Born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts, I spent the first 22 years of my life living in my hometown. I graduated with honors from Harvard University (class of 2001), earning a B.A. in psychology (focused in cognitive development). During my four years at Harvard, I developed an interest in web and graphic design, and began my own freelance design business. Screenshots of my work can be viewed on the web and graphic design section of this site.
My other artistic love has always been photography. I began doing predominantly landscape and architectural photography when I was in high school, and currently focus mostly upon sports photography. One of my most popular websites was AmateurWrestlingPhotos.com, which displayed wrestling photos taken by myself and two other photographers at various major national and international wrestling tournaments. I also started a website called ChicagoMMA.net during the 3 years I lived in Chicago, which I used to displayed my pictures from Mixed Martial Arts events around Chicagoland.
DanielleHobeika.com contains photo galleries displaying samples of my work in artistic, event, and sports photography.
Aside from my creative endeavors, I focus on athletics. I competed for 11 years on the women's freestyle wrestling national scene. After the 2008 US Nationals, I decided to end my amateur wrestling career and have since begun training and competing in submission grappling/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, MMA, and Muay Thai.
In my spare time, I am an avid sports fan. Aside from my obvious interest in combat sports, I try and watch most NBA and NFL games, especially when my hometown Celtics or Patriots are playing. I am a contributor to CelticsLife.com, an award-winning Boston Celtics blog where I post anything from breaking news to original comedic photoshops and video mixes.
While I love my Boston teams, I have been quite a nomad for over a decade, and have lived in 7 different states across the USA. You can currently find me in Newport Beach, CA, where I am appreciating the warm weather after many cold Northeast and Chicago winters.
Please feel free to email me any comments or suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are looking to hire a graphic designer, webmaster, or photographer, please email me the details of the project or call me at 609.933.5515 and I would be happy to speak with you.