Hi there, I'm Deann Garcia. I'm a creative professional in the Pacific Northwest, and I love human communication and visual story telling. I'm a multifaceted designer with a passion to do good for the Earth through the business of design. I seek to connect my love for mountains to my passion for a sustainable future, and use it to influence my professional practice as an independent creative director and designer. I'm also a descendant of pioneers and try to live with that same independent spirit that inspired my ancestors: respect for resources, community-based sufficiency and simple living. I currently teach graphic design at Oregon State University, and sustainable design through Minneapolis College of Art and Design.