Hi, there

Japanese Tea Gardens, San Francisco, Christmas 2013

Hello, my name is Danielle. I’m a designer, living and working in San Franciso. I grew up in Orange County, New York (yes, there is such a place) and migrated west as soon as I could — landing in San Francisco in 2010, by way of the beautiful Mile High City.

When I'm not designing, I love trying new recipes, especially those of the hella asian variety and fail miserably at my mission to not go to the same restaurant twice. I also like to take Bay Area “staycations” and drink gin and tonics.

I consider myself to be extremely fortunate to live in a beautiful city, in a cozy little apartment that's seven blocks from the pacific ocean with a handsome man and our even more handsome little boy, Colin Wesley.


 

employment

MKTG
Senior GRAPHIC Designer, Creative Lead

2014 PResent

Work closely with creative directors, strategists, copywriters, and designers to create high-touch experiences through a variety of media — including print, fabrication, on-screen, and environmental.

Partner with account and production teams to manage timelines, grids, and all creative deliverables, while fostering client and vendor relationships.

Responsible for leading the planning, ideation, organization, and execution of multiple projects while independently managing designers, freelancers, and creative vendors.

Other responsibilities include: Applying design and strategic thinking to projects and pitch decks. Owning all aspects of print production, installation, and on-site creative support. Supporting and mentoring junior designers across the studio.

Minted
Graphic Designer,
DESIGN ASSOCIATE, Senior Graphic Designer

2010 — 2014

Fulfill a high-volume of orders by preparing customer proofs in highest grossing product categories.

Create print-ready files by editing customer images and typesetting for wedding stationery, event invitations and day-of pieces. 

Offer solutions and options for custom vector work, maps, monograms, and specialty graphics. 

Work closely with design, print quality, and customer service teams to follow escalated and VIP orders through processes.

Provide a consistently high level of ascetic and attention to detail to both satisfy customer needs and meet Minted standards, brand, and it’s community of designers.

Wine Tours of the World
Marketing Graphic Designer

2007 — 2010

Design collateral materials for corporate identity and branding. Manipulate photographs and collaborate with printing vendors.

Create yearly 200+ page catalog for distribution to prospective clients and oversee website design and updates.

Design and organize documents, direct mail, and e-mail marketing campaigns.

Presentation design for training and sales purposes.

Software implementation: data entry, organization, training and assistance with overall coordination though company and affiliates.

Communication and organization with Regional Sales Managers, Travel Agencies, staff and consumers.

Freelance
Graphic Designer

2004  2017

Ongoing design work for a variety of long-term clients, mostly in the travel and hospitality industry.

Creation of branding, marketing materials, corporate identity, and event promotion.

Website, document and presentation layout design.

Email and direct mail marketing design, blasting and campaign logistics.

Production of technical catalogs, product datasheets and marketing for a variety of small tech companies.

Tradeshow, large format, prepress, and vendor selection experience.


freelance

Intel

The Launch Den

It's Simply Sensational

Robert Fountain

The MOET Institute

Chicks who Click

Brocade

Chattel & Strut

TMC Communications

Andrew Harper

Slap Cancer

The Mr Marina Competition

Access Marketing

Brogranics

 

Windsor Oaks Vineyards

Gourmet to go Kitchen

Towne & Country Limo

Charlie Hong Kong

Porthos

Majest International


education

Art Institute of Colorado

BA in Graphic Design, Awarded the Certificate par Portfolio Excellence,
Class of 2007

Academy of Art University

Continued education with MFA classes in Advanced Typography, Art Direction, and Editorial Layout

Skillshare

Continued education with lecture courses in Visual Design and Product Design


2017 goals

Start a food blog with my sister | Submit to more minted.com challenges | Practice my calligraphy skills | Take an adult tap class | Enter a cooking competition | Take a cruise | Learn to drive a car | Take advantage of more SkillShare classes


random facts

I've had the same group of best friends since middle school, sometimes we act like we're still in middle school. I never learned how to drive a car (see goals) but I have flown a plane. I’ve never really had a pet of my own but took care of a vietnamese potbellied pig for a few months in college. I have never broken a bone and my only visit to the emergency room was for a severe case of strep throat. I lived in Baltimore, Maryland for 8 months where I hung out with one of my best friends and a plethora of foster dogs.