Influencers: Solitary time in nature • Studies in spirit, much of it Buddhism • Good relationship • The privilege of Aging... all Gratitude. -Dena

Some life experiences:

Taught Calligraphy in Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
Had a little boutique in Ashland, OR, where I designed & made the garments.
Lived in London 3 months to study 14th thru 16th C. Books of Hours and Psalters (calligraphy & illumination) @ British Museum Library Manuscript Room
Lived in Athens on a boat on Piraeus Harbor - to study Byzantine art @ the National Library while designing (clothing & graphics) for a boutique on Syntagma Square.
Finished BFA @ Northern Arizona University & later taught a few classes there: Handlettering, Calligraphy & Graphic Design
For 15 years had my art studio in a building at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, AZ with a consortium of 4 other artists in different disciplines.
DierkerDesign Studio - 20+ years in Flagstaff: mostly print, identity & later, web; also some illustration.
5 years Graphic Design for Northern Arizona University.
2 years at Grand Canyon & the Natural History Association, designing a wide variety of publications.
Principal Designer for AzureFire Design for a decade.
Now living in Cambria with my beloved, Helmut. Always parallel creating. Many different modes.

Travel: NYC, the SouthWest, CA, Europe - especially Vienna. Norway, Stockholm, Barcelona, Italy & France. Always with a focus on design.

Next year: Japan. Or maybe the next year... or the next...



February - March 2023

Arts Obispo Online Tour

September - December 2020


The Art of Giving

Participation in the show with several Augmented Reality metal prints

December 5, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Cambria Center for the Arts

Symmetry of the Inner Eye

February 1 - 27, 2019

Cambria Public Library

Open Studios Art Tour Spring 2018

May 5 & 6, 2018

At my Studio

Open Studios Art Tour 2017

October 14 & 15, 2017
October 21 & 22, 2017

At my Studio

Outer & Inner Views

June 1 - 25, 2017

Cambria Center for the Arts