Elizabeth Danna - Modern Artist
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!
Fairfield University: Bachelor of Arts
Film, Television and Media and Italian Language
Traditional and Digital Illustration / Painting
Photo / Video
Film Production and Editing
Adobe CC (Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere Pro)
Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, Powerpoint).
Hootsuite / Social Platforms
Awards / Accomplishments
Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village, Rwanda, Africa
Volunteer instructor of a Film and Photograph class for high school students.
“Il Suono Della Citta”, Experimental Short Film
Received “Best Sound Design” Award at Fairfield University's Cinefest Film Festival 2019
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
Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Student Filmmaker Program, Santa Barbara, CA, February 2016