Hi. I'm Jennings Hanna. I design experiences, interactions, strategies, and content. Easily put — I'm a professional pencil grinder, interviewer, creative ponderer, innovator, and a storyteller.

I've done creative work with clients of all sizes, ranging from the 70,000 employee behemoth New York Public Transit to a small family run business that makes up the entire staff of LibertyFlags.com. I've also had the fortune of being involved in the launch of multiple start-ups including electronifie, a bonds trading platform and Quinciple, a bike delivery CSA in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

I also work freelance. Those clients include:

I don't have much spare time but when I do I like to learn through practice. Personal and school projects include:

My design philosophy is that user experience and interaction design are where humans and machines intersect. In a world of rapid change, designers are the change agents. Creating prototypes and acting as the intermediary between a world of rigidly smarter and complexly engineered technologies and empathetic human touch with a focus on utility and application. The practice and principles of interaction design engender that the users needs are of upmost importance. I strive to create and design systems and concepts agile enough to pivot and survive in this whimsical and modern marketplace.

A little background: I began my interest in creating media as a teenager making films, one of which is featured on the North Carolina School of the Arts website. In 2005 I graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA in Art and Technology. For the next six years I helped transform a twenty year legacy print design firm into a primarily online shop. As a last act of my restless twenties, I took off to New York to study for my masters degree at the School of Visual Arts Interaction Design department. I completed my masters in May of 2014.

I am currently interested in work involving interaction and user experience design. I also specialize in front-end development and graphic design. Thanks for visiting my portfolio. If you are interested in working with me please email me at JenningsHanna at gmail dot com or tweet me @jenningshanna. You may also want to browse my extended portfolio here.

Thanks for visiting. Have a wonderful and gratifying day!