Beautifully Artful Design Studio specializes in creating streamlined and easy to manage websites with clean and artistic designs. In addition, we can help to develop your business identity across multiple platforms and mediums. Beautifully Artful is mostly Kristina Brooke Daniele but occasionally we contract work out to various people/companies. We are a close-knit, well-oiled machine so it’s just like working with one person!
Our dedication to our customers is what brings our clients back time and time again. We believe that conducting business virtually can be done with a personal and a personable touch.
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You may know me from around the web but chances are you don’t! I have been told by many that they have heard of me but don’t exactly know who I am. That’s cool; I’m not out for notoriety!
I’m not usually in the forefront of the projects on which I work. I’m kind of like Oz (without the really cool songs, costumes, enhanced voices, or dances and of course- I’m real). I began blogging in 2003 but my experience in web design, online writing, and social networking began a lot earlier with a little creative writing website hosted on the now defunct Geocities (before Yahoo purchased it and it became overly commercial and difficult to navigate).
I’m a Tekkie: I speak HTML, CSS, PHP, and other geek languages including English, Spanglish, and a little Latin thanks to homeschooling my daughter. As a HS English teacher (MST- Fordham University) I put my technology skills to good use designing and developing the newsletter and logo for Harry S Truman’s Business Program and the newsletter for their Media Program. I was also the resident tekkie and built the school’s Professional Development registration system and lead various educational workshops for parents and teachers alike. I have also worked on design projects for ESPN (though through 2-degrees of separation), and BSM Media.
I Know Cool People: I have worked with various authors such as Anastasia Clark, Nikki Giovanni, Pamela June-Kimmell, and many others while running an online creative writing magazine called Epiphany: a celebration in writing. In fact, when Anastasia Clark published her first collection of poems, “Skeletons and Other Complaints,” my review was featured on the back cover of the book (OK, so that last line was added simply because I really thought it was cool and not because this has anything to do with web design.).
I’m a Work-at-Home/Homeschooling Mom and Wife: I married in 2003, began teaching in 2004, gave birth in 2006, and left teaching in 2008; it was a busy decade! I now work from home (aka spend countless house on Facebook, following Twitter streams, and learning as much about design as I can) while homeschooling my daughter. I am a Social Media Opportunist (meaning I help businesses take advantage of social media to grow their customer base while solidifying their online presence) and a web designer (I make sites look pretty and run smoothly). I am also a Community Leader for Million Mom Challenge (no, not the crazy hate group) where I write about empowering women and girls all over the globe.
I previously blogged at Mom on the Rise where I chronicled the struggles of being a working mom. While there I was a Purex Insider and I worked to help promote the fundraising efforts of General Mills, Shoprite, March of Dimes, and DonorsChoose.org through the use of social networking sites. In September of 2010 I spoke on a panel during UN Week at Mashable’s Digital Media Lounge. Along with Chrysula Winegar and Emily McKhann, I encouraged non-profit organizations to partner with Mom Bloggers on “Do Campaigns” to help spread social awareness. I was also a March of Dimes Mom contributing a monthly column on my personal blog in an effort to provide information regarding different aspects of pregnancy.
I am the founder of We of Hue and co-founder of its predecessor Moms of Hue.
You can follow my professional Twitter account at twitter.com/kristinadaniele