Hank is the Design Coach leading design at Portfolio Center and the Director of Opp. He is an AIGA FELLOW and recipient of the New York Art Director’s Club 2010 Grandmaster Teacher’s Award. He is a Director of the Museum of Design Atlanta and has served on the AIGA National Board and board of The Society of Typographic Aficionados. He is the AIGA/Atlanta Education Co-Chair.
As an educator he brings strategic design-thinking into his teaching integrating design, business and technology. Hank advises student leadership teams that translate design-led business development for start-up companies and products within a real world entrepreneurial context. Hank works with industry leaders from The Coca-Cola Company, Georgia Tech School of Architecture, and the Advanced Technology Development Center at Georgia Tech among others. He has contributed to such books as Design Wisdom, The Education of a Graphic Designer, Becoming a Graphic Designer, Design for Communications, The Education of a Typographer, Graphis, and Teaching Graphic Design.
He travels widely, speaking at universities, and conducting workshops and seminars at conferences around the country. His students inhabit the most respected corporations, design and entrepreneurial firms and advertising agencies in the world — living testaments to his ability to nudge each student to a personal threshold where their best work is conceived.See Hank Speak