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.