Dorene Warner

Dorene Warner

Creative Director / Project Leader

Warner is directly involved with all creative and client service aspects of each project, and maintains the character and quality of the work produced by W Design.

Early Roots

Schooled at The Cleveland Institute of Art and The Cleveland Art Museum prior to earning a BFA at Syracuse University’s School of Visual and Performing Arts. Warner continuously advances her knowledge of the design industry by taking courses at Pratt Institute’s School of Art & Design in New York City and Scranton University for video and website design.

Building a Foundation

Warner began her career with Chase Manhattan Bank’s Corporate Communications department. After four years of working onsite designing logos and brochures for internal communications, large scale exhibits to celebrate diversity and heritage months.

Three years into her tenure with Chase, Warner became acting liaison working with the DeSola Group to develop the corporate identity guidelines for the then newly merged Chemical Bank and Chase Manhattan Bank. Transitioning the relationship between Warner and Chase from in-house senior designer to client of W Design.

Thus bringing Chase Manhattan Bank into the midst of a growing list of other financial institution clients, AXA Financial, Global Securities, and Lord Securities, along with real estate corporations Douglas Elliman, the Milstein Brothers, and Alchemy Properties.

Focused Attention

Although Warner continues to work with Fortune 500 companies, she specializes in helping newly formed small businesses and organizations to develop a visual identity and marketing plan to match their target audience.

Over the last decade, Warner’s focus has been building working relationships with the heritage associations, land trusts and regional organizations to promote ecotourism and regional community pride with the goal of protecting land, water and history through education and activities available to the public.


Making a Lasting Impression:
Signage, Landscaping & Façade Improvement Ideas for your Business
Sullivan Renaissance, Spring 2021

Anatomy of a Great Newsletter
Land Trust Alliance, Summer 2019

Signage for Businesses & Communities
A seminar for Town Planning Board Members in Sullivan County, NY
Sullivan Renaissance, Spring 2017

The Big Picture
Branding and Signage for New Bricks & Mortar Businesses
Sullivan County Entrepreneurs, Winter 2017

Memberships & Associations

Greater Barryville Chamber of Commerce
2019-Present Co-Vice President
2008-2019 Board of Directors, member
2010 Business of the Year
2005 Volunteer of the Year recipient
2003 Co-Founder

Sussex County Community College – Newton, NJ
2010 Graphic Design Advisory Committee
Member of a tri-state counsel of academic and design professionals who help shape the print and web design courses offered at the college in order to best prepare the students for ever-changing, “real world” business needs.