Dawn began working as a graphic artist/computer production specialist for TSR, Inc. in August of 1992. She was promoted to art director in 1996. After TSR's acquisition in 1997, Dawn made the move with dozens of TSR employees to the Pacific Northwest to join Wizards of the Coast. where she continued in her role as art director for Dungeons & Dragons and spearheaded the updated visual identity of D&D 3rd and 3.5 Editions. After a brief period in 2011 where Dawn got her feet wet assisting Jeremy Jarvis with the art direction of Planechase 2012, she officially joined the Magic Creative Team in 2013 where she remains today.