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Brian Dawson

15: Dec 2014

Brian is a journalist living in San Francisco. He shoots, edits and produces short documentary video as well as, designs, codes and writes, sometimes, all at once. He is interested in stories that explore complex social and environmental issues and give glimpses into hidden worlds.

As a designer at the international design firm IDEO, his work focuses on difficult topics in education. He's collaborated on projects with The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Stanford University School of Medicine, UC San Francisco, Marie Stopes and The Hewlett Foundation, among others.

Previously, he was an intern in the multimedia group at The New York Times, a CarnegieKnight Journalism Fellow and the design lead for a Union Square Ventures backed startup. IHestudied photojournalism and information systems at Syracuse University and graduated high school in three years.



Brian participated in the December 2014 MediaStorm Methodology Workshop. He had the following to say about her experience:


The MediaStorm Methodology Workshop is a week of wildly informative, encouraging, down-to-earth conversation with some of the best minds in documentary storytelling. Drawing on nearly a decade of experience as a production house, the company is bursting at the seams with stories about making stories. It's unbelievably rare to find a company that create characters of unforgettable presence on important social issues that's excited to share their business model. MediaStorm is that company, perhaps the only one.