Michael Hanley

Digital Designer
From Virginia Beach, lives in Brooklyn.
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Hello! I am Michael Hanley - a digital designer based in Virginia Beach. I graduated from Flagler College with a BFA in Graphic Design. I’m passionate about building experiences that put people first. My design practice is set around learning by doing. I am always expanding my skillsets because I believe that predictability leads to boredom.

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Work Experience
Ironclad Media Alliance
March 2016 - April 2017
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Freelance Designer / Production Intern
Grow
January 2018 - August 2018
Norfolk, Virginia
Digital Design Internship
Ritani
January 2019 - March 2020
New York, New York
Junior Product Designer
Work Experience
University
Flagler College
Skills
Front-End Web Development- Certificate of Completion - General Assembly - March 2020 For Motion Experiments checkout: https://vimeo.com/michaelhanley
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Hello! I am Michael Hanley - a digital designer based in Virginia Beach. I graduated from Flagler College with a BFA in Graphic Design. I’m passionate about building experiences that put people first. My design practice is set around learning by doing. I am always expanding my skillsets because I believe that predictability leads to boredom.

1. What's the most courageous thing you've ever done?

Has saved multiple baby turtles from crossing the road.

2. How are creativity and innovation related?

I believe everybody is creative and brings something different to the table. Bring all of those different people together and you have innovation.

3. Why do companies need clarity and creativity?

Companies need clarity and creativity to keep flourishing with times.

4. You have 30 minutes of free time. What do you do with it?

I go outside, take a walk to either distract my mind or flourish it.

5. What is one risky and bold goal in life you have? Or, if you could dedicate your life to solving one problem, what would it be?

I'm dedicated to helping our oceans. Wether it be living more sustainable, standing up to tyrants to protect it, or informing others about problems that need action.

6. Explain your creative process

Every project is different with its own set of constraints, which makes the path getting there that much different. For me one thing thats reoccurring is research. I like to compare it to a thermometer. At the beginning of a project it starts at 0, to reach 100 you totally have immerse yourself in the subject and keep building on what you find to get that meter filled up. Once it's filled up thats when the magic happens.

7. What is the best advice that you have been given?

Never lose your cool.

8. What is your definition of creativity?

Creativity is feeling. Creativity is alive. Creativity is abstract.

9. What 10 songs are on your favorite playlist right now?

E.V.P. - Blood Orange Avant Gardener - Courtney Barnett Candy - The Men The Story of the Wind - Emahoy Tsegue, Maryam Guebrou Bonzo Goes to Bitburg - Ramones Beechwood Park - The Zombies 53 Miles West of Venus - B-52's Children's Story - Slick Rick Iced Cooly - Boards of Canada Powercut - The Jermz

10. How do you want people to remember you?

Hopefully someone that can listen. Someone that can make you laugh when you're sad or give you constructive advice if asked.

Passport is valid for next 12 months

Yes

Which country issued your passport?

United States

Have you been convicted of a crime and/or a felony? If so, what was the offense? State the city, country, and date.

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