Hi, I'm Dani - a designer kickin' it in San Francisco by way of Brooklyn and Baltimore. Currently, I'm making weird shit with the Intercom Brand Studio and not updating this website very much at all. Previously, I was on the Design Team at Vox Media, where we managed the identities and expressions of 8 brands. I graduated from the graphic design dept. 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 updated portfolio, shoot me an email. All work and photography © Dani Balenson 2017 - forever.

Dani Balenson

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.

Masthead illustrations for the rebrand of The Verge. Design Director: Georgia Cowley

Illustration for the Chevy Volt x Verge x Vox Creative campaign.

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

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