Hanna Shibata is your favorite
Art Director / Design Lead.

Excelling in solving problems through communication strategies
and creating solid brand narratives.

Hanna Shibata is an art director/graphic designer with 10+ years of experience across continents.

After starting her career as a packaging designer in Tokyo, Hanna expanded her role into branding design as an in-house creative. There, she forged and managed relations with internal and external stakeholders, building a creative team from scratch. Eventually, taking the leap to pursue her graduate studies at Pratt Institute, Hanna left Tokyo and has continued her career as an in-house Art Director in the United States.

Culturally bilingual, her passion is creating bridges between Japan and North America through visual communication that transcends language and borders. She is now taking time off to expand her skill set and explore freely the realm of digital design at the New Media Arts Program.


︎ hanna.y.shibata[at]gmail.com
︎ Linkedin 
︎ https://github.com/hannashibata/

Art Direction / Brand Strategy / Package Design / Print Production / Typography / Comparative Analysis / Infographics / Design Thinking / UXUI / Editorial Design / Motion Design


— Art Director / Designer (2022–)
Arts at the Armory Non-profit for Arts and Culture
— Graphic Designer (2022–2023)
Fathom Optics Inc.
SaaS Startup
— Lead Graphic Designer (2020–2022)
Rem and Company
Design Consultancy 
— Visual Communication Designer (2020–2021)
Japan Natural Laboratories Co., Ltd.
Beauty and Skincare
— Head of Design (2013–2018)

MFA from Pratt Institute (2020)
BA from Musashino Art University (2010)


Pele Awards 2024 Silver — Sales Promotion, College
Pele Awards 2024 Bronze — Film, Video & Sound, College