Last Updated: December 12, 2022

Well, hello there!

I'm Jennings Hanna. I am an interaction designer and content strategist. I have over 6 years of experience designing websites and digital experiences for large video game titles and creative products the likes of Star Wars and Adobe Photoshop.

I love creating editorial strategies, aligning product and business goals, and designing UX/UI experiences by bringing out the unique and abstract creativity in the people I work with. I am a helper at my core! I help customers and users alike understand and concept new products, build communities around tools and services, and then maintain equilibrium in hope of growth. Or sustainability. (*Growth is overrated in my opinion.)

As a leader, I assist other leaders and their product teams to define not only business needs, but why content engagement and community building can offer a broader set of unknown but indirectly desired outcomes. Outcomes of community and conversation, outcomes that no business can live without in the rapid pace of our modern lexicon we call the internet.

As a designer, I'm good at synthesizing big, bold, and fun visions into actionable strategy. I don't mind the hard parts of driving alignment in noisy, crowded rooms. Some have said I am a magician of the whiteboard and the brainstorm. I like to believe that my thourough practice has sharpened my skillset.

Really I am just a designer with a cardinal rule: To be in service of a good experience by designing 'with' users, not just simply 'for' them.

This is my resume.


Education

2014

Master's Degree

Interaction Design

School of Visual Arts, Manhattan NYC

2005

Bachelor's Degree

Digital Art & Media

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2003

Studied Filmmaking

Directing

North Carolina School of the Arts, School of Filmmaking

Work Experience

Sr. Content Strategist

Adobe, Experience and Engagement

2019 - Today

At Adobe I design and strategize our engagement experiences. These are interactions that drive attachment and retention in our products growth specifically through two lenses; helping and teaching. I am especially proud of the award winning YouTube support channel we created: Adobe Care. This channel has helped millions of users do things like remove backgrounds, rotoscope, and change or cancel subscription plans. The channel get's over 3 millions views a year and 2 - 3 videos a week are created to support it.

Editor-In-Chief, Editorial Strategist

Electronic Arts, Global Marketing

2016 - 2019

At EA I managed parts of our marketing and development practices in collaboration with studios. I also acted as a liaison between our newsroom, community engagement teams, and the technical teams to deliver the campaigns for our games launches and on-going live series. Lastly, I was in charge of spearheading partnerships with Google, Twitch, and outside vendors and creative agencies.

Interaction Designer

Freelance

2016

I helped deliver product and interaction design solutions for several different startups and clients in 2016. This includes a product for Prudential Life Insurance where loved ones shared stories of lost loved ones, a digital scoreboard technology for high school gyms, an advertising creation and reporting tool used by the NYTs and Atlantic Magazine (later acquired by Snapchat), and lastly helping to design a urban planning cartography product with Calthorpe Analytics (a Berkeley urban planning firm) called Urban Footprint.

Fellow, Product Design

Code for America

2014 - 2015

Our team of three built a financial wellness tool as open source software in less than a year! Organizations interested in learning more about the financial wellness of those they enlist use it freely. We fully deployed the products as a survey and results presented in an aggregate form of visualized data. The outcome is to assist businesses and organizations in knowing what benefits they should offer to help people be financially grounded. It's been incorporated by the Albuquerque City Government and other not-for-profits in New Mexico.

Senior Features Designer

NFL Media, Newsroom

2014

At the NFL I helped build editorial and digital projects for a season. Projects I contributed to include a digital feature called Journeys (Telly Award 2015), NFL UP (Won a Clio and multiple Telly awards, a Webby, and was honored by a Sports Emmy nominations in 2015), a Super Bowl bracket interactive that is still on rotation, and a partnership with Google and YouTube on the NFL digital video strategy.

UX Design Intern

New York City Subways, Office of the President

2012 - 2014

I was a UX designer on a team tasked with overhauling the entire enterprise asset management for trains, bridges, and buses. The MTA in NYC is an agency of over one-hundred thousand employees and vendors. 11 unions. In my role I was mostly building relationships with stakeholders and sharing their interest across a slew of RFPs we created for bidding. I did so by use of surveys, interviews, brainstorms, workshops, and detailed documenting of organization journeys. We also were informed by a lot of quantitative and qualitative data analysis and synthesis.

Designer

T.Moss Design

2006 - 2012

As one half of a two person design firm I strategized, designed, and coded websites. Planned out, print designed, and press checked huge catalogs. We made anything and everything our clients requested. From product videos to bus wraps. Eager and driven to design for a living, I came to understand the way to be successful was to gain clients longstanding trust. Success came fast— we went from a garage to a nice office downtown in just a few years. I am most proud of our work with Liberty Flags. We created multiple e-commerce websites, yearly catalogs, SEO strategy and keyword campaigns (both organic and paid), product demonstration videos, and podcast. And in doing so Liberty Flags is now one of the largest flag vendors in the world.

Awards and Acknowledgements, Professional Development, and Professional Organizations

    Awards and Acknowledgements
  • Telly Award for How-to Channel, Adobe Care YouTube, 2021
  • Telly Award for Education and Discovery Live-stream, Adobe Care YouTube, 2021
  • Joined judging panel by invitation, Telly Awards, 2021
  • Telly Award for Craft Use of Stock Video, Adobe Care YouTube, 2020
  • Featured illustration, Quarenzine, 2020
  • Telly Award for Online Video, NFL Journeys, Los Angeles, 2016
  • Clio Award, NFL Up!, Los Angeles, 2016
  • Webby Award Honoree, NFL Up!, Los Angeles, 2016
  • Telly Award for How-To Video, NFL Up!, Los Angeles, 2016
  • Emmy Nomination, NFL Up!, Los Angeles, 2016
  • Code for America Fellowship, San Francisco, 2015
  • Featured illustration, Communication Arts Magazine Annual Illustration Issue, 2008
  • The School of the Art Institute Leadership Council, Chicago, 2005
  • Best of the Best Award, ifvChicago.com Film Festival, Chicago, 2004
  • Semans Art Grant Recipient for Writing, North Carolina, 2003
  • MayFest Young Artist Award, Oklahoma, 2001
  • Tulsa‘s Best Young Filmmaker Award, The Living Arts Council of Oklahoma, 2000
  • Best Picture Winner, Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute, Oklahoma, 2000
    Professional Development
  • CONFAB Content Strategy Conference, Minneapolis, 2022
  • CONFAB Content Strategy Conference, Remote, 2020
  • An Event Apart Design Conference, SF, 2019
  • An Event Apart Design Conference, Chicago, 2018
  • CONFAB Content Strategy Conference, Minneapolis, 2018
  • TwitchCon and TwitchCon Developer Day, 2017 & 2018
  • The Feast Conference, New York City, 2013 & 2014
  • Google Design Jam, New York City, 2013
  • An Event Apart Design Conference, Minneapolis, 2012
  • Voices that Matter Web Design Conference, San Francisco, 2011
    Professional Organizations
  • AIGA, Bay Area Chapter
  • Code for America
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

References (please reach out for references contact info)

Carmen Dukes

Head of Podcasting, Studio, Spotify

Colleague

Rob Bauman

Director of Partnerships, Global Marketing, Electronic Arts

Colleague

Andrew Sandler

Head of Innovation, Experience and Engagement, Adobe

Colleague

Contact Information

Email

JenningsHanna [@] gmail.com

Phone

US 1 (918) 576 3165

Address

153 N 17th St, San Jose, CA 95112

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