DALE RAY DEFOREST

New Site, Who dis?

Rhymes with mail, spelled like male, but the Dd will always prevail.

A Quick Bio

I grew up in the 4-Corners area of the Navajo Nation, around Shiprock and Farmington, New Mexico. I graduated High School from the Navajo Preparatory School in 1995 then studied 2-D Arts and Photography at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe. I graduated IAIA in the summer of 2000. Much of my artistic endeavors stem from my love of the craft itself. In terms of photography, I fell in love with grainy film and rough edges while maintaining crisp and cleverly captured moments in a solid frame. My other primary practice is sequential and 2-D art. I employ high-contrast and thick lines to convey bold imagery matched with bright and vivid colors. Artwork that can be used to not only express, but captivate and manipulate thought and action has always been my goal as an artist.

Hire Me Now

Marketable Assets

What I do for you when the mortgage is due.

Illustration

Though I am not the best at it, it is the best thing I do.

Graphic Design

I have awards. It is the second thing I've done the longest.

Photography

My Nikon can beat up
your Canon.

Beat Up Your Boyfriend

Not really.
It's a place-holder.

My things

Items of interest, proof of performance.

  • All
  • Illustration
  • Comics
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography

VERY COOL PEOPLE

Folks of which we are in dire need.

Dale is an exceptional illustrator and graphic designer. Not only had I have had the honor of publishing his work, I have had the opportunity to collaborate on several other projects that required skill, creativity, and dynamism. Dale has all of those and more. He is a pleasure to work with and I look forward to many more fruitful collaborations.

- Dr. Lee Francis

Founder & CEO Native Realities, Indigenous Comic Con

www.nativerealities.com

Over the last several years, Dale has essentially become my only go-to guy for all things design. His ability to author quality compositions suited to every unique request is second to none. Even if you have half an idea or an overly thought out request, Dale's ability as a maven of his profession will not only devise the design you need but will also bring your ideas to life in vibrant ways you never thought possible. Go Dale, or go home.

- Jordan O. James

University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning.

www.NDNcollaborative.com

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I reply, therefore I am.