Hannah Williams :)

ideas. design. open data. social change.

About me

I've got just over 13 years of experience in the design, advertising and communications industry working in both print and web mediums. I try and involve myself as much as I can with work that can make a social difference.

My strengh lies in the creative thinking and strategy around design, branding and communications in general. Got a brief that's been rejected one time too many and need a fresh approach? Need to find new ways to tackle a problem? Just want a hand from someone with experience in planning and running your marketing and branding cost effectively?

I'm also good at breaking down complicated ideas into simple, understandable language and visuals, so I often help business or communities put together compelling professional presentations and pitches as well as communications strategies and copy.

Things I've done recently

Open Data Fellow | CURRENT
I've been awarded a fellowship from the School of Data, so I'll be spending some of my time working with Code for South Africa advocating for open data and providing training and support to civil society organisations in using data to help achieve their goals. Drop me a mail if you or your organisation would like to get involved :)

Design Mentor, Live Magazine | Jan - April 2014
I mentored young designers from a variety of backgrounds, conceptualising, designing and producing the elections issue of Live Magazine. A Livity Africa project, the magazine aims to give youth work experience and assist them in preparing for and finding permanent employment.

Lume, light grafitti | April 2012 - April 2014
Live, interactive light painting performance - see more here.

Blackhat & Nimbus | Oct 2010 - June 2014
A collaboration with Mark Henning. Apart from commercial design work, projects included: a commission to create 6 artworks on MyCiti bus stations in Cape Town, South Africa; a commission to collaboratively design a public artwork in Ghent, Belgium; part of the winning Design Indaba Your Street Challenge team (the project was also awarded a BASA Award); Helping the Princess Vlei community in Grassy Park successfully oppose the construction of a mall.

Hannah Williams