Hey! My name is Deidre but I keep it simple and go by Dee! I'm a designer and artist based in the 'burbs of Kansas City.

 

For the past eight years, I've worked for a Nike collegiate licensee, creating graphics for apparel. It's my job to create eye catching art that keeps the fans connected to their school and team. While I really enjoy doing this, it's actually what I do outside of my job that keeps my creative fire burning. It's an amazing feeling when something you've made brightens someone's day, livens up a space, or even motivates another artist to put themselves out there.

 

I love watercolor. Everything about it. I personally even like the "cons" of watercolor. While some folks frown at how unforgiving this medium is and how fast it dries, I embrace it. I find it rather exciting to know I only have a few seconds once I lay down the pigment to recreate what I'm picturing in my mind. Sometimes it doesn't turn out how I envision, and other times it turns out even better.  That's the beauty in it.

 

Typography is something that everyone seems to take for granted. It's so easy to overlook, which is why I've developed a major interest in hand lettering. I study typography, but I create hand lettering. There are endless numbers of ways that a single letter can stand and interplay with another letter or design element.

 

Besides loving art, design, and everything that makes it, I'm a weather obsessed sports nut enjoying an occasional adrenaline rush that comes with snowboarding or a good hike. Basically, I love life and everything it has to offer... including donuts. Especially donuts.

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