Jennings Hanna is a interaction designer and content strategist in the entertainment industry.

Education

2014

Interaction Design

Master's Degree

School of Visual Arts, New York City

2005

Digital Media

Bachelor's Degree

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2003

Film Directing

School of Filmmaking

North Carolina School of the Arts

Work Experience

Editor-In-Chief, Editorial Strategist

Electronic Arts

Today

My role helps our marketing and development studios to create more content with more interaction. I act as a liaison between the newsroom, community engagement teams, and the technical teams that deliver the games. My achievements include support in launching and live services of multiple AAA titles, designing large scale efficiencies across EA websites and editorial, and spearheading partnerships with Google, Twitch, and creative agencies.

Interaction Designer

Freelance

2016

For several different startups and clients I was contracted to help with interaction design projects. Including a product for Prudential Life Insurance for loved ones to share stories, a digital scoreboard technology for high school gyms, a advertising creation and reporting tool used by the NYTs (later acquired by Snapchat), and a urban planning cartography product with Calthorpe Analytics, a premiere urban planning firm.

Fellow

Code for America

2015

Our team of three built a financial wellness tool as open source software. Organizations interested in learning more about the financial wellness of those they enlist can use it freely. It is deployed as a survey and the results are presented in a aggregate form of visualized data. The product assist businesses and organizations in knowing what benefits they should offer to help people be financially grounded.

Senior Features Designer

NFL Media

2014

At the NFL I helped build editorial and digital projects for one season. Projects I contributed to include a digital feature called Journeys (Telly Award 2015), NFL UP (Webby and Emmy nominations 2015), a Super Bowl bracket interactive that is still in rotation on both SuperBowl.com and NFL.com, and a partnership with Google and YouTube on the NFL digital video strategy.

UX Design Co-op

New York City Subways

2012

As part of the team tasked with overhauling the entire enterprise asset allocation for a agency of over one-hundred thousand employees I applied user experience guidance. My role was mostly building relationships with stakeholders in hopes of them sharing their desires across a slew of RFPs being sent to outside vendors. We did so by use of surveys, interviews, brainstorms, workshops, and detailed documenting and synthesis.

Designer

T.Moss Design

2006

As one half of a two person design firm I strategized, designed, and coded websites. Planned out, print designed, and press checked huge catalogs. And made countless other things when clients requested them. Eager to design for a living, I came to understand the way to be successful was to gain clients relationships and trust. Success came fast— we went from a garage to a nice office downtown in just a few years.

Awards and Professional Development

    Awards and Acknowledgements
  • Telly Award for Online Video, NFL Journeys, Los Angeles, 2016
  • Webby Award Honoree, NFL Up!, Los Angeles, 2016
  • Emmy Nomination, NFL Up!, Los Angeles, 2016
  • Code for America Fellowship, San Francisco, 2015
  • Logo Design Featured in 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
  • 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
  • An Event Apart Design Conference, Chicago, 2018
  • CONFAB Contest Strategy Conference, Minneapolis, 2018
  • TwitchCon and TwitchCon Developer Day, 2017 & 2018
  • The Feast on Good 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
  • Semans Art Grant for Screenwriting, North Carolina, 2003

References (please reach out for references contact info)

Carmen Dukes

Director of Partner Strategy and Creative at Blizzard Entertainment

Colleague

Rob Bauman

Director of Partnerships at Electronic Arts

Colleague

Alex Wright

Director of Research at Etsy

Master's Thesis Advisor

Contact Information

Email

JenningsHanna [@] gmail.com

Phone

US 1 (918) 576 3165

Address

616 Sunset Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90291