About Dafne — Catherine Duffy and Frances F. Denny

A creative partnership between art director, Catherine Duffy and photographer, Frances Denny.


Dafne is a creative partnership marrying art and concept in the commercial realm.


Together, art director Catherine Duffy and photographer Frances F. Denny form Dafne, a collaboration engaging projects that require integrated visuals and identities.


Dafne’s hybrid practice realizes the potential of cohesive graphic design and photography, shepherding each project from initial idea to finished product.


We produce campaigns and launch new brands.



Marketing campaigns, lookbooks, editorial visual content

Art Direction + Photography

pre-production concept meetings, mood boards, photo shoot production logistics, outside vendor and talent coordination


Complete visual identity for emerging and established brands


(everything in the column to the left)


Identity Design System

logo, typography, color palette, look and feel




e-commerce product photos
founder portraits
social media content
blog features


business cards
print and packaging materials
email templates
digital design

Dafne Portrait

Catherine and Frances met as graduate students at RISD. Catherine’s previous work experience includes Catbird, Kate Spade, and Partners & Spade. Frances’ editorial clients include the New Yorker, Architectural Digest, ELLE, Cherry Bombe, Into the Gloss, and Art Review. Dafne is based in Brooklyn, New York.


Put Dafne to work.
Hire us or say hello — hello@dafne.work