Hello, my name is Dawson Presley and I am an Athletic Graphic Designer at Abilene Christian University. I graduated April of 2022 with my bachelor of fine arts in Graphic Design from Oral Roberts University. I am a Kansas City native. I grew up playing sports but after elementary school, I started being involved heavily in the Arts. I have done musical theatre and dance for 10 years now.
I got started in Graphic Design at my church when I was a sophomore in high school. I started with a weekly social media design that was posted on our youth group's Instagram! Since then I have worked in many avenues of design such as events, sports, and branding.
From May of 2022 I started working as the designer at ACU Athletics in Abilene, Texas. I design for all of their teams from Football, Basketball, and all the way to Soccer and Golf.
Athletic Graphic Designer
Abilene Christian University · Abilene, Tx · May 2022 - Present
I am the first in house Athletic Graphic Designer hired at ACU. tasked with social media, in venue, and print design requests through every team and department at ACU Athletics. I have been tasked with game-day graphics, billboards, posters, and video board designs. Created the seasonal looks for all ACU football, women's soccer, men's and women's basketball, and baseball for the 2022-23 school year.
ORU Student Association · Tulsa, OK · August 2021 - May 2022
Marketing and Promoting events that are for the student body, staff, and faculty. I lead a team of 7 creatives that produce content through social media, posters, and newsletters.
New Life Ranch · Colcord, OK · May 2021 - August 2021
Create visual experiences for kids, teenagers, and their families to take home with them after the week that they have spent at New Life Ranch. I created weekly themed posters, created minigame slides, took photos of the kids so that parents can see their kids on a daily basis.
ORU Student Association · Tulsa, OK · August 2020 - May 2021
With this job, I created posters, social media graphics, and other things for all events that were on campus and for the student body. I gained incredible experience in creating print and digital graphics for events, clubs, and other needs.
ORU Athletics · Tulsa, OK · August 2019 - May 2020
Generated digital image files for use in digital and traditional printing. Designed and printed online interactive sales and marketing collateral. Used Adobe Software to create images and layouts
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Oral Roberts University
High School Diploma
Olathe South High School