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Today we’d like to introduce you to Danielle Wood.

Danielle, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I went to art school in Maryland, where I am from, for Fiber. So I learned things like textile and costume design, dying techniques, sewing, and knitting. While in art school, I met photographers who asked to take my picture, and that introduced me to this whole world of fashion and commercials. After graduating, I moved to the Bay Area and got a job hand dying yarn. I was also doing freelance modeling and acting. After about two years of living in California, I got a part-time job at a company called Redbubble as a Marketing Assistant. Most of my job entailed art curation for blogs and PR. I would go on to work at Redbubble for five years working my way up to Creative Producer, producing photo and video assets, as well as email and marketing campaigns. The company was so much fun to work for and made a lot of life long friends there. Our creative entailed lots of bright colors and creative character-based stories. My schedule was relatively flexible, so I was able to continue to freelance as a model and actor. Then, I began to transition to wardrobe styling and production design as I became more and more interested in applying what I was passionate about to my work. At the same time, I was also running an Etsy store, where I would sell vintage-inspired lingerie that I made. To say I was busy was an understatement! In August of 2018, I quit my job at Redbubble and took some time to travel with my husband and reevaluate what I wanted to be doing with my career. In January of 2019, we moved to Los Angeles, and I have been focusing on freelance wardrobe styling and production design. I love working with a team to bring a creative vision to life.

We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
First and foremost, I love storytelling through visuals. Any way I am able to communicate that effectively is inspiring to me. Whether that is through a costume, a character is wearing that expresses how they are internally feeling. Or a set design that perfectly sets the mood for a place that represents where a character is at both physically and mentally. I love working with color and really stylized sets that allow me to play around with shapes and design. I enjoy taking self-portraits in clothing I make with film cameras as a quick, creative outlet when I don’t have a team to work with.

Do current events, local or global, affect your work and what you are focused on?
The role of an artist is so many things. Something that I don’t think has changed and is one of the most beautiful things that artists are able to go through their work is to get people to empathize. I think that when people start to get to a point where they can step outside of their own story and see where other people are coming from some real magic happens. Local, national, or international events affect what I consider when making art and the people I am making it for. What is happening in the world effects the themes and stories I am thinking about. Projects that are direct reactions to world events is usually the type of work that I will volunteer my time for. One thing that I’m especially passionate about is sustainability. One production company I work with often, Lincoln Street Studios, is always considering the waste that is created on productions and I have carried that on to projects I work on. A simple thing that they do that I appreciate is in their call sheets ask that crew and talent bring their own water bottle. They always have a few extra in case people forget. It is insane how many full plastic water bottles you see left around set at the end of the day on most jobs.

Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
My work can be seen on my website, at my Etsy store, or my Instagram. People can support my work by hiring me or treating yourself to some new lingerie!

http://www.dwdaniellewood.com

https://www.etsy.com/shop/DWDanielleWood

https://www.instagram.com/dwdaniellewood/

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Image Credit:
Personal Photo- Joshua Libercci

I just included a description so you could see what credit goes with what image.

1) Glasses w/ two people
Photographer- Meiko Arquillos
Wardrobe- Danielle Wood
Set Design- James Whitney
Art Direction- Sharmini Subramaniam

2) Italian Dinner:
Photographer- Meiko Arquillos
Stylist- Danielle Wood

3) Kids bedroom
Photographer- Cera Hensley
Stylist- Danielle Wood
Art Direction- Sharmini Subramaniam

4) Yellow flatlay
Photographer- Cera Hensley
Stylist- Danielle Wood
Art Direction- Sharmini Subramaniam

5) 1981 Bank
Lincoln Street Productions
DP- Peter Lindsey
Production Designer- Danielle Wood
Wardrobe and prop Assistant- Alyssa Kompelien

6) Girl on Chair
The Fetch
A Lincoln Street Production
Directed by Cheryl Isaacson
DP- Peter Lindsey

7) Enchiladas
Photographer- Cera Hensley
Props- Danielle Wood
Food Stylist- Amanda Anselmino
Art Direction- Sharmini Subramaniam

8) Office
Lincoln Street Productions
Photographer- Jeremy Castillo
Production Design- Danielle Wood
Wardrobe- Alyssa Kompelien

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