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

The Bureau of Push Notifications

Role Art Director, Web designer,  Researcher
For Master studies Thesis  
Date February – March 2020
Type  Interactive Experience
A web-based interactive performance coupled with digital inquiries of the personal relationships between push notifications and people.

Official Thesis Presentation - Link 

The making of The Bearu of Push Notifications

Most recently, I learned how easily we can adapt to extenuating circumstances and how vital telecommunications has become in our new digital world. Half way through my thesis process, COVID turned our reality upside down, forcing the university to move to remote instruction and showing me just how adaptable and versatile I can be. I re-Imagined my thesis making it in many ways stronger and relevant to our current reality of communication.