GREAT DESIGN HAPPENS
WHEN AESTHETICS AND
USER-EXPERIENCE MEET.

ABOUT DANI LEONARD


Heya, I’m Dani! I’m a designer, developer and digital artist living in Grand Rapids, MI. Right now, I’m an adjunct professor at Kendall College of Art and Design as well as a full-time freelancer. I believe great design happens where user-experience and aesthetics meet. Though I have done a little bit of everything in my career, I have mostly focused on the interactive web world. I design and build websites, digital ads and social media that encourages connecting with the audience. Design is just a story told visually.

I love dogs, live music, Astrology and traveling. On my free time, my husband and I can be found traveling the country for live shows, music festivals and art galleries. My life revolves around creative expression of all kinds. You’ll find me anywhere creative expression is happening from drag shows to art museums. I’m a friendly introvert that insists everyone in my company feels comfortable. I am the enemy of awkward silence. Oh, and I blew my hearing out by listening to rock music too loud for 28 years so speak loudly and clearly.

SUN

MOON

RISING

Recent Work
Adjunct Professor: Digital Media
Kendall College of Art and Design, 2019 (current)

Freelance Developer and Designer
Working with Gary Mavis, 2018-2019 (current)

Graphic Designer
Greatland Corporation, 2016-2018

Senior Creative Designer
Advanced Central Services/MLive Media Group, 2014-2016

Education
Bachelor of Science, Advertising
Central Michigan University, 2014

Bachelor of Arts, Graphic Design
Full Sail University, 2018

Masters of Arts, Media Design
Full Sail University, in progress

ABOUT DANI LEONARD


Heya, I’m Dani! I’m a designer, developer and digital artist living in Grand Rapids, MI. Right now, I’m an adjunct professor at Kendall College of Art and Design as well as a full-time freelancer. I believe great design happens where user-experience and aesthetics meet. Though I have done a little bit of everything in my career, I have mostly focused on the interactive web world. I design and build websites, digital ads and social media that encourages connecting with the audience. Design is just a story told visually.

I love dogs, live music, Astrology and traveling. On my free time, my husband and I can be found traveling the country for live shows, music festivals and art galleries. My life revolves around creative expression of all kinds. You’ll find me anywhere creative expression is happening from drag shows to art museums. I’m a friendly introvert that insists everyone in my company feels comfortable. I am the enemy of awkward silence. Oh, and I blew my hearing out by listening to rock music too loud for 28 years so speak loudly and clearly.

Community
Ladies, Wine & Design: Grand Rapids
Chapter Head

AIGA Education Committee
Committee Member

Code for Good
Volunteer
Recent Work
Adjunct Professor: Digital Media
Kendall College of Art and Design, 2019 (current)

Freelance Developer and Designer
Working with Gary Mavis, 2018-2019 (current)

Graphic Designer
Greatland Corporation, 2016-2018

Senior Creative Designer
Advanced Central Services/MLive Media Group, 2014-2016

Education
Bachelor of Science, Advertising
Central Michigan University, 2014

Bachelor of Arts, Graphic Design
Full Sail University, 2018

Masters of Arts, Media Design
Full Sail University, in progress

Community
Ladies, Wine & Design: Grand Rapids
Chapter Head

AIGA Education Committee
Committee Member

Code for Good
Volunteer