Donald Swain

Donald Swain

New York, US



Donald is an award-winning designer with experience creating iconic brand communications and consumer experiences for top-tier consumer brands, professional service corporations, and non-profit organizations, around the globe. 

His heavy involvement in the branding efforts of various corporate and public entities has allowed him to consult in ways to establish, improve and perfect brand value. He has spent three years working closely with clients and colleagues to create visual communications that function across multiple touch-points.

Donald strives for simplicity in his work, in belief that effective visual communication is essential in helping organizations maximize their true potential. As such, Donald’s desire is to utilize his knowledge and experience to deliver the most creative solutions to his clients and their audiences.



Synchronoss, Bethlehem, PA, US, User Interface Designer

Create high-quality visual assets and iconography that define the look and feel of Synchronoss-branded products. Develop comprehensive visual asset guidelines, featuring unified design for product UI icons, logos, and illustrations.

Collaborate with the product development team, engineers, and content strategists to conceptualize, design, prototype, test, and iterate consumer-facing products.

Aug 2014 - current

Modern Good, Philadelphia, PA, US, Associate Designer

Lead the design of conceptual and visual brand prototypes as well as identity systems for clients, and supervised associated creative resources. Directed visual identity programs to activate brands across communication channels.

Nov 2013 - Aug 2014

Post University, Philadelphia, PA, US, Graphic Designer

Provided support to the Marketing Director in conceptualizing, designing and executing cohesive print and digital materials. Directed the production of brand-worthy visual campaigns that included a 32-page publication printed bi-weekly, interactive website, events, e-mail marketing and SMS marketing.

Jul 2012 - Nov 2013


University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, US, Bachelors, Bachelors Fine Arts

Recieved Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Dean’s List Recipient- GPA of 3.62 Graduated cum laude, June 2012

Sep 2008 - May 2012


Hiiibrand Bronze Awards 2013, Award

Recipient of the Hiiibrand Award 2013 competition, an international award honoring brand design.


AIGA (re)Design Awards, Award

Winner of the AIGA (Re)designAwards competition, recognizing design that challenges us to (re)think the world and our choices.


UArts Graphic Design Faculty Award, Award

Award received at the University of the Arts recognizing designers who address serious social, environmental and economic issues through design execution.


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