Yá’át’ééh and Welcome

There’s a valley I live in, a valley that shimmers green and the clouds seem to break over the horizon. The road divides the valley but the landscape hides the asphalt and you see where the other end wonderfully.
“home, home again, I like to be here when I can.” from Pink Floyd “Home”

Yá’át’ééh, Shí éí Donovan yinishyé (Hello, they call me Donovan.)

I serve as the Acting Program Supervisor for the Office of Navajo Nation Library, which is the Main Library based in the heart of the Navajo Nation, Window Rock, AZ. It is a great privilege to serve Diné in this fashion.

Also, I host a podcast nowadays too!

You can check it out here:

Ahwééh Podcast is currently focusing on the Rez Metal scene but the podcast focuses on a variety of topics that are of interest to me.

I still design….

I’m a multidisciplinary designer who’s focus lies heavily on graphic design, web, and UX design. I feel my skills are expertly achieved with:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Adobe XD
  • WordPress – I encourage the use of WP and I create WP themes
  • Designing/developing web pages from scratch, I’m efficient with XHTML and CSS
  • User testing and mapping the user experience
  • Logo making, branding, typography, print design, layout design, photo-editing, and photo manipulation

It is within our traditions that we introduce ourselves, since digital connectivity is a form of bonding – this section will go over my identity in Diné Bizaad:

Naakaii Diné éí nishłí

I am from the Moving People clan

Dził tááh Diné Kinyaa’aanii báshíshchíín

Born for the Side-of-the-Mountain People of the Towering House clan

Mąíí Deeshgiizhnii dashicheii

My maternal grandfathers are of the Coyote Pass clan

Ná’toh Diné Táchii’nii dashinálí

My paternal grandfathers are of the Tobacco People of the Red-Streaking-Into Water clan