Elizabeth Danna - Modern Artist 

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About

Hi, I'm Elizabeth, most people call me Ella,

 

I am a digital illustrator, graphic designer, filmmaker and photographer based in Manhattan, New York; passionate about visual storytelling through traditional art and animation.

 

Creativity and expression have always been a huge part of my life. My Honors Film, Television and Media and Italian Language dual BA degree is where I began to play with different mediums and genres. It is where I realized the extensive range of human emotion, interaction, and conflict resolution, and combined this knowledge into my art practice 

 

During my studies, I interned at NBCUniversal as a Photographer for Bravo TV, filling many roles from graphic designer and illustrator to social media photographer. At the same time, I exhibited one of my senior thesis films, featuring the city of Rome, Italy in a three-part documentary film series. This film was awarded “Best Sound Design” at Cinefest Film Festival 2019.

 

In the final year of my degree, I founded a Media Agency, Ella Creative LLC., specializing in visual content and marketing direction for clients in fields such as, editorial, design, illustration, photo, video, website, logo, and Social Media Management. This endeavor caught attention from Newsweek.

 

As a versatile designer regarding style and media, I independently produce a wide collection of creative assets featured here on my website and on my Instagram.

 

I cherish all of my life experiences and imbue my designs with genuine originality.

Thanks for stopping by!

Education 

Fairfield University: Bachelor of Arts

Film, Television and Media and Italian Language

Skills

Softwares

Concept Art

Traditional and Digital Illustration / Painting

Graphic Design

Photo / Video

Film Production and Editing

Social Media

Adobe CC (Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere Pro)

Autodesk Maya

Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, Powerpoint).

Google Suite

Mac Proficient

Hootsuite / Social Platforms

Awards / Accomplishments

Guest Lecturer

Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village, Rwanda, Africa

  • Volunteer instructor of a Film and Photograph class for high school students.

Director, 

Cinematographer,& Editor

 “Il Suono Della Citta”, Experimental Short Film

  • Received “Best Sound Design” Award at Fairfield University's Cinefest Film Festival 2019

Producer

Shower, Short Film directed by Sean Switzer

  • Received “Audience Choice” Award at Fairfield University's Cinefest Film Festival 2017

Director & Editor

Tante, Short Film Documentary

  • Received “Best Documentary” Award at Fairfield University's Cinefest Film Festival 2017

Filmmaker

Santa Barbara International Film Festival

  • Student Filmmaker Program, Santa Barbara, CA, February 2016