We had the good fortune of connecting with Dylan Winters and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Dylan, can you tell us more about your background and the role it’s played in shaping who you are today?
“I’m from a city that you hear and think a bunch of steel” – Mac Miller

Growing up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is something that I cherish, that I believe I carry with me wherever life takes me. You think of the Steel City as hardworking, blue-collar individuals, and you’re correct. I’m always honored to say that I’m from Pittsburgh.

You know, it’s important to look back on where you’re from. These past experiences (good or bad) make up who you are today, right now in this moment of time and beyond that. Looking back can be your guide, assisting you in where you take your future self.

When I think of the city of Pittsburgh, it’s the love around team sports and the type of camaraderie it has placed in my life. I remember the old days of watching Pittsburgh Pirates games with my PapPap and still catching any Pirates, Penguins, Steelers, or Panthers games with my Dad to this day. It creates a sense of pride, the good pride, the bring everyone together pride. This filtered into my love for playing sports as well. My whole childhood was filled with running to baseball and basketball games after school to in-house league and travel tournaments for ball hockey, my most passionate sport. I was lucky enough to be one of those kids where my dad coached a good bit, days I will always look back on and reminisce. I could even say that this Pittsburgh sports nostalgia has instilled its way into my work. I want you to know where I’m from and the effort that is put into each project I work on.

One thing that I owe to the city of Pittsburgh and most importantly my family is that of a genuine trait. You know what you’re going to get with me. I’m going to be honest and give you my all, that goes to everyone, my wife Paige, our three kids Juliana, Amelia, and Connor, my surrounding family, my friends, my clients, and you who I haven’t had the opportunity to meet yet.

You will always receive a genuine Dylan Winters.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Concept. For others that see work from Dylan Winters Design Co, I want you to understand that concept is king. This is such an integral piece of the creative process, especially in the beginning stages. The concept creates that meaning and delivers that truth behind a logo design.

Every day, every project comes with challenges. Like previously, reminiscing on where you’ve been before is a great guide to look back on and push forward to new heights.

When I think of my style, I state that it is simplistic but effective. Many aspects of a logo design endure legibility, technical aspects, originality, and so on. The beautiful meeting of a simplistic visual identity alongside a strong concept is unbeatable; hence my company motto, Designs That Win.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
The most nostalgic route is the best route. First would be dinner and a drink at the original Primanti Brothers in the Strip District. Afterwards, take a stroll on the North Side of Pittsburgh and enjoy an ice ball, popcorn, and peanuts from Gus & Yiayia’s orange cart before we walk down to Pittsburgh Pirates game at the gorgeous PNC Park. Cap it off with a ride down the Duquesne Incline to see the city lights glistening over the three rivers at night. That my friend is the perfect time in the city of Pittsburgh.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There’s so many people but I’ll try to keep it condensed. I’ll start with my late mother who always pushed me to continue in art & design even when feeling discouraged. Next, my tech school mentor, Heather Brown taught me to go after what I want and gave me that confidence do so. Third, my college professor Spencer Norman who taught me what it means to truly communicate in the realm of graphic design. Fourth, my Dad for being my biggest fan. Finally, a huge shoutout to my wife Paige Winters for her continued support in anything and everything that my creative mind wants to endeavor in.

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