Hannah is a multidisciplinary designer, researcher, and writer focusing on the sociocultural impacts of designed objects, systems, and technologies. Prior to studying at the RCA, Hannah worked as an experience designer and design researcher, primarily in start-ups. She has published work on design trends and the use of social media to understand design history and was awarded a distinction for her dissertation on the ways digital communication platforms function as online cities to influence cultural norms. Hannah is originally from San Diego, California. She holds a BFA in Industrial Design.
Design for Good Challenge (2023)
Experience Designer at Tiled (2018 - 2022)
Industrial Design Show // Adobe Salt Lake City (2018)
Pose: Portraiture in the Digital Age // Gallery 303 (2017)
Executive Director’s Award: New Horizons Student Art // Shemer Art Center (2014)
Exploring Sustainable Futures // Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (2014)
Writing + Publications
RCA Dissertation 'The Outernet: how digital design shapes physical culture' awarded Distinction.
"Identifying Product Design Trends at Dutch Design Week" Proceedings of the Academy for Design Innovation Management Conference (ADIM), London, June 2019.
"Sketched: Students Identify Trends at Dutch Design Week" Visual Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE), University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. September 2019.
"Using Instagram to Increase Student Engagement with Design History" Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE), Dyson School of Engineering, Imperial College, London. 6th - 7th September 2018