Meet Danielle Becker, Founder of "Lefty's Right Mind"
April 22nd, 2013
Stonehenge residents are inspiring and talented, and you don't have to look far to find a neighbor with a creative spirit. Our own Danielle Becker, artist extraordinaire, launched her graphic design company "Lefty's Right Mind" a few years ago - and we couldn't wait to ask her all about it! So, tell us about Lefty's Right Mind. I graduated from The School of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University, with a BFA in Advertising Design. Right out of school, I began a full-time job in fashion and started my freelance design company, “Lefty’s Right Mind.” I get my fashion fix from my day job, I fulfill all my other creative passions and dreams through my personal business. Lefty’s Right Mind handles everything from logos and marketing collateral, to creating custom paintings, chalkboard designs for Manhattan restaurants and promotional goods.
I was born to be an artist and being able to 'do it all' has been a dream. Creativity is part of me and I wouldn't know who I was without it.Where are you from originally and what brought you to Manhattan? I am from Great Neck, New York on Long Island. I always planned on moving to Manhattan, knowing I would be going into fashion after I graduated college. This is one of the fashion capitals of the world! Being just a cab ride away from my brother and friends in the city, and a short drive away from my parents in Long Island, really makes it feel like home. What do you love most about living in a Stonehenge building? As cliché as it may sound, every time I walk into the building it feels like home. I have formed a strong bond with the doormen and porters in my building, and I consider them like family. They truly take care of you. Stonehenge also presents a lot of great volunteering opportunities, which I definitely take advantage of. Stonehenge is not just a owner/management company. They care about the residents' quality of life and how important it is to connect and give back to others. What is your favorite hangout in Manhattan? Anywhere you can just grab a beer, watch a game and relax with friends What keeps you in Manhattan? Being near my family and friends is the most important thing to me. Manhattan provides that comfort zone, as well as challenging me as a designer and exposes me to many opportunities that might not otherwise exist. What is one thing you would change? I’m a suburbs girl and eventually that’s where I want to move back to ... I miss having a car! Well Danielle, we hope you don't leave us too soon for the 'burbs ... we like having you with us right here in NYC!