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MEET | DEANNA FIRST
Featured 2.4-2.10.19 | If there’s one thing we can never get enough of, it’s beauty. And we’re not talking superficial, face value, genetic beauty. We’re talking about the kind of beauty that runs deeper than anyone’s looks — the kind of beauty that creates art, makes you feel hopeful, surrounds you and makes you feel joy. Enter Deanna First, a fashion + beauty illustrator who is admittedly gorgeous on the outside, but more importantly, creates art that is so fresh and lovely you can’t help but feel totally exuberance when you see it (and clients from Diane von Furstenberg to Kendra Scott would agree). But that’s not where her beauty ends. In fact First got certified in Reiki because she has a strong desire to heal, not just through her art, but through her hands as well. And when she’s not busy making the world a better place for humans, she’s rescuing animals. Because that’s what amazing people do. For a dose of grace and humility on and off the page, read on. Welcome to Deanna’s week.
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New York based artist Deanna First’s work centers on her fascination of the female form and capturing the many personalities of her muses. She explores these themes through a combination of pencil, marker, watercolor and digital editing. A broad range of illustration styles sets her work apart from the crowd. Deanna received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Kent State University in 2012. It was there she pronounced her love for fashion illustration. She later went on to work for Elie Tahari, J.Crew and Ralph Lauren. Deanna started pursing illustration full-time in 2016, where she focuses on both fluidity and movement in her work. Her client list is quickly growing with her most recent events with Diane von Furstenberg, Pandora Jewelry and Kendra Scott. She was also part of Lafayette 148 New York's Women's Artist Series where she traveled across the country live-sketching their Spring 2018 Collection at Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus locations.