Chris Dinsmore delights in the details. Subtle changes of color and shape. Making the design just right. She views life the same way. It’s the little things that really matter. The details are what inspire her. As a breast cancer survivor, she believes that more than ever. She’s come to appreciate how all the small things add up to one big precious thing — living. With all its delightful details.
Chris is a graduate of Frostburg State University with a degree in Graphic Design. Art Director at CSR. Senior Designer at Perceptus Design, the design group of public relations firm Burson-Marsteller. Co-owner and Principal at HDN Studio. And now, Dinsmore Designs. And every step of the way, her appreciation for detail underscores her work. Every brochure. Every Web site. Every newsletter. From design to production, every project has to be just-so, right down to the smallest detail.
In 1991 Chris Dinsmore began her design career in Washington, DC at CSR, Incorporated, a government contracting firm. By the time she left CSR in 1997 she had reached the highest design position serving as Art Director.
Her skills, talent and responsibilities truly skyrocketed when she joined the corporate world of Burson-Marsteller. She continued to specialize in the conceptualization and design of corporate identities, brochures, newsletters, posters, and marketing and conference materials. While at Burson, Chris was responsible for the design and production of extraordinary materials for American Airlines, AT&T, British Petroleum, DaimlerBenz, Eli Lilly, Greyhound, IBM, Monsanto, PBS, Pfizer, Pharmacia, Philip Morris, Travel Business Roundtable and the U.S. Department of Treasury to name a few.
After building a strong reputation Chris helped form HDN Studio where she designed and produced a variety of materials for clients such as Airbus, Birthright Israel, Burson-Marsteller, Diageo, Distinguished Restaurants Association of North America, FPAC, Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, National Federation of Independent Businesses, Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, Verizon and many more. Chris won several awards for her design as well as art direction, including the League of Communications Professionals (LACP) Employee Newsletter Competition - Silver Medal, the International Association of Business Communicators Bronze Quill Award of Excellence and PR Week’s 1999 Not-for-Profit Campaign of the Year.
In 2014, Chris started her own boutique design firm, Dinsmore Designs where she won eight 2015 Hermes Creative Awards, including three Platinum, two Gold, and three Honorable Mentions. Winning designs included invitations, annual reports and other marketing materials developed on behalf of Mandiant, the Embassy of the U.A.E., the Inter-American Development Bank, and Global Harvest Initiative.