Hi. I'm Jennings Hanna. I design experiences, interactions, and strategies — I'm a professional pencil grinder, interviewer, creative ponderer, innovator, and storyteller. Most of all I enjoy sharing creative processes with others through facilitating workshops around content strategy, service design, and interaction design.

I am currently a Code for America fellow working with the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico on issues surrounding economic development and social mobility. You can read more about our teams work here.

Through my short career 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 had the opportunity to work freelance with some incredible companies and non-profits:

I've also had many personal and school projects:

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!