What's in the Danielle Starter Pack?
On any given day, you won't find me without...
Headphones, playlists and backup headphones
My iPad and Apple Pencil
A new hairstyle
Something pink (shoes, bag, etc)
Snacks in my bag
My next travel plans
Sketchbooks and notes to myself written in cursive
My mom started telling me to be a lawyer when I was about 5 years old...
As the youngest and the only girl, I had to become a master of debate. A lifetime of being a little sister has given me a sense of humor, an inherited protective spirit and a healthy amount of sarcasm. I don't doubt that I would've been a great lawyer, but even at that young age my talents flourished elsewhere.
I have been an artist for as long as I can remember. When all of my cousins were playing video games or riding dirt bikes, I was perfectly fine sitting at grandma's kitchen table with my box of crayons. I progressed steadily from coloring books to art school. From performance art to metal working, and metal working to graphic design, I was determined to try anything that sparked my interest. In the meantime, I did everything undergrad had to offer outside of class. I joined the first historical Black sorority, mentored an array of students and went to Qatar to give diversity training. Near the end of my undergraduate degree, I considered what I loved to do. That list came down to design and helping people, so I continued my education at Virginia Commonwealth University on the Experience Design track! Through this program I got the opportunity to learn how to enhance user experiences through multiple types of design.