Building to a Point of Always Building
In April 2014, Keetra Dean Dixon packed up her happy New York City life and headed to Alaska, building a new studio practice with a remote home base. Ever since, she has been testing the claim, “I can do my job from anywhere.” Her adventuring and stubborn naivety have brought new vigor to old wisdoms as she continues to expand her category-defying practice. She’ll share how reinvention has amplified her love of developing new processes and discovering different ways to create connection through wonder.
Dixon traded in her role as an experiential design director to focus on independent practices, including lettering, sculpture and product design. Her hybrid design background continues to lead her work towards speculative terrain, leveraging emergent technologies and process-focused making.
Dixon is an ADC Young Gun and a recipient of the U.S. Presidential Award. Her client roster includes the New York Times, Nike, Volkswagen and Coach. She’s exhibited work at the Walker Art Center, the Cooper Hewitt and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, and her work is in the permanent design collection at the SFMOMA.