Dez designs remotely for Hype from her at-home studio in Milwaukee, with her fur-babies by her side. She has worked with Drew offering design services for over six years, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design (UW Oshkosh). Having skills in both the digital & studio world allows for a wide range of creativity & style.
She believes that everything is art – That there is endless inspiration in all forms without even having to search for it.
Her personal artwork, interior design style, music taste & fashion sense all reflect her passions & the art forms of all periods of history that she is drawn to. Maximalist intricacy, industrial modernism, abstract minimalism, global, raw & earthy, highbrow, lowbrow, masculine, feminine…
Many would consider these extremities to clash, but she strategically finds ways to have them blend in harmony through physical art forms & liquid personal expression.
Hand lettering, custom typography, brand identity & illustration are her favorite areas of design.
In the short span of warmer months in Wisconsin, Dez likes to limit time spent on screens & instead spends as much time as possible in nature through hiking, camping, & walking her dog around local parks & charming neighborhoods. Her other hobbies include exploring new cities & experiencing how the locals live. She spends a lot of time visiting antique & vintage shops, music venues, bakeries, coffee shops, & global eats (huge foodie here).
In the colder months she enjoys recharging as much as possible in her home sanctuary through embracing a slow-living lifestyle by learning home skills & hands-on crafts such as gardening, baking, furniture restoration, interior renovations & many more. When it’s a really lazy evening, she loves watching documentaries, horror films, Portlandia, music videos & KEXP live music sessions.