Hi, I’m Dani β€” an independent Creative / Art / Design director kickin’ it in Brooklyn. I work with in-house brand teams and clients on design strategy, brand systems, brand marketing, campaigns, and copy.

I've been a part of great teams like the Oscar Health brand team, Stink Studios NY, the Intercom Brand Studio, and Vox Media. Freelance clients include Webflow, Our Place, Impossible Foods, and more.

I have a BFA in graphic design from RISD, I recently wrote a kids' book, and I highly respect good people and bad puns.

🎈 dlbalenson@gmail.com
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Interview with Interface Lovers β€” Essay for Desk Lunch β€” Conversation with 99u β€” Weekend with AIGA Eye on Design

This site is made from scratch with help from SuperHi and typeset in GT Eesti. All work Β© Dani Balenson 2022 - 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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