HANNAH ENGLAND

CURRICULUM VITAE

The following is my CV, going back to my first job in 2007, when I was just a teenager. For a shortened, curated Resume, click the download button below.

EMPLOYMENT

2015 - Current

  • Illustrator and Designer, Crutchfield Corporation, Charlottesville, VA

    • Design layouts for our nationally distributed quarterly catalog along with a team of designers, writers, and editors. Source and create both decorative and educational imagery for online learn articles. Create in-house and customer-facing designs for logos, window graphics, van wraps, t-shirts, vinyl stickers, wall murals, and more as needed. I also volunteer for community service projects alongside many of my co-workers

2019 - 2020

  • Freelance Illustrator, Movius Consulting, Charlottesville, VA

    • Illustrated black and white educational slides for Movius Consulting. Slides were later animated by a third party and added into Explainer Videos that taught complex topics about negotiation in simple terms.​​

 

2014 - 2015

  • Designer, GRAPHEK, Tysons Corner, VA

    • Worked in a team of four designers to create branding, event collateral, and magazine layouts for a wide variety of clients. Some projects were collaborative across the team, while others were self-led. During my time here, I was responsible for projects such as leading the team on magazine design, coming up with multi-functional branding materials and collateral pieces for a family of different conferences, designing branding packages that included logos and all collateral materials, creating unique packaging for our holiday client gifts, and much more.

2014 +

  • Freelance Illustrator & Designer, Ironclad Coffee Roasters, Richmond, VA

    • Designed branding, packaging, and collateral pieces for this growing roastery in Richmond, Virginia.

 

2010 - 2012

  • Designer & Lead Designer, TAD, JMU University Unions, Harrisonburg, VA

    • Worked with a team of other graphic designers, web developers, writers, photographers, videographers and more who provided creative and technical services to James Madison University's Union. I created posters, branding, business cards, t-shirt graphics, banners, website designs, and a wide variety of other works.
      On a regular basis, I communicated with our printer and other vendors to manage printed materials for our university clients, as well as communicating with these clients to build them the best designs possible for their needs.

    • From 2011-2012, I was promoted to the Lead Graphic Designer and was additionally responsible for managing and assigning tasks to the other designers in the office.

 

2007 - Current

  • Freelance Illustrator, Greenprints Magazine, NC.

    • Illustrate black and white editorial illustrations for this quarterly, gardening-focused digest magazine. I am typically assigned humorous stories, which give me the opportunity to draw some wild things.​

 

 

AWARDS

 

2022

  • Platform Comics 10k Challenge Winner, 35 Years by Hannah England

    • Did a 7-page comic in 10k minutes (7 days) and was chosen as the overall winner. My work was published in the online anthology and I was awarded several comic-related prizes. 

2021

  • Platform Comics 10k Challenge Winner, Woof and Win by Hannah England

    • Did a 7-page comic in 10k minutes (7 days) and was chosen as the overall winner. My work was published in the online anthology and I was reviewed by two comic platforms. 

    • AIPT review of my comic: https://aiptcomics.com/2021/06/14/platform-comics-2021-10k-challenge-winners-review/ 

    • Mad Cave Studios feedback: “The art in this piece is so much fun, the color palette especially stands out. The story has a nice pace to it that makes it feel breezy and the lettering really brings you into the vibe of the story. There were some points in the middle where I think you could’ve let the art breathe a bit and not overload a page with dialogue. Definitely professional level. Well paced and great use of theme. Looking forward to seeing more from Hannah!”

 

2020

 

2018

  • Second Place, SVS Learn Art Contest for January 2018 

    • The challenge was to reimagine characters from Star Wars in a different way by drawing them in a unique style or mixing them with characters from another franchise. I chose to turn the droid characters into dogs.

    • Comment from Jake Parker: 'Hannah wasn't the only one to turn star wars characters into animals, or dogs for that matter. But I like her concept the best. She stuck with droids, and since droids are mostly companions to humanoids in Star Wars she likened them to dogs. Nice move. Not only that, she picked dogs that best matched each droids personality or temperament. Lastly, it's just executed so darn well. Nice rendering, structure, and design. Good job Hannah!"

