Few design endeavors succeed without the support of many and Design Workbench is no different. If you’re wondering what a colophon is, check out colophon at Wikipedia.


The serif typeface used for Design Workbench is Adagio Slab, designed by Mateusz Machalski at Borutta. Sans serif type is set in Verb, designed by Ryan Martinson of Yellow Design Studio.


Pictograms featured on this site are from The Entypo Pictogram Suite designed by Daniel Bruce.

Design and Development

Design Workbench was designed, developed, and lovingly coded by Dennis Cheatham. Typography for reading has been set at a contrast level and size to assist the reading of long articles. A specialized stylesheet has been designed to optimize content for print.

Interaction and Whiz-Bang

This site is made up of a heap of scripts, plugins, and code developed by many different programmers and designers. If you have a question about how something was done, just ask.

Content Management System

Design Workbench is proudly powered by WordPress and runs as a WordPress Multisite.


DreamHost has been hosting Design Workbench from the very start. They still can boast one of the funniest blog posts ever.


Dennis Cheatham

Design Researcher and Educator at Miami University (OH). Dennis researches ways people and design decisions intersect at experiential and systemic levels. His work is focused on end-of-life choices and topics in aging, specifically advance care planning and aging in underserved populations.

Design Research to Empower