Multi-disciplinary, indoors and out.

Hello! I am Seattle-based strategist, designer, facilitator, and researcher with a bias toward community-building and envisioning the future. I believe there are powerful ideas that can be unlocked at the intersection of human-centered design and systems thinking.

 

As an engineer-turned-designer, prototyping and testing are core to my work. I embrace complexity and seek stability and integrity.

 

I earned my master's degree from the Products of Design MFA program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and have a bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University.

Let's connect! Email me at

hannah@designingupward.org

Check out my eclectic set of experiences in my CV.

Read my thesis book.

Connect with me on LinkedIn.

I also guide outdoor programs for REI as part of the Puget Sound Local Experiences team. Previously, I worked as a guide, facilitator, and outfitter for Cornell Outdoor Education, as well as a staff member at Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies.

My program areas have included: backpacking, hiking, camping, nature walks, birding, kayaking, canoeing, standup paddle-boarding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snow travel, climbing, ziplining, rappelling, high-ropes challenge course, low-ropes challenge course (and portable elements), tree climbing, map and compass navigation, and wilderness survival.

I am a current Wilderness First Responder through NOLS (2021).

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Final thesis presentation
Final thesis presentation

MFA Products of Design Chair Allan Chochinov facilitating a Q&A with me after my thesis final presentation. Credit: Adam Tullo

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