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Deborah Dawton


Deborah Dawton

CEO, Design Business Association

Deborah's professional bio / interests

CEO of the DBA. Link: What does the DBA do?

I’d like help with…

....better understanding the challenges that face all those in, or coming into the design industry - it's what'll make the DBA the best it can be for the designers we're here to serve.

An interesting, or unusual fact(s) about me…

I trained as an industrial designer but never worked as one, instead chosing to talk about design! And I've been doing that for years, and I love it. I also have a bit of a thing for cranes. Oh, and growing my own veg. Oh, and cooking.

I live in


A career highlight

Just one? would have to be the people, hands down! I love the people that work in design. You're inspiring, talented people that will change the world - and it's my privilege to work with you all, every day.


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Joined Guild

Feb 25, 2021