Deandra Turner is a Boston-based art director and designer. She is a conceptual thinker with a passion for creating compelling content from a strategic perspective. Naturally collaborative, she greatly enjoys the creative process, particularly responding to and incorporating the perspectives of diverse constituencies.
Deandra earned a Bachelor’s in graphic design from Fitchburg State University and is currently pursuing a Masters of Art in Graphic Design at Suffolk University.
She is drawn to the juxtaposition of classic and modern architecture in her city as well as the colors and patterns she observes in the natural world. Her guilty pleasure is watching cooking shows, such as Chopped, as it gives her great insight into a creative process that holds a significant amount of constraints.
When she’s not working or studying, Deandra enjoys going for walks to find design inspiration. She’s also probably wiping spit off her face from her baby blowing raspberries—which are more often like rain showers—cute huh?
Building a better parenting collaborative
Koa Kamaya is a non-profit organization that strives to engage, educate, and empower BIPOC parents during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum.
This organization is inspired and named after my daughter, Kamaya, which means “precious one” in Hawaiian. The word Koa is also a Hawaiian name derived from the word “warrior.” It means to be bold, brave, fearless and valiant.
I am presenting a collection of work that is dear to me. My hope is that I will be able to inspire other mothers/families to share their stories about parenthood and to be able to provide them with the resources that we never had or struggled to get, throughout our journey.