Hannah Donovan

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I design music products for the web & speak about it.
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Eleven Sketchbooks Later


When I moved to London in 2005 to work for Last.fm I thought my dream had come true just finding a job that combined my two loves: design and music. I couldn’t have asked for anything more.

But there was all sorts of more. I count myself incredibly lucky that Felix, Martin and RJ decided to take a chance on me (I can never thank you three enough); that I got to work with a shit hot technology team (you guys are incredible, I hope you know that); that miraculously, I got to put my designs in front of millions of users (you have taught me so much); and that I had the opportunity to meet so many talented people along the way (you’ve been such an inspiration).

One acquisition, two redesigns, and eleven sketchbooks later, it’s just time for the next adventure.

My first order of work is to take some much needed time off. People talk about the power of time off, and I’m frankly, I’m terrified, but here we go. I’ll be doing a bit of travelling too: Austria; The US (Austin, and San Francisco); and Hong Kong. Lovely people of those places, I can’t wait to see you.

I’ll be back in London mid-April and looking for a new gig. This gives me butterflies too, but couldn’t have signed up for my next job without first knowing I was rested and able to give 100% again. If by then you need an interaction designer for your next adventure, I’d love to hear from you.

From now on, you can get in touch at: han @ thisdomain.com

Right then, I reckon it’s time for a drink.