Episode 05: Hannah K. Lee
Being an Art Director, Art, and Life
Hannah K. Lee is an artist, editorial art director and published author based in Brooklyn. She graduated with a BFA at Parsons The New School of Design in 2009. Since then, she has published a collection of zines and prints called Language Barrier. I highly encourage you to check out this wonderful book, which contains some innovative and elegant typography and thought-provoking illustrations.
In this conversation, we talk about:
Hannah’s job as Art Director for the opinion section of The New York Times and what she’s learned along the way
the process of editorial art direction
what Hannah looks for when seeking illustrators to work with
Hannah’s experience writing and publishing her first book
Annie Koyama and Koyama Press
Hannah mentions a particularly inspiring show of Hilma af Klint that she saw at the Guggenheim in NYC.
Book recs: The Undiscovered Self, Man and His Symbols, and Psychology and Religion by Carl Jung; Gender Trouble by Judith Butler'; History of Sexuality Vol. 1 by Michel Foucault; Pachinko by Min Jin Lee; Revolting Prostitute by Molly Smith and Juno Mac
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