Mentor Session: Nathan Hanners
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Nathan Hanners has been designing products for nearly 20 years. Before getting his B.F.A. in Design from the University of Texas at Austin, he worked at local design agencies, ad agencies, and game development studios. Since then he's led design teams at startups and e-commerce organizations, re-branded Fortune-50 corporations, run his own freelance design consultancy, and moved to Japan to work as the Creative Director / Lead Designer for one of that country's oldest digital & print publishers.
Throughout his career Nathan has always been drawn to multimedia and interactive projects that require both technical understanding and intuitive presentation, such as educational interfaces, video games, visualizations of musical compositions and real-time data dashboards.