Deanna Dionne grew up in Michigan, as the daughter of a sculptor and a novelist. In 2014 she moved to a warehouse studio in Cleveland, Ohio, to have space to pursue art interests more fully. Within two years she launched Cleveland Street Glass, jewelry made from the glass of car break-ins. When not working on her own art and jewelry, she loves designing products, websites, branding, and book covers for startups, makers, and companies.

Deanna also enjoys recording as a voice actress for the Cleveland Radio Players, hosting figure drawing gatherings, and meeting other local creatives and makers.