Dez Porter aka Deadstxle is a visual artist from Santa Barbara, California. The moniker “Deadstxle” was created after dropping out of art school after learning fundamentals, reading about spiritual practices like ego death, and deciding to kill all limiting beliefs she had about pursuing an art career. Dez is a multi faceted artist with experience in creative direction, graphic design, photography and videography, and has worked in the music and streetwear industries. The pandemic encouraged her to focus on fine art and painting. She currently works out of a studio in Ventura, California.