I am an innovative and conceptual designer
who thrives on creating practical, unique
and memorable solutions through print, web
and motion design.
Design and creativity is the corner stone of Brianne Hans’ career. She graduated from the Academy of Art College in San Francisco with a BFA in Graphic Design. She is an experienced and successful Design Firm Art Director, Ad Agency Senior Designer, and self employed jewelry designer.
The design field is a pressure packed, high demand business involving research, study, planning, and design. Brianne values the creative process it takes to create the valuable communication design a client needs to help make their business thrive. Her modern and simplistic approach in graphic design is reflected in her jewelry design. She states, “Keep it clean and simple.” Using this approach, Brianne has won numerous graphic design awards for her creative, unique, and clean design solutions.
Brianne’s creative talents were honed at Academy of Art College San Francisco and her design talents were polished at the fast paced San Francisco Ad Agency, Loomis Group. She moved back to Chicago and is the Art Director at her family’s business, Hans Design. Brie works creatively and professionally as an art director, designer, WordPress programmer, information architect, production artist, and account manager. You can also find her creative spirit indulged in linocut stamping, lithography printmaking, painting, book binding, wire-wrapping, casting resin, photography, or just simply drawing.
She has been a member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) in support of her graphic design path, as well as part of the Gem & Mineral Society in support of her jewelry design path. Between 2002-2013, Brie can be found at gem and mineral shows or climbing down a remote Pacific Northwest seafront cliff collecting raw specimens for her one-of-a-kind jewelry.
Graphic Design USA Website Award // 2015
01 // Kellogg Executive MBA Program Website Design // Work Coming Soon
Graphic Design USA Awards // 2015
01 // Kristina K. Brown Photography Responsive Website Design // Work Coming Soon
02 // Hans-Danno Wedding Logo // Work Coming Soon
03 // Hans-Danno Wedding Collateral // Work Coming Soon
04 // Clayton-Giger Wedding Collateral // Work Coming Soon
Graphis Merit Award // 2015
01 // Ella Engineering Corporate Logo // Work Coming Soon
Graphis Silver Award // 2015
01 // Setra North America Top Class S 417 Coach Ad // Work Coming Soon
Graphic Design USA Awards // 2014
01 // Setra North America Web Site // Work Coming Soon
02 // Setra North America Top Class S 417 Coach Ad // Work Coming Soon
Graphis Merit Award // 2014
01 // Epitome Group Corporate Logo // View Work
Graphic Design USA Awards // 2013
01 // Be@the Farm Web Site // View Work
02 // Epitome Group Corporate Logo // View Work
03 // Northwest Suburban Special Education Organization (NSSEO) Web Site // View Work
04 // nuHaus Corporate Web Site // View Work
05 // Roesch Audiology Management Corporate Branding Program // View Work
Graphic Design USA Awards // 2012
01 // Northern Suburban Special Education District (NSSED) Web Site // View Work
02 // TVP Direct Mailer // View Work
03 // CraftArtEdu Web Site // View Work
04 // Stratford Fidelity Print Collateral // View Work
1st Place Bell Award //2007
Publicity Club of New England
01 // Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Boston,
Saphire Necklace Gala Print Collateral // View Work
12.1999 – 12.2001 // Graphic Design // Southern Illinois University // Carbondale, IL
01.2001 – 12.2005 // Graphic Design // Academy of Art University // San Francisco, CA
11.2010 – Current // Hans Design // Evanston, IL // 847.272.7980
Senior Designer & Art Director: Worked both individually and collectively on print and web design projects. Took part as a conceptual designer, art director, account manager, production artist, information architect and WordPress programmer.
11.2006 – 01.2009 // Loomis Group // San Francisco, CA // 415.882.9494
Graphic Designer: Worked collectively in an open and innovative environment within the local office and remotely for global offices (Boston, Japan, France). Produced creative print and web design for a diverse clientele which spans high tech, consumer, health care and luxury markets. Helped manage accounts, attended and participated in in-person and conference meetings and presentations with clients, designed creative pitch work.
06.2006 – 09.2006 // Visual Resource // San Francisco, CA // 415.882.949
Graphic Designer & Production Artist: Contract work as a graphic and production designer. Took part as a graphic designer, conceptual artist and production designer on several major accounts and in-house marketing materials.
07.2004 – 11.2006, 02-2009 – 01.2010 // First Crush Restaurant // San Francisco, CA // 415.982.7874
Hostess, Admin, Manager, and Graphic Designer: Started as a hostess while studying at the Academy of Art, then became the designer for interior decorations, print collateral, and more. As a host, greeted and seated guests through open table within the upper and lower dining area. As an admin, helped out with side work as an administrator in the business office. As a manager, helped run the dining room floors and collectively worked with the staff to create a fun, energetic, and smooth dining experience for guests. As a designer, created gift certificate envelopes and concierge give-aways, emergency evacuation maps for entire 4-story building, full redesign of all menus and promotional items, design and installation of all holiday decorations.
08.2010 – 11.2010 // Hans Design // Buffalo Grove, IL // 847.499.7000
Freelance Designer: Conceptualized design and messaging for various clients through uniques direct
mailers, Flash presentations & storyboards, trade shows booth graphics, lobby graphics and interior design, brand identity, and more.
03.09 – 07.2009 // Loomis Group // San Francisco, CA // 415.882.9494
Freelance Designer: Conceptualized and designed email campaigns, packaging for hi-tech clients, and helped with all overflow work in the creative department.
02.2009 – 03.2009 // Aiken Direct // Chicago, IL // 888.644.7349
Freelance Designer: Designed email campaigns for Kia Motors, TalentDrive, and Springfield Auto Mart.
Senior Art Director/Designer for Citizen Chicago: Designed the logo and website design for a new company.
2015 // Graphis Merit: Corporate Logo
2015 // Graphic Design USA Web & Design Awards: Print Collateral, Logos, Responsive Web Design
2014 // Graphis Silver Advertising Award: Corporate Ad
2014 // Graphic Design USA Awards: Corporate Web Site, Corporate Logo
2014 // Graphis Merit: Corporate Logo
2013 // Graphic Design USA Awards: Corporate Branding Program, Web Site, Corporate Logo
2012 // Graphic Design USA Awards: Website, Direct Mailer, Corporate Print Collateral
2011 // Graphic Design USA Awards: Website, Branding Program, Accordian Brochure
2007 // 1st Place Bell Award, The Publicity Club of New England: ICA Creative Print Work
2001-2005 // Academy of Art Spring Show: Work displayed in Spring shows
2004 // Academy of Art Winter Show: Work displayed in Winter show
Adobe Creative Suite CS5. Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Excel. Print, Web, and User Interface
Design. Information Architecture. WordPress Programming. Production. Account Management.
Working for an integrated ad agency and studio design firm gave me the opportunity to work with a wide range of clientele. I have had the chance to work both individually and collectively to create conceptual design and messaging through Print and Web Design for each listed client.