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Danielle Russell, the founder and designer of Beautiful Things Design Studio.Meet Danielle bannerBeautiful Things Design Studio logo

I'm Danielle. I am a freelance graphic designer specializing in helping side-hustlers and small businesses connect with their ideal customers by working with them to create a cohesive, beautiful visual brand identity across all platforms.

Prior to starting my own business, I led a successful career that ranged from print production management, designing layouts for professional and college sports team programs, mobile advertising, supporting a sales team with pitch decks and leave-behind materials, and designing and managing both print and digital learning aids for educational brands like Pearson and Oxford University Press.

In 2015 I made the scariest (and best) decision of my life and turned my freelance design side-hustle into my full time job. I founded Beautiful Things Design Studio, LLC in order to offer my unique background to other side-hustlers and small businesses. Since I am able to offer print design services in addition to web design and branding, choosing to work with me can dramatically simplify workflows by having one contact for everything from initial logo concepts to website maintenance and marketing material creation.

I believe that the best marketing tool for any business is an easy-to-use, mobile-friendly website, and I work with my clients to custom design each and every site I make for their specific business challenges. I help my clients get clear on what it is they actually need, and I never recommend a product that I don’t believe is necessary for their success. Throughout the creation process I welcome and encourage client input to ensure that the final product is a true visual representation of who they are and what their business stands for.

When I’m not building websites, I can usually be found traveling across the U.S., eating delicious vegan food and searching for adventures. My personal goal is to visit all 59 of America’s National Parks, so I am often hiking and exploring as I gather inspiration from nature, the most beautiful thing in this world.

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