Dierdre Shea is a

INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER, FABRICATOR, RESEARCHER, and CERAMIC ARTIST

practicing in Oakland, CA.
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I am a freelance interdisciplinary industrial designer and ceramic artist with an insatiable curiosity about our object, emotional, and community needs. With a background in fine arts and a master’s degree in Industrial Design, I am passionate about referencing art, crafstmanship, and design thinking to create object-experiences that probe our state of being, and positively impact our lives. My process is inquisitive and making-centric, and I deploy that ethos throughout the ideation, prototying, and user-experience process. Central to my work is a commitment to the values of participatory design and historic and cultural competency. Collaboration is key. Porcelain is my favorite side project.

I recently launched studioORANGE, an experimental studio focusing on exploring and subverting the aesthetics of sustainable manufacturing processe to incorportate more sustainable objects in the home.

BFA, Painting - Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore, MD)
MID, Master of Industrial Design - Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, NY)
Member of the Female Design Council and NCECA.


To learn more about my work experience and special projects, get in touch!









Hello! I am a(n)

INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER,  FABRICATORRESEARCHER, and CERAMIC ARTIST 

practicing in Oakland, CA.

I am a freelance interdisciplinary industrial designer and ceramic artist with an insatiable curiosity about our object, emotional, and community needs. With a background in fine arts and a master’s degree in Industrial Design, I am passionate about referencing art, crafstmanship, and design thinking to create object-experiences that probe our state of being, and positively impact our lives. My process is inquisitive and making-centric, and I deploy that ethos throughout the ideation, prototying, and user-experience process. Central to my work is a commitment to the values of participatory design and historic and cultural competency. Collaboration is key. Porcelain is my favorite side project.

I recently launched studioORANGE, an experimental studio focusing on exploring and subverting the aesthetics of sustainable manufacturing processe to incorportate more sustainable objects in the home.

BFA, Painting - Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore, MD)
Master of Industrial Design - Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, NY)
Member of the Female Design Council and NCECA.

To learn more about my work experience and special projects, see resume.pdf  

Get in touch!















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