dotUP is a platform for community, expression, fundraising and awareness built around an exciting new wearable accessory (dot) and social sharing.
dots were created by Chicago designer Tim Fates after his nephew was diagnosed with SMA, a rare and often fatal genetic disease, and he lost his mother to breast cancer. Touched by the dedication of those fighting these diseases and the communities that rally around them, Tim created dots and founded dotUP as a way to support organizations, communities, and individuals that are making a positive impact.
Tim is a graduate of SAIC’s Designed Objects program and lives in the Chicago area with his wife and two young daughters. dotUP is a Polsky Incubator alumni and mHUB member company.