    • Link: https://www.svslearn.com/art-contest/2018/1/7/winner-of-the-star-wars-art-contest-xd9mw 

  • McGuffey Art Center Tote Bag Design, Charlottesville, VA

    • Artwork voted on and chosen to represent McGuffey Art Center on tote bags and other merchandise.

 

2016

  • Belief5 Award, Crutchfield Corporation, Charlottesville, VA

    • This award is given to employees who contribute creative, company-building ideas.​

 

2012

  • Senior Art Achievement Award, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

  • Juror’s Award, Undergraduate Exhibition, Sawhill Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA

 

2011

  • Junior Art Achievement Award, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

  • First Place, T-shirt Design, Associate of College Unions International Region 5 Conference, Charlotte, NC

  • Best 4-Color Poster, Associate of College Unions International Region 5 Conference, Charlotte, NC

 

2010

  • Juror’s Award, Undergraduate Exhibition, Sawhill Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

2021

 

2019

  • The Burgers’ Brothers Family Funeral Home by Clayton Tune

    • Illustrated and designed the full cover. Illustrated inside black and white illustrations.

 

2017

  • Rhett and Link’s Book of Mythicality

    • I created and drew a silly invention as a joke on this famous YouTube team’s Facebook page, and they subsequently asked if they could include it in their then-upcoming book. It is now printed on page 156. They also made a real version of my silly invention and even created a real-life version of it for use on a segment of their show, Good Mythical Morning (Season 13 Episode 2 Part 3/3 - “Reverse Bell-Bottoms | FLIP-IT CHALLENGE”

 

2016

  • Wanderling by Hannah Stahlhut

    • Independently published novel. I illustrated the covers for books 1 and 2 of the series.

 

2015 - Current

  • Crutchfield catalog, designed various spreads and illustrations

 

2007 - Current

  • Greenprints Magazine

 

2013

  • Seasons Anthology by Marissa Mozek

 

 

MEDIA FEATURES

 

20 22

  • Creators on Comics Podcast, Episode 12

    • I was interviewed about my First Place award for the Platform Comics 2021 10K Challenge along with author Massimiliano Grotti, winner of the 2020 challenge, in the 12th episode of the podcast.​

  • StoryComic Podcast, Episode 158

    • I was interviewed for a follow-up episode of my 2020 interview in the 158th episode of the podcast, where I spoke about the impact of the pandemic on my art.

  • 四海一家 | ONE WORLD with Jing, Episode 5

    • I was interviewed on this short video series created to bridge the gap between American and Chinese creators, in the 5th episode of the series.

2020 

 

2019

  • House Hunters

    • My artwork appeared in the background of House Hunters season 147 episode 8, “Getting Hitched in Richmond.” It appears in the background of the Ironclad Cafe scene.

 

2017

  • Good Mythical Morning

    • My invention featured and my name mentioned by Rhett in this very silly reverse-clothing comedy bit.

 

 

SHOWS/GALLERIES

 

2022

  • GalaxyCon Richmond, Richmond, VA

  • Shenandoah Comic and Toy Show, Harrisonburg, VA

  • IX Art Festival, Charlottesville, VA

  • Fredcon, Fredericksburg, VA

  • Guild Gallery Exhibition, Charlottesville, VA

 

2021

  • WomCon, Charlottesville, VA

    • Helped co-create WomCon, a small comics pop-up, along with author/illustrator Laura Lee Gulledge. 

 

2018

  • McGuffey Art Center Art of the Book Exhibit, Charlottesville, VA

    • In March. Showed two handmade and hand-bound books, one of which was in scroll form inside of an old pill bottle.

  • McGuffey Art Center New Members Show, Charlottesville, VA

    • January. Showed 4 ink paintings. Sold two to Margot Lee Shetterly and her husband.

  • Ironclad Coffee Roasters upstairs gallery, Richmond, VA

    • Hung a series of ink artwork in the upstairs gallery of Ironclad.

 

2017

  • Art Attack, Tom Tom Founder’s Festival, Charlottesville, VA

 

2012

  • Juried Undergraduate Exhibition, ArtWorks Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA

    • This exhibition only allowed in a certain number of students chosen by the guest juror, so to be included was a great honor. I was lucky enough to be chosen for all four years of my undergraduate experience, which is very rare. I also won the Juror’s Award for three out of those four years, this year included.

