This is Keetra Dean Dixon, and she is friggin brilliant.
Stats: Graduated with a BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Arts (which, hey detroit/windsor locals, is like 15 mins away from you).
She has her own studio in New York and often collaborates with the Time and Place Workshop. The lady has such a strong personal vision that her commissioned work is tough to distinguish from her independent projects, which can only be why her clients love her.
She approaches client work like she approaches "gift giving": "What would ______________ (insert client name) REALLY like for their birthday?"..... I am looking to make someone smile" (siouxWIRE).
It works :)