Danielle Kroll is a Brooklyn based artist and designer. She graduated from Tyler School of Art and started her career in Anthropologie’s Art Department. After several years of gaining freelance clients, Danielle left her job to pursue a career in illustration. Danielle has been painting since the 5th grade and is always experimenting with new techniques and mediums. Her current work includes illustrations, ceramics, paintings and textiles. Her work may be recognized by its unique color palettes, simple subject matter and its stylistic nod to the past.
What is your source(s) of inspiration, what moves you?
I’m inspired by everyday life, my childhood, the golden hour sunlight, national parks, flea markets, traveling and long walks.
Your favorite museum, your favorite drink
Dia Beacon & Moscow Mule.
Do you work at night or during the day?
Both! During the day I will answer emails, do administrative work and run errands. By 3pm I’m ready to start the creative side of things.
The artist you crave for (at the moment)
What is the most amazing present you ever received?
When I was little my grandpa built me a dollhouse that was as tall as me. I still have it! Though now I’m much bigger.
If I say « paper » what is first coming to your mind?
Mention a quote you feel is creatively inspiring
“You need to let the little things that would ordinarily bore you suddenly thrill you” – Andy Warhol.
If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?
I’ve always known that I wanted to be an artist so realistically it’s hard to say. But in my daydreams I’m a Woodland Elf.
Topics and causes that matter to you?
I’m a huge admirer of nature so I do my best to care for the planet by eating sustainably and wasting as little as I can.