WE ARE

DAWN is a unique agency of talented designers, communicators, community builders, and digital content creators who are skilled at accelerating your brand story. We bring together the best of a design studio, digital marketing agency, and public relations firm – all in one place.

With coast-to-coast reach from California to Washington DC, we work with businesses and organizations to support their strategic and day-to-day communications needs and provide project management and implementation for design, digital, and print marketing.

DAWN is a rapidly growing Asian American women-owned creative enterprise.

OUR JOURNEY

2011
FOUNDED

In 2011, right after completing art school, Amy Wang founded DAWN with the goal of providing businesses affordable high-quality quality design and branding services.

2013
GROWING

We recruited more industry experts, added copywriting and content marketing to our expertise, along with two web developers. DAWN has expanded its services offered.

2015
EXPANDING

DAWN has grown its client base fast and steady, from the biggest international Nor-Cal travel guide publication to the fastest growing gig economy startup in the hospitality industry. DAWN is helping companies in California shine brighter.

2018
FULL SCALING

DAWN expands its services into a full-service agency to include strategic communications and public relations, enabling clients to execute end-to-end communications campaigns. It has expanded its client base to include government, politics, nonprofit, and social impact.

2020
REVOLUTIONIZING

DAWN is working on exciting programs to revolutionize the way organizations and businesses accomplish their marketing goals through our innovative creative huddles- teams of remote, skilled, creative experts assembled to accelerate your brand story.

THE BRAINS

AMY WANG

Founder

Amy is the founder of DAWN and brought her more than 10 years of experience as a brand strategist in multiple industries to bear in recruiting top talent to create her own full-service branding and marketing agency. Amy holds a Bachelor’s in Branding and Visual Communications from The Art Institute of Orange County.

REBECCA LEE

Chief Marketing Officer

Rebecca utilizes upwards of a decade in strategic communications experience as CMO at DAWN. Her experience in consulting with nonprofit, philanthropic, and political organizations, as well as her roles as Communications Director at the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and in public affairs for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, have equipped her to manage multiplatform outreach and engagement campaigns. Rebecca holds a Master of Public Health from Columbia University and a B.S. from Cornell University.

ANDREW HSU

Chief Executive Officer

Andrew is the CEO of DAWN, and brings with him nearly 15 years of experience from the entertainment industry in managing teams, building social media programs, driving brand strategies, and managing digital marketing programs.

ANGELA LIAO

Chief Technology Officer

Angela designs and codes for a living and loves what she does. She has more than 10 years of experience as a front-end developer and graphic designer for major tech companies and businesses.

AN LAI

Multimedia Designer

An is a talented digital artist who has worked with DAWN since 2011. She has more than 10 years of experience in web and graphic design and management. She has worked with multiple print and mailing houses as the lead designer.

KIMBERLY GOULART

Communications and Public Affairs Manager

Kimberly brings over 10 years of experience working as an advocate, public servant, and policy advisor. As a senior program officer for the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs, she oversaw the development and implementation of citywide programs and policies on consumer rights, affordable housing and poverty alleviation. Prior to her public service, Kimberly worked for seven years as a communications and government affairs consultant in Washington DC.

LAURA CASTILLO

Communications & Public Affairs Specialist

Laura has over 10 years of government and political experience throughout the U.S. and internationally, and in multicultural, underserved, and hostile environments. This includes the White House, Pentagon, U.S. Congress, and two presidential campaigns. She is a strategic communicator with in-depth knowledge of government and public relations, international development, crisis communications, grassroots organizing, social media/analytics, photography, and event planning.

KHASH SAHEBJAMEI

Digital Advertising Manager

Khash brings years of digital advertising experience and entrepreneurship to his role as DAWN’s Digital Advertising Manager. A diverse portfolio of projects ranging from the construction industry and ecommerce to fitness and growing startups gives him a unique perspective on expanding audiences. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Chapman University and is Google Ads certified.

KATHY NGUYEN

Project Manager and Content Creator

Kathy is a project manager and creative content creator with a background in graphic design, influencer outreach, and online community management. She has created marketing campaigns for Kickstarter, Mailchimp, 20th Century Fox, and Amazon-based sellers. Kathy is a graduate of the University of California Davis and holds a B.A. in Communications and Sociology.

DIKSHANT RAJBHANDARI

Digital Marketing Associate

Dikshant was born and raised in Nepal and later immigrated to the US, where he attended Colby-Sawyer College. After receiving his Bachelors in Business Administration, he worked as a Community Manager for ACE Next Gen, a nonprofit organization focused on bringing together Asian American entrepreneurs to share ideas and help each other in growing their businesses. Dikshant is fluent in four languages – German, English, Nepali, and Hindi.

JEROME TIRSO

Project Manager and Social Media Specialist

Jerome manages projects and social media at DAWN with a focus on nonprofits, community organizations, and mission-driven initiatives. Jerome developed his communications skills through an internship at OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates as well as in his role as Vice President for the Organization of Young Filipino Americans at UVa. He graduated from the University of Virginia with degrees in Economics and Spanish.

JON KENT

Communications and Public Affairs Manager

For more than 10 years, Jon has worked with foundations, nonprofits, elected officials, and campaigns to achieve their political, organizational, and media objectives. As a director at the Raben Group, he helped clients align their communications activities with their long-term goals by identifying and reaching key audiences. Prior to joining the Raben Group, Jon worked as a press aide for U.S. Congressman Peter Welch and as a field coordinator for the 2008 Obama campaign.

KEVIN HOVDESTAD

Content Creator and Writer

Kevin is a communications professional with over 15 years of diverse experience, including everything from post-secondary education institutions and the entertainment industry to presidential campaigns. He has been a journalist, editor, marketing consultant, and communications director, as well as having spent years as an entrepreneur and as a board member for nonprofits. Kevin has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Saskatchewan.

VIET TRAN

Media Relations Specialist

Viet brings years of communications and digital media experience from a variety of DC employers and opportunities to his role as Media Relations Specialist at DAWN. Their work has focused on empowering communities and human rights, including support for LGBTQ organizations, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and many others. Viet holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego.

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