Hi, I’m Keetra. I currently divide my time between “Retooling” familiar creative tools, designing participatory experiences, and teaching. I’ve had the titles Graphic Designer, Experiential Director, and Artist – but whatever the task, if I’m making, I’m happy. I often play with the fallibility of communication and social connection; ever inspired by discovery, forced bumbles, and new materials + tech.
Keetra Dean Dixon is a designer whose work inhabits exploratory terrain, leveraging emergent technologies and process-focused making. She’s US based, dividing her time between the East Coast and rural Alaska. Her work and research in areas of typography, object based learning, and experiential design have earned her a professorship with RISD, a US Presidential Award, a place in the permanent design collection at SFMOMA, and an ADC Young Gun Award (6). She's an internationally feature speaker and has spoken at FITC, OFFF, the Type Directors Club and AIGA National Design Conferences to name a few. She's designed and directed installations at the Venice Architecture Biennale, her objects are carried by the Tate, and she’s shown at the Walker Art Center, the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, the National Design Museum and the Museum of Arts and Design in NYC.