Danielle Kunitz joins Opinions at The Washington Post as senior designer

The Washington Post Building at 1301 K St. NW in Washington DC, May 24, 2016. (John McDonnell / The Washington Post)
The Washington Post Building at 1301 K St. NW in Washington DC, May 24, 2016. (John McDonnell / The Washington Post)

Announcement from Opinions Design Director Chris Rukan, Senior Producer Kate Woodsome and Manager of Editorial Talent and Logistics Nana Efua Mumford:

We're thrilled to announce that Danielle Kunitz has formally joined the Opinions department as a senior designer.

In this newly created role, Danielle adds art direction and social media design to her portfolio of award-winning video motion graphics work. She already has made strong contributions in these areas, and her promotion recognizes how her sharp visual eye and unique approach to stories have helped attract new audiences across platforms.

The many, many, many outstanding illustrations Danielle created for the groundbreaking editorial series Reimagine Safety — an Online News Association finalist — helped push the project to another level. She has recruited independent artists and commissioned illustrations to elevate op-eds on topics ranging from bikinis and body image to book bans to the demands we place on teachers. Her work with the social media team has helped drive audience engagement, particularly on Instagram, where recent posts featuring photographer Nick Ut and his 'Napalm Girl', six solutions on gun control and feminism in the rural west, have all drawn wide attention.

Danielle first joined The Post as a News video graphics editor in 2016. Embedded with the Opinions Video team for much of that time, she demonstrated consistent nimbleness, creating visual treatments ranging from somber to playful. Her work has been recognized by the National Association of Black Journalists, the Webby Awards and the White House News Photographers’ Association, which honored her coverage of the U.S. Capitol attack, political tribalism and flawed ballot design. More recently, Danielle created an elegant visual style for the short documentary film "Bring Them Home," which premiered at the Big Sky Film Festival in February.

Danielle is a native Washingtonian and a Post reader since childhood. She has a degree in visual media from American University and studied illustration at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Before joining The Post, she created visual content for the Newseum, where she designed and art directed multi-screen experiences, touchscreen interactives, award-winning documentary films and exhibits. When she’s not enjoying her family, you’ll find her reading, drawing or re-organizing a closet.


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