UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI (USM)
Hannah Cantrell is a senior Graphic Design major and a Hattiesburg, MS native with a love for illustration and branding. She hopes to create the change she wants to see in the world by producing work that encourages self-expression, creativity, and authenticity to oneself. Her favorite problems to explore are creating atmospheres and identities for unorthodox concepts and brands, and she often looks to nostalgic elements from times past to create unique solutions. Hannah is also a member of the USM Honors College and will be completing a thesis concerning these very design problems within the next year. After graduation, she hopes to explore the full range of her design capabilities and broaden her experiences within the art world.
IF THERE WERE NO BARRIERS AND CONSTRAINTS, WHAT PROJECT WOULD YOU WANT TO WORK ON?
I would want to brand an alternative clothing line from the ground up, including the environmental design of the store as well as unconventional promotional materials like zines and stationary.
WHAT ARE YOU READING/LISTENING TO/WATCHING?
I’m currently watching the entirety of David Lynch’s filmography and listening to My Brother, My Brother, And Me religiously.
WHO IS SOMEONE YOU LOOK UP TO IN YOUR FIELD?
I’ve looked up to Paula Scher ever since I heard about her work in school. After watching her Abstract episode, I think she’s an absolute rockstar.