Jill Hannay

Graphic Design

Verge Magazine

jill hannay

Verge Magazine is a quarterly magazine on contemporary art and visual culture. Featuring up-to-the-minute visual material, fresh faces and original voices, Verge is the definitive voice for new and established talent in contemporary visual culture. With in-depth articles and artist spotlights every issue, Verge connects its audience to the inner workings of today’s great living artists and arts institutions. 

This issue focuses on light: as a medium, as an environment, and as a vehicle to communicate ideas. It features James Turrell, Jenny Holzer, Do Ho Suh and Marina Abramovic, as well as five outstanding artists to watch in the Artist Spotlight series.  This magazine is a student project, and all content was sourced for educational purposes. I am grateful for the massive amount of creativity and effort represented within these pages.

Frye Art Museum


As the Associate Graphic Designer at the Frye, every day at work brings new projects and challenges. The Communications Team creates the image and voice of the museum, producing collateral, educational information, promotional materials and exhibition publications, as well as environmental graphics. 

These are some of my favorite projects from my time there, including a poster in Mandarin, a large outdoor sign promoting the Museum Store, an exhibition poster, a full page ad that appeared in City Arts Magazine and The Stranger, and a brochure for Wild Times, one of the Frye’s educational programs.



Drop is a responsive e-commerce flash sale site for skateboarding, surfing and snow gear. This site is designed to provide valuable content and discounted prices to young, male members of an active subculture . Articles written by pro riders, current video content and curated offers from popular brands make this site a valuable place for members of the skate, surf, and snowboarding communities to hang out, share their interests, and make purchases. 

I created a modern, authentic style that is a little rough around the edges, presenting men’s fashion in a way that would be entertaining and credible to the site’s main audience.  As the sole designer and developer on this project, I created the brand and style guidelines based on user research, and built the site using WordPress as a CMS.