Hannah L. Sanders, BFA, MS HFID

Sr. UX Research & Instructional Design Specialist

UX Research

  • Allstate, Charlotte, NC, Sr. UX Researcher, May 2018 – present
  • Lowe’s Digital, Charlotte, NC, UX Researcher, September 2017 – March 2018
  • Liberty Mutual, Boston, MA, UX Research Consultant, January 2015- September 2017
  • MIT Museum, Cambridge, MA, Ethnographic Research, May-August 2014
  • Vistaprint, Lexington, MA, UX Research & Design intern, January-May 2014
  • IBM, Littleton, MA, UX Research Co-Op Lab, December 2012- December 2013


  • Harvard University – Extension, MLA Digital Media, Aug 2017
  • Bentley University, MS Human Factors of Information Design (HFID), Aug 2014
  • Northwestern University, Post Baac Creative Advertising, May 2011
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago, BFA Studio Art & Art History, Aug 2007

DESIGN, 3D Printing, Connected Devices

  • Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, digital fabrication summer intensive 2016
  • MIT Media Lab, workshop with Dr. David Mellis, Spring 2016

ART Residencies

  • Gullkistan, Center for Creativity, Iceland, February 2017 (blog posts)
  • Vermont Studio Center, Mar 2009

CREATIVE Administration Experience

  • Art Institute of Chicago, various across AIC museum & SAIC, Fall 2007 – Spring 2012
  • Chicago Art Dealer’s Association, Editorial intern, Fall 2006
  • Redmoon Theatre, Chicago, Build Shop: Prop Design, Spring 2006
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Membership intern, Fall 2005


  • General Assembly Data Circuit: parsing data using Excel, MySQL, Summer-Fall 2015
  • IDEO University, Storytelling for Influence, Summer 2016


  • ADVANCED: Heuristic evaluation, user research: survey, card sort, cognitive walkthrough, ethnography. Usability testing: planning, test design, moderation, analysis, data synthesis, presentation. Creative digital strategy, persona development information/instructional design, interaction strategy. Market research. Illustration. IDEO Design Thinking. Project Management. User Zoom, Validately, & Spanish.
  • BEGINNER: Python, SQL, Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator/Light Room, Google Sketch, Wacom tablet, French, Arabic, Farsi.