" Brusha, brusha, brusha!"

"Brusha, brusha, brusha!"

Dawn Gonzales

Hi! I am a freelance illustrator, designer, instructor and crafter living in the Bay area by way of Arizona, Wyoming, and New Mexico! My greatest love and muse is my 11 year old English Bulldog, Cookie with whom I once won first place in a dog-owner look alike contest. True story.

Through pattern/surface design, pet portraiture, or custom wall art illustrations, I love making people happy. A client's smile at my work is always the greatest feedback.

After 15 years of creating innovative designs and visuals for retail environments including Old Navy and making people, places and things look pretty, I'm switching my artistic gears and falling back on my passion for art and good ol’ fashioned analog sketching. I received a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts with a specialization in Illustration at the University of Arizona and my work has been featured in international trade publications and media including WGSN.com, VMSD, DDI and Oldnavy.com

You can keep up with me and my thoughts on dogs, art, fitness, fashion and frozen yogurt at:



For classes, find me at: http://richmondartcenter.org/instructor/dawn-gonzales/

To shop, find my Etsy shop at: DawnGonzalesDesign: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DawnGonzalesDesign


Client List

Old Navy

lucy Activewear

Levi Strauss & Co.