Get On Your Brink | Hannah Donovan | TEDxNYU
Hannah Donovan discusses the moment that defines a true leader, and how to handle it when it shows up for you. Whether you're leading yourself to your personal career goals or working with a team, this talk lays out the importance of getting on your brink! Hannah Donovan started building her first business in music when she was 17. She's led teams in music and entertainment technology for over a decade where she blends her creative background in design with her entrepreneurial streak. Hannah was the General Manager at Vine; led the team and product at music start-up Drip (acquired by Kickstarter); was VP Design at Ripcord (a product incubator funded by MTV); co-founded song-sharing service This Is My Jam which was incubated by The Echo Nest (now part of Spotify); and led design at music service Last.fm (acquired by CBS). She’s addressed audiences across the world, speaking for conferences, universities and companies. Her work and words have been featured in media such as the Guardian, New York Times, Forbes, Variety, and the Today Show. Hannah has a Bachelor of Design, a diploma in Speech and Drama, and taught herself about computers and business. She's lived in Canada, Germany, the UK, and is currently based in New York City. Follow her on Twitter/Instagram @han for fun and opinions on design, pop culture and tech. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
Hannah Donovan, "Sometimes You Need to Draw Animals" - Webstock '14
This is my story of going to the edge of burnout and back again. When I quit my first startup job in 2011, I did so thinking I might not be able to make anything ever again. Since then (while co-founding my own startup, heh) I’ve devoted most of my personal time to working on this as a design problem. Not just patching up the broken bits, but rethinking how I work to prevent it from happening again. As designers and developers, burnout – and the inevitable sequel to it, maker’s block – is something we all face. It might be big, it might be small, mine was pretty big. (There will also be drawings of animals).
Hannah Donovan, "Craft & The Machine" - Front Trends 2013
New products often start from within; we have an itch to scratch. But what we make is also influenced by larger online trends, movements and metrics. In product design, the trend has been towards more; faster. While we've been focused on that, however, a new more constrained approach to personal expression and consumption is finding its way into the products we use. One that takes an opposite approach and champions slowing down, choice and craft. With seven years of learnings from designing for online music, Hannah will describe techniques for questioning the status quo in product design; how and when taking an opposite approach might be beneficial; and why having a sharply tuned radar for style and trends is just as important for product design as being observant of what we want.
Hannah Donovan: Sometimes You Need to Draw Animals -- JSConf EU 2013
Slides: https://speakerdeck.com/han/sometimes-you-need-to-draw-animals In 2011 I quit my job at Last.fm, clinging to what was left of my ability to make things -- which, at the time, wasn't a hell of a lot. Since then, I've spent the majority of my personal time working on this as a design problem. Not just fixing what was broken, but redesigning the architecture to prevent it from happening again. As makers, burnout is something we all face. It might be big, it might small. Mine was pretty big. This is the story I'm going to tell you. Source: http://2013.jsconf.eu/speakers/hannah-donovan-sometimes-you-need-to-draw-animals.html License: For reuse of this video under a more permissive license please get in touch with us. The speakers retain the copyright for their performances.
SAtN22: The State Of Design In Music (Hannah Donovan, This Is My Jam)
You are watching a Stand Above the Noise interview recorded at Berlin Music Week 2014. SAtN is a free video series by the creators of the Dotted Music marketing agency and WeSpin.co, a growth training and community for musicians. For the latest music industry and marketing interviews, subscribe to the Music Growth Talks podcast at http://musicgrowthtalks.com/ || ABOUT Hannah Donovan is co-founder and design director of This Is My Jam – https://www.thisismyjam.com/ – a music service for sharing song you are into the most right now. Before starting Jam, Hannah led design at Last.fm and has been working at the intersection of music, design and technology for the last decade. In this Stand Above The Noise interview, Hannah shared her thoughts on the state of design in the music industry and importance of visual representation of an artist. She also talked on the latest This Is My Jam updates and how musicians use it as a social network to engage their fans. || CONTENTS 00:00:21 - Hannah Donovan introduction 00:00:46 - What's the state of design in the music industry? 00:02:34 - How important is the visual component of an indie artist's brand? 00:07:01 - What's This Is My Jam? 00:08:37 - What are the latest updates on the platform? 00:10:29 - How musicians use This Is My Jam to engage with their fans || SUPPORT THE SERIES • Become a Patron of the series at http://www.patreon.com/andrewapanov to receive exclusive perks and support the project directly! • Subscribe to the Dotted Music YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dottedmusic || CREDITS Directed, filmed, edited: Katia Apanova Interview, author of the series: Andrew Apanov Music: "Rebound" by Brian For President