Creating and Teaching

At heart, Danyelle is an artist. She is on her feet all day, whether in her personal studio, or in the classroom teaching art to 286 students. She relies on ECCO Soft 7 shoes to keep her energized and responsive to everything life throws her way.

If it sounds like Danyelle has a full schedule, that’s absolutely true. “A typical day in my profession consists of 15 tabs on my laptop being open, resin and paint in my hair, and on my clothing; constantly thinking of new ideas and designs” she says.

Danyelle and one of her elementary students, Leo, working on his most recent art project.

Elements by DW launched in 2018, as Danyelle saw a chance to merge her work as a Mixed Media Artist into creative designs for consumers’ homes. Her creations often capture elements of the natural world and splash their color into each corner of our everyday lives. A side table can be made of wild flowers encased in clear resin, preserving their color forever in time.

Photo Credit: @elementsbydw

A clutch purse might be made of a neon panes, glowing like it’s lit from within. One piece in her collection is named the “Kaleidoscope Circle Rug” which gives the appearance of multiple colorful circles intersecting and overlapping to form even more colors - living up to the kaleidoscopic name. Her clothing line, made from electric colorful dyes, is popular enough to be nearly sold out.

Photo Credit: @elementsbydw

A balance of mind and body allows her to connect with others, express and create her own visions and fuel her passion. It’s this spirit of engaging others, while grounded in care and comfort that connects her with ECCO and inspires her choice of shoes. “In order for you to give your all, be open to learning, and create quality work you need to have spiritual and physical peace. When one is lacking there is an absence or a shift in the scale of quality over quantity” she says.

“Having a pair of comfortable shoes and an outfit that defines who I am and how I feel is imperative to my success! Shoes and clothing are a fun and funky way of expressing myself… having the architectural and creative freedom to embody style and emotion. When I feel and look good it allows my mind to focus on creating and executing a design.” A key part of maintaining her comfort is ECCO’s comfort innovation.

Her work is fueled and supported by comfort and innovation, which starts from her feet in Soft 7s, and reverberates into her relationship with the community. The passion and care she puts into her art, designs and teaching bring eruptions of color and creativity into lives of people around her. She looks at her relationship to her heritage and how she can extend those values into the future. “One principle fuels another. Heritage is where values or skills stem from. It’s where you learn how to care for and sustain something. With practice, progress is made and excellence in the end product or lesson learned is revealed.”

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