Ali Hanson

Ali Hanson

Creative Director & Graphic DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Ali Hanson

Ali Hanson

Creative Director & Graphic DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Ali (he/him) is an independent creative director with over 10 years experience providing graphic design, art direction and visual storytelling services for culturally engaged and forward thinking companies. Previously Ali held positions as the creative lead at Its Nice That and art director of Wonderland magazine. Services include visual identities, art direction, content, print and publications, environmental graphics & signage, concepts and digital.
Projects
  • Hyht Knitwear
    Hyht KnitwearCreative direction an visual identity for the launch of the UK based knitwear brand Collaborators included: Founder: Caroline Fay-Fright Photographer: Jack Johnstone Stylist: Laura Vartiainen Set Designer: Imogen Frost
  • Raw Materials
    Raw MaterialsArt direction for an accessories story for Wonderland A/W 2013, photographed by Leandro Farina and styled by Annette Masterman
  • Printed Pages – Autumn/Winter 2018
    Printed Pages – Autumn/Winter 2018Printed Pages is It's Nice That's biannual magazine. This issue celebrates the centenary of the Bauhaus with designer and Pentagram partner Sascha Lobe, alongside features on Tracy Ma, Hassan Hajjaj, Alex Prager and more.
  • Deebo's Quest
    Deebo's QuestThe artwork and design for Maurice Junior and Seb Miguel's EP "Deebo's Quest", released on Sugarhouse Records in 2017.
  • Nice Time Guaranteed
    Nice Time GuaranteedIt's Nice That and Timex partnered in 2017 to create a limited edition watch. I devised the concept of celebrating the typographic heritage of both brands in one typeface, commissioned the type foundry Camelot and lead the design of the watch face.
  • Wonderland Magazine
    Wonderland MagazineRebranding and art direction for Wonderland Magazine between Summer 2013 and Winter 2014.
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Projects credited in
  • 12 Days of Creativity
    12 Days of CreativityBranding, Illustration & Web Design for Bombay Sapphire & It's Nice That. This Christmas, Bombay Sapphire has partnered with London Graphic Centre to launch an innovative twist on the traditional advent calendar, intended for the creatively-minded. Titled 12 Days of Creativity, this is the latest in Bombay Sapphire’s longstanding commitment in support of the arts. In this new series of articles, It’s Nice That has teamed up with Bombay Sapphire to explore how creativity expresses itself in al
  • It's Nice That x Uniqlo
    It's Nice That x UniqloIn 2016, It’s Nice That partnered with Uniqlo on New Perspectives. We asked four creatives to reinterpret a Uniqlo garment of their choosing in a new light. The results saw artist Nick Veasey, designer Jesse Auersalo, digital artist Thomas Traum, and photographer Rebecca Scheinberg all represent Uniqlo’s LifeWear philosophy in new and unexpected ways. I was responsible for establishing the editorial direction of the project, collaborating with art directors, project managers and the creatives to
  • The Graduates 2020: Applications now open
    The Graduates 2020: Applications now openFrom now until midnight on Sunday 28 June, we’re calling all creative graduates finishing their studies in 2020 to apply to this year’s annual showcase. Apply here It’s been a turbulent, and at times tragic, few months. Amidst a global pandemic and the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, launching this year’s Graduates series feels somewhat odd. Yet for students graduating in 2020, the clock hasn’t stopped. Despite everything going on around the world, they are still finishing up th
  • All in a Day's Work
    All in a Day's WorkWe recently teamed up with Mailchimp Presents to create an original animated series: All in a Day’s Work. The humorous series of shorts takes a sideways look at the ups and downs, and sometimes-painful truths of life as an entrepreneur or small-business owner. Each episode follows the working life of a different entrepreneur, as they battle with all the challenges of starting and running a business venture, from dealing with tricky customers to managing finances and fighting inner demons. Acros
  • Kezia Gabriella for It’s Nice That and Allianz on the ‘Moment of Truth’
    Kezia Gabriella for It’s Nice That and Allianz on the ‘Moment of Truth’Illustrator Kezia Gabriella’s vibrant and bold imagery brought It’s Nice That’s article brand partnership series ‘Moment of Truth’ in partnership with Allianz to life. The article highlights an exploration of the times in a creative career when people bravely take a leap of faith and face the unknown. “Over the next few weeks, we’ll be publishing a series of articles in partnership with Allianz, exploring courage and creativity. Through this series, Moment of Truth, we’ll be talking to a range
  • It's Nice That x Adobe Creative Skills Report
    It's Nice That x Adobe Creative Skills ReportSurveying creatives from over 60 of the most respected agencies, brands and studios across Europe, The Creative Skills Report, produced by It’s Nice That in partnership with Adobe Enterprise, is a reflection of the skills, needs and opinions of our industry. Informed by interviews with leaders from agencies such as Pentagram, TwoPoints.Net and Mother London as well as brands including IKEA, Depop and Ace & Tate, the report aimed to shine a light on the key concerns of creative decision-makers to
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Work history
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    It's Nice That logo
    Creative LeadIt's Nice That
    London, United KingdomFull Time
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    Art DirectorWonderland / Man About Town / Rollacoaster
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    I joined Wonderland in 2013 and lead a re-brand of the magazine, creating 6 issues of the publication. alongside my role at Wonderland I also worked as art director for magazines Rollacoaster and Man About Town, which are all a part of the same publishing group
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Skills
  • Art Direction
  • Graphic Design
  • Publishing
  • Magazine
  • Content
  • Concept
  • Commissioning
  • Team Leadership
  • Online Content
  • Editorial Concepts
  • Creative Direction
Education
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    BA Graphic Design CommunicationChelsea College of Art and Design
     - London, United Kingdom