Hi there! My name’s Hannah. Some people call me Hannah Pod, some people call me Han. I even had an elementary school P.E. teacher in elementary call me iPod.
Nicknames aside, here is something I know to be true. I love this quote, by Frederick Buechner:
“Your vocation in life is where your greatest joy meets the world’s greatest need.”
Creativity is my joy. And the world is definitely in need of some healing.
But, what does it mean to heal the world? How do we do it?
I think we heal the world by making a new friend, visiting a different faith’s space of worship, starting a home garden, offering a stranger a smile, and creating something that resonates with people.
That’s where I come in. I believe that the arts, communication, and design hold great power to orchestrate social change, to further our quest for social justice, and to cultivate a more peaceful world. Design can evoke empathy, understanding, and commitment to change. As a recent graduate of Elon University, where I studied Public Health, Communication Design, and African and African-American Studies, I have had the opportunity to explore these inspiring intersections, and uncover how we can use our creative superpowers to leave this world a little bit better than we found it.
That’s my aspiration as a visual communicator. My portfolio is my take on that very question: How can we use our creative superpowers to heal our world?