I’m Hana Schank. I usually have about a thousand jobs at the same time, and I don’t even drink coffee. This is my writing site, though I also have a site for my user experience company. I write personal essays, travel stories, and have reported pieces on education, technology, chess, science fairs, and a range of other geeky stuff. I’m generally fascinated by human behavior — why people do the things they do — and I follow that interest wherever it takes me.
In addition to articles and essays, I’m the author of a Kindle Single about raising a child with albinism (Amazon, 2015), and a memoir about the completely ridiculous experience of planning my wedding, which was published by Simon & Schuster. And, I have an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University.
Most of the year I live in Brooklyn, NY, along with five billion other people who write and do digital experience stuff. For about a month or two each year I leave and go some place with my family where people think being a writer and user experience designer are unique and exciting jobs. But we always come back to Brooklyn because I can’t live without sidewalks.
I like to write long. So, really, I could write a lot more. It’s kind of killing me not to. But I also know that web writing is supposed to be pithy. So, if you want to hear more just contact me. I’ve always got more to say.