Keetra Dean Dixon is a designer and artist with a remote home base. In April of 2014, Dixon packed up her happy NYC life and headed to Alaska where she’s been testing the claim “We can do our job from anywhere.” Her hybrid design background continues to lead her work towards speculative terrain, leveraging emergent technologies and process focused making. Her website portfolio welcoming note says: “Hi, I’m Keetra. I currently divide my time between participatory installs, working with words, designing objects, and teaching. I’ve had the titles Graphic Designer, Experiential Director, and Artist – but whatever the task, if I’m making, I’m happy.” She often plays with the fallibility of communication and social connection; ever inspired by discovery, forced bumbles, and new materials + tech.
She often plays with the fallibility of communication and social connection; ever inspired by discovery, forced bumbles, and new materials plus tech.
Dixon has been recognized on several fronts including a U.S. presidential award, a place in the permanent design collection at the SFMOMA, and the honourable ranking of ADC Young Gun (6). Her clients have included NYTimes, Nike, VW, and Coach. She has shown at the Walker Art Center, the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, the Museum of Arts and Design in NYC, and the MoMA, and in 2013 she participated in INCONGRUOUS, a residency for “brazen experimentation in design practices” with Museum of Arts and Design in NYC.
Meantime she currently keeps a studio space alongside JK Keller. See fromktoj.com for excerpts of the process and collaborative works. The site presents the duo’s parallel and converging process and the selected resulting work. Together since 2006, their work has been featured in GOOD Magazine and most recently has been part of Graphic Design: Now in production, a joint exhibition of the Walker Art Center & the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum,
Dixon’s current goal is to figure out how to blend learning, making, and teaching into a unified studio practice.
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