Dean Roper is an artist and designer living and working in New York City. He creates objects for the “betterment" of daily life, taking inspiration from junk food, pop culture, memes, head shops, outsider art, sports, fashion and growing up. His work has been featured in Bullett magazine, Paper Magazine, and the Fader and has designed collections for Urban Outfitters and Aurora. He is also the founder of Objet NYC, an experimental design collective producing furniture, home goods and clothing. Roper received his BFA in Ceramics from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2013.