 

2011

  • Solo Art Show, ArtWorks Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA

  • Juried Undergraduate Exhibition, ArtWorks Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA

    • This exhibition only allowed in a certain number of students chosen by the guest juror, so to be included was a great honor. I was lucky enough to be chosen for all four years of my undergraduate experience, which is very rare. I also won the Juror’s Award for three out of those four years.

 

2010

  • Juried Undergraduate Exhibition, ArtWorks Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA

    • This exhibition only allowed in a certain number of students chosen by the guest juror, so to be included was a great honor. I was lucky enough to be chosen for all four years of my undergraduate experience, which is very rare. I also won the Juror’s Award for three out of those four years, this year included.

 

2009

  • Juried Undergraduate Exhibition, ArtWorks Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA

    • This exhibition only allowed in a certain number of students chosen by the guest juror, so to be included was a great honor. I was lucky enough to be chosen for all four years of my undergraduate experience, which is very rare. I also won the Juror’s Award for three out of those four years, this year included.

  • Foundations Exhibition, ArtWorks Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Ongoing 

  • Self-education. I continue to take classes online and through local programs, because I don’t think education should ever stop. Schools/teachers include CG Master Academy, Society of Visual Studies, Schoolism, Ledet Training

  • Notable Teachers include Will Terry, Stephen Silver, and Jason Brubaker.

 

2008 - 2012

  • B.F.A. Graphic Design, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

 

1999 - 2008

  • Homeschooled, England Family Homeschool, Mechanicsville, VA

 

1995 - 1999

  • Cold Harbor Elementary School, Mechanicsville, VA

 

 

CERTIFICATIONS

 

2017

  • Lynda.com / LinkedIn Learning Certificate - Drawing Good and Evil Comic Book Characters

    • Issued December 2017

    • An Adobe Photoshop class with Ben Bishop about incorporating different qualities to make good character designs.

  • Lynda.com / LinkedIn Learning Certificate - Character Development and Design

    • Issued December 2017

    • Taught by Mary Jane Begin, professor at Rhode Island School of Design. Course breaks down components of good character design and reveals the "secret sauce" of what makes memorable characters.

  • Lynda.com / LinkedIn Learning Course - Graphic Novel Storyboarding

    • Taught by Ben Bishop. Explores the methods used in film to tell strong stories and make conics more digestible, including shot composition, action, framing, and more.

 

 

VOLUNTEERING/ART DONATION

 

2022

  • Bluebird Project, Foster Care Adoption and Awareness Coalition, Charlottesville, VA

 

2021

  • United Way Day of Caring, Charlottesville, VA
    Picked up trash around the Southwood neighborhood for Habitat for Humanity

 

2019

  • OK SO that live-drawing thing I did at McGuffey for uvA something… what was that?

 

2018 

  • McGuffey Art Center show

    • Volunteered to help staff manage the opening of the February 2018 show.

  • United Way Day of Caring, Charlottesville, VA
    Helped with gardening and outdoor clean up atJ ackson P Burley Middle School.

 

2017

  • United Way Day of Caring, Charlottesville, VA
    Painted a canvas mural for Georgia’s Healing House.

  • Bluebird Project, Foster Care Adoption and Awareness Coalition, Charlottesville, VA
    Made and donated a plush embroidered bluebird for the parade and auction to benefit foster children

  • Cale Carnival, Charlottesville, VA
    Painted faces for children’s entertainment.

 

2016

  • PVCC Horticulture Club, Charlottesville, VA
    Painted decorative rock signage for community garden.

  • United Way Day of Caring, Charlottesville, VA
    Painted Pocahontas portrait on elementary school wall.

 

 

MEMBERSHIPS

 

2017 - Current

  • McGuffey Art Center

 

2018 - Current

  • Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

 

Expired

  • American Institute of Graphic Arts, 20xx

  • Phi Kappa Phi Honors Club, 2012

 

 

NOTABLE CLIENTS AND COHORTS

 

2019

  • Movius Consulting, Virginia

 

2014+

  • Ironclad Coffee Roasters, Richmond, VA

  • Full branding and packaging design, plus collateral and merchandising pieces. 

 

2007 - Current

  • Greenprints Magazine, Fairview, NC