Hi, I'm Dani - a designer kickin' it in San Francisco by way of Brooklyn and Baltimore. Currently, I'm getting my feet on the ground in the west coast to kick butt with the Intercom Brand Studio
. Previously, I was on the Design Team
at Vox Media, where we managed the identities and expressions of the 8 brands. I graduated from the graphic design department
at RISD, I stop in the street to take pictures of shapes
, and I highly respect good people and bad puns.
I built this site from scratch with help from SuperHi
and typeset it in GT Eesti
. For an extended portfolio, questions about projects, or bad jokes, shoot me an email. All work and photography © Dani Balenson 2017 - forever.
As a designer at Vox Media (the home of SBNation, The Verge, Vox.com, Eater, Recode, Curbed, Polygon, and Racked), I worked on projects spanning all of the brands, platforms, external and internal audiences, marketing campaigns, and special events.
Event design for Vox Conversations 2017. Design Team: Georgia Cowley, Warren Schultheis, Shawn Moriarty, and Carrie Ruby
Branding and swag for Vox Media Design's Away-From-Keyboard week, in collaboration with Jessica Paoli.
Type system and icon illustrations for the MOFAD x Eater x Vox Creative Food Science campaign. Video Director/Editor: Bryan Fox
Identity design for Vox Product's Pixel Punch III, in collaboration with Jessica Paoli (from all the way across the country!)
Illustrations for Panorama Music Festival, cosponsored by Vox Media. Design Director: Carrie Ruby
Identity explorations during The Verge rebrand. Design Directors: Georgia Cowley & Carrie Ruby