We're a small boutique studio based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico. After living/working in Atlanta, Georgia for over 23 years in the design/communications industry, we decided it was time for a change. In 2001 we decided to move the studio from Atlanta to Santa Fe because we love the Southwest.
DJ Teeslink creates elegantly simple expressions that form complete solutions for our clients. His ability to understand each client’s business – and their customers – is an essential part of DNA design's success. Starting as a graphic artist for Atlanta Genigraphics, he worked with the earliest technology for computer graphics. Later he worked at Digital Communications Associates in-house communications department as graphic designer, helping design all corporate print, packaging and electronic media.
Prior to forming DNA design, DJ led several of Atlanta’s premiere design studios into the interactive realm. As their Creative Director, he designed solutions for AT&T, Cartoon Network, Coca-Cola, Harley-Davidson, IBM, Scientific-Atlanta, TBS, Alcatel-Lucent, and XcelleNet, among others. Through his lifelong commitment to design, he has learned how to make the creative discipline an oxymoron that works. Fluent in all media, he strives to deliver memorable solutions to DNA design’s clients that are unique to their brand.
Currently DJ has retired and lives in Santa Fe, NM, but continues to take on design/photo projects that interest him.
ARTIST STATEMENT: Painting brings me joy. Ultimately I hope my excitement for each piece shows through to the viewer as it does for me.
Expressing my feelings is everything when it comes to creating my art. I paint from a bird’s eye view, whether it be on the floor or tabletop. I start each painting with nothing particular in mind, moving from side to side, applying layers of paint, making marks, working in the moment. Ideas spark with the addition of new layers and marks, bringing clarity to the emerging concept.
Finding the right relationship of color, line and form, that is visually stimulating, is my goal. I find inspiration for my abstract work from everyday life, whether it be the surrounding landscapes, people I meet, music I’m listening to … anything and everything that I see and feel emerges in my work.
ARTIST BIOGRAPHY: Born in Michigan, Barbara moved to Atlanta, GA when she was 21. There she spent most of her career as a self-taught graphic designer. She currently lives in Santa Fe, NM with her husband, DJ Teeslink, and is now fulfilling her life-long goal to paint full time.
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