My client list includes: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S.D.A Forest Service, National Park Service, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Washington State Parks, King County, City of Seattle, Oregon State Parks, Oregon Department of Forestry, Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, The Conservation Fund, Pacific Coast Restoration Association, Seattle Parks and Recreation, Idaho Power Company, City of Shoreline, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Upper Deschutes Watershed Council, Nez Perce Tribe, City of Olympia, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, and more.
In their own words:
(Denise) has worked on artwork for brochures and interpretive exhibits for the
BLM’s Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness and for Dankworth Ponds, a nature retreat.
We have been extremely pleased with her performance. Denise has fantastic
artistic skills and can easily adapt to a client’s demands. She works in a
timely manner and we were very satisfied with the final products. They are beautiful!!!!!!!!!
Public Affairs Specialist
BLM Safford Field Office
________________________________________________________________________Denise Dahn is an imaginative and innovative interpretive designer. She is a creative illustrator and magical writer expressing the obvious in a inconspicuous manner. Denise’s ability to convey the exact meaning of the intended message to the reader is without doubt amazing. She has created more than 20 outdoor interpretive exhibits for our Company and I am proud of each and every one of them. I look forward to working with Denise on future projects. Cindy Sorensen
Idaho Power Company, Boise ID __________________________________________________________________________ Denise,On behalf of Seattle Parks and Recreation I want to sincerely thank you for all your work on the terrific interpretive panels at the Washington Park Arboretum. It is great to work with a company that can handle everything from planning, to artwork, and final fabrication. Most importantly, the message is clear, the artwork phenomenal, and the park users really dig them! Andy Sheffer
Senior Capital Improvement Coordinator
Seattle Parks and Recreation _____________________________________________________________________________ I enjoy working with Denise because her practicality is only exceeded by her creativity. We worked together on a tribute/interpretive display for Powell Barnett, an African American activist and Seattle civil leader from the 1940’s into the 1970’s. From an assemblage of photos and quotes provided by Mr. Barnett’s granddaughter, Denise beautifully created a permanent display that is informative, instructive and interesting. It is a magnificent memorial to a very important man. It can be seen in Powell Barnett Park on Martin Luther King Way in the Central District of Seattle. Susan Black, Susan Black & Associates –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Denise,I have been meaning to write too and tell you how often I hear compliments on the kiosks, especially when people see the wonderful interpretive panels.As Sonja says they have inspired even our somewhat curmudgeon-y contractor. He reported that at many a site people were trying to read the signs as he was putting them up. For example, at Tiger Mountain young people found their hiking directions on the map while he was installing the sign.This project has many a challenge with so many requirements and voices. I greatly appreciate you steering it through to such a successful conclusion.I toast a glass of wine to you on November 30th – the quiet one in the room who brought the project to a top level of excellence. With great appreciation, Cynthia Welti
Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– I worked with Denise on an interpretive signage project for Washington State Parks, and not only was the finished product fabulous, I found Denise to be extremely good to work with, wonderfully creative and a great talent. I would work with her again without hesitation. Hope Gibson, Manager
Park Planning & Development | Parks, Recreation & Community Services – City of Kent, Washington _____________________________________________________________________________ The signs that Denise developed for us are truly outstanding – they are eye-catching, informative and extremely professional. We continue to hear compliments from trail users who have seen the signs. Denise will be our first call next time we have an interpretive project! Ryan Houston | Executive Director
Upper Deschutes Watershed Council _____________________________________________________________________________ Denise Dahn was hired by my agency, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, on a 5-year contract to produce interpretive panels for national wildlife refuges. I worked directly with Denise on several projects. She has an amazing ability to listen to the customer’s often vague goals for an interpretive panel and distill that information down to simple, direct text combined with graphics to deliver the desired message. Her illustration style is very engaging and attractive while at the same time depicting biological subjects accurately. Denise is very easy to work with; she has a relaxed professional demeanor and provides excellent customer service. All of the projects we worked on together were completed in a timely manner and on budget. Shannon Heath
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service _______________________________________________________________________________ “Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge has enjoyed working with Denise over several years completing indoor and outdoor interpretive, regulations, and orientation panels. Her artwork is beautiful, she is always open to our ideas and concepts and I regularly get complements on the panels. One of the most valuable talents she has is taking what seems to me is a broad idea of what we want to see and include on a panel – typically we ask for too much! – and she makes it come to life. Projects have always been on schedule too. Highly recommended!”
Deputy Project Leader
Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge