Danielle Smith

Danielle Smith

Digital Communications Associate[email protected]

Dani Smith grew up in central California and attended undergrad at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. After graduation she traveled to China and Australia where she completed two artistic residency programs then journeyed to the east coast to pursue a Master of Fine Arts degree at the George Washington University in which she combined traditional and contemporary painting techniques with sociological research and theory.

Since graduation, Dani completed a post-grad residency at the historic Torpedo Factory in Old Town, Alexandria and has been an active participant in the DMV arts community as both a visual/performance artist and mentor. In addition to her painting career Dani is also a published author. Before joining the Verto team, she was the Creative Manager for United Way of the National Capital Area and a freelance graphic designer at the Creative Circle in downtown Washington, DC.