About Dawn and URL Next Door

About Dawn

Dawn Pedersen began her web and graphic design career in 2000. With two or three web design projects, a basic knowledge of HTML, and a fine art degree under her belt, she was hired by a software company in the Silicon Valley as a junior web designer. Primarily self-taught in digital art and design, she has gone on to create a large portfolio of design work for clients from Australia to Georgia to New York City.

Dawn has been teaching art and design classes since 2005. She currently teaches at three colleges in Sacramento, California: American River College, Art Institute, and the International Academy of Design and Technology. In the past, she has taught at Sacramento City College, Esparto High School, and Natomas High School.

Dawn earned her Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art from California State University, Sacramento in 1998. She acquired a California teaching credential in art (as well as in technology and biology) through Chapman University in 2007, and a Master of Arts in Education from the same institution in 2009.

Dawn lives with her husband Vlady and their son Theo in West Sacramento.

Contact Dawn

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 916.320.1371

Business Site: Blue Lobster Art & Design

About URL Next Door

URL Next Door is the official class website for all of Dawn's many design courses. It includes archives of courses going back to Summer 2009, as well as her current course offerings.

Teachers and private individuals alike are welcome to peruse this site and find inspiration and learning here.

"URL Next Door" is a play on the phrase "girl next door." URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator, which is the official terminology for "web address."

Copyright Information

All copyrights belong to their respective owners.

Most of the work herein is copyright Dawn Pedersen. Images and text owned by other copyright holders are used here under the guidelines of the Fair Use provisions of United States copyright law. These images and text are used here only for the education of design students.

Please contact Dawn at [email protected] if you hold the copyright to any content contained herein and you wish it removed.

Dawn and Theo, August 10, 2011