Deann is a designer by trade, passionate about how design can be used as a tool to improve the lives of people and the state of the planet. She received her BFA from Oregon State University in 2006 and entered professional practice as an in-house specialist at big brands. With time spent at Starbucks, Nike, Danner Boots, and Yakima Racks, as well as committing to pro bono and small cause-based clients, Deann has developed a keen sense for how to speak to consumers in a way they can connect with. In 2013, tiring of the excess of popular design, she decided to follow her desire to create in ways that have social and environmental benefit and entered the Minneapolis College of Art and Design Masters of Art in Sustainable Design. This online MA is truly unique in higher education. Deann pursued a thesis focused on developing environmentally beneficial apparel for female cyclists utilizing cutting-edge wool production techniques, and sought a university-level teaching position in order to pass on the concepts of sustainable graphic design to the next generation of professionals. Deann is currently full time instructor of graphic design at Oregon State University, and an adjunct instructor in sustainable design at Minneapolis College of Art and Design, managing to give back to both her alma maters in meaningful ways.
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On this site, you will find my academic work, mainly completed at Minneapolis College of Art and Design. If you are interested in seeing my professional design work, along with samples of my teaching work, please visit FlammeRougeCreative.com. I also maintain a photo-based travelogue at ChildrenoOf.Space, where you can read about my thoughts on travel as it relates to sustainability and the protection of our public lands.