Hi, I'm Tess.

I believe that beneath mediums, technologies, and trends, it’s our individual eccentricities and shared experiences that drive human-centered design. As designers, it is not only our job to identify and understand these behaviors, but to design our responses ethically and responsibly.

I believe good design is like a good friend: honest and intentional with a sense of humor. I hope to educate, inspire, and humanize through design by working with diverse teams that always ask “why”.

I recently earned my Master’s in Interaction Design at California College of the Arts in San Francisco, and am a Product Design Intern at customer data platform Segment. Previously, I was Senior Designer at digital film and advertising studio Portal A, and before that I was a Production Designer at Apple. Before that, I was a teenager, and prior to that, a baby. Let’s keep growing together. 

WHAT I'M EXPLORING AFTER HOURS...

Sarah in Buenos Aires

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Jim, PJ, and Toni. Ink on paper

Sunshine in Copenhagen

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A daily walk

Salt flats in Pamukkale

Black Lives Matter

At the museum

The work continues

Trader Joe's in San Francisco, March 2020

It's a great day to buy meat

My youngest brother

Sweet treats in Palermo

En route

Ladies who lunch

Waiting

Heading to work in Hanoi

A break at the market

Love through the window

River in Bangkok

The corner store

We will get by, we will survive

Caves in Turkey

Looking for a snack

Morning person

Jerry in Laos

© Tess Hannel 2021