Dana Elkis
Typography-focused, print and web-obsessed design director, specializing in interactive web and experience design. Drawn to design that has Relevance longevity and purpose. Graduate of ITP—NYU (Interactive telecomunications program). Trained as graphic designer at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem. 

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