web Design, Data, Information Design

Un/Sounding the Relational City conference, Selected Work: SIREN, 2019 Curator: Music Department of New York University’s Graduate School of Arts & Science
Sometime it takes 3‭ ‬days to get the sound of a siren out of your head‭ The sound crawls through your body‭, ‬moving from the heart‭ ‬to the head and back again‭. ‬When you hear the sound your instinct is to find shelter as quickly as possible‭. ‬You find a sense of safety from obtaining cover but you have no idea what’s happening in the outside world‭. ‬
In a shelter‭, ‬most of your time is spent waiting‭. ‬What you’re waiting for is the sound of an explosion‭. ‬There is no way to know if there is an impending missile impact or if things are all clear‭.  ‬What would it feel like to be directly under the blast‭? ‬All you can do is imagine what is going to happen next‭. This piece is about juxtaposing video streaming live from Israel with the sounds of Sirens collected over the course of my life‭.‬‭ ‬By doing so I was able to create a symbolic window into what may be happening outside my shelter‭.‬

Documentation process - link