Ali Hanson

Senior CreativeLondon, United Kingdom
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Ali Hanson

Senior CreativeLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am a designer and art director based in London. Currently I work as the creative lead at It's Nice That, working across the brands editorial platforms and commercial partnerships.
Projects
  • 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 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 QuestThe artwork and design for Maurice Junior and Seb Miguel's EP "Deebo's Quest", released on Sugarhouse Records in 2017.
  • 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 MagazineRebranding and art direction for Wonderland Magazine between Summer 2013 and Winter 2014.
  • Private ViewAt London Design Festival 2017, It's Nice That partnered with The Conran Shop to create an installation that celebrated the weird and wonderful world of exhibition openings. The installation invited the audience to decipher the aftermath of an evening that started as a glittering occasion and took a lurch towards the unexpected.
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Projects credited in
  • 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
  • It's Nice That x Timex: Nice Time Guaranteed limited edition watch & typefaceIt’s Nice That partnered with Timex to design a new watch that updated Timex's military classic MK1 watch with a positive, contemporary twist. For the watch, we commissioned Swiss type foundry Camelot to create a bespoke typeface for the watch's dial and packaging.
  • It's Nice That x The Conran ShopFor LDF 2016, It’s Nice That have took over the windows of The Conran Shop with A Load of Jargon – an installation that celebrated industry buzzwords. A series of five original artworks were designed by Isabel + Helen to create a playful and immersive experience in store, along with a series of workshops with Hato Press and South East Print Studio. To support the campaign, we created a series of compelling social videos to entice our readers to visit the exhibition and use #ALoadOfJargon. The r
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Work history
    Senior CreativeIt'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