Ted Dawson moved to New York City to pursue a graduate degree
in philosophy at the New School for Social Research after graduating

from Marquette University with degrees in English and Philosophy.

His love of painting and drawing soon led him to the Art Students

League where he studied with Norman Lewis. He began studying

graphic design and illustration at The School of Visual Arts and
soon began working as an art director in advertising agencies,

most notably for Braniff Airlines.


With accounts in the not-for-profit world accumulating, he opened

Ted Dawson Studio. Performing arts and public relations clients
soon followed.


Ted is a long-standing board member at Bailey House, which

houses homeless people with HIV/AIDS, and is founding member

of its annual auction.  He also serves as moderator on the board

of directors of historic Judson Memorial Church in Greenwich Village.


He considers himself fortunate to be able to combine a love of

art and design with a strong commitment to public service.


He lives with his partner of 28 years, Bart Boehlert, in New York City.