KANSAS CITY ART INSTITUTE (KCAI)
Hannah-Rae is currently a senior in Graphic Design. Before moving to Kansas City, she spent most of her life out of a suitcase, between Seattle WA, Cape Town, South Africa and San Diego CA. Those years gave her a unique perspective and way of thinking about the world that adds layers and depth to her design process. HannahRae is curious and deeply passionate about the human experience, and the power design has to empower individuals. Her practice focuses on branding, web design and UX/UI and is foundational in typography, design thinking and idea generation, with a questionbased approach. Hannah-Rae is bottom line obsessed with design and realizes the power she holds to push the boundaries of creative communication in a world where smart design can engage audiences, catapult ideas, and transform the communities we live in. She’s fired up to add to the push.
WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL INSPIRED?
The most inspiring thing to me is quite possibly also the cheesiest. It’s people. It’s the everyday hard workers, the curious, the driven — the people who go after what they want in life. It’s seeing the power design has to truly empower people. Whether that’s through a message that touches someone and sparks a new idea or action, or whether it’s helping make people’s dreams come true. Individuals’ stories, goals, passions, talents, and confidences inspire me.
IF THERE WERE NO BARRIERS AND CONSTRAINTS, WHAT PROJECT WOULD YOU WANT TO WORK ON?
I’d probably offer every small business owner in the U.S. that needed it or wanted it, a full rebrand. Small businesses are the heartbeat of this country and are made up of people who’ve taken a risk and put their heart and soul into an idea.
WHAT ARE YOU READING/LISTENING TO/WATCHING?
So much. Currently watching Yellowstone and re-watching Modern Family. I’m also a big podcast gal, currently listening to The Joe Rogan Experience. Also, I’m making a new deep house playlist.