Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future.
Robert L. Peters
A community leader, entrepreneur and young woman of faith, Danielle Burruss’s ambition, drive and passion is one that has allowed her to develop as a trailblazer within and for her community. These are the same attributes that have allowed Danielle to become a successful entrepreneur and brand strategist. Currently, Danielle is principal owner of evrythngBranding - a graphic design and branding business, part-owner of The Mahogany Events Venue, and the Founder & Lead Vessel of a peer-to-peer Christian-based empowerment group and mentorship initiative, G&G Empowerment Group.
A graduate of Buffalo State College with a degree in public relations and advertising, Danielle’s prior professional experience also includes positions as communications coordinator at Neighborhood Health Center of WNY and Buffalo Center for Arts & Technology (BCAT). Danielle currently works for Buffalo Public Schools where she serves as a Printing Teacher at her alma mater, McKinley High School.
Danielle’s passion for community service and philanthropy is also evident through her involvement with Say Yes Buffalo where she served as president for the Ambassador Program in 2018. In recognition of her dedication to the Say Yes Buffalo program and her community, Danielle was awarded the first [BN]spired Athena Award from The Buffalo News and is also the recipient of the 2020 Purposeful Women of Faith, “Exceptional Young Christian Woman” award from First Shiloh Baptist Church. Additionally, in 2020, Danielle was one of 24 nonprofit professionals selected to participate in the second cohort of the John R. Oishei Foundation’s Fellowship for Leaders of Color.
Most recently, Danielle was selected as one of Buffalo Business First's and Changemakers 2021"30 under 30" honorees.
Q & A with theOwner
what's your favorite thing about design?
I love to see the evolution of a project. Seeing a simple idea transform into an elaborate design literally gives me chills! Also, I LOVE building relationships with my clients! Design is very personal to me so creating a nice product is just as important to me as building relationships with my clients.
name one thing about you people may not know.
I don't watch tv, but I listen to music from the time I wake up to the time I go to sleep. While I'm working, I have to be listening to music! Some of my favorite artists include Anita Baker, India Arie, The Commodores, The Gap Band, Meshell Ndegeocello, Kanye West, Mali Music, Travis Greene, Anthony Brown & group therapy and several others. Music is literally my life!
what quote/scripture do you live by?
Growing up, my parents would always tell me "To whom much is given, much is required," (Luke 12:48). I've been extremely blessed throughout my life and because of God's faithfulness to me, my life's mission is to use my blessings to bless others!
what would you do with $1 million right now?
After paying my tithes, I would save /invest a portion of the money. Then, I'd pay all my family's debt, donate to my ministry, G&G Empowerment Group and leave envelopes of money around my community.