Hannah Sitzer

For the Love of Cardboard!

I usually steer clear of trade show booth design since there are so many nit-picky rules but West Paw asked me to design their booth, and they are so cool I just couldn’t help myself. They are truly “eco” and not in the trendy “trying-to-look-eco” way. Their main focus is dog beds made from recycled...

Flags Handmade From Bandanas — Inspiration to Keep Sewing

Recently I finished making 65 flags from bandanas for a Levis project. This version was considerably less time consuming than the previous set of flags which were all made from vintage Levis jeans. From sourcing bandanas to sewing them together to hand-pounding the grommets, these puppies turned out really cool. We used a stitch...

Rock A Hue, New Year's Eve 2012

I had a themed New Years Eve party this year. The theme was ROCK A HUE (wear a hue head to toe). The party also included my first art show ever at the party space (Light Rail Studios) and it was hue themed as well. The art all got finished in a month or...

The Cutting Folding Edge

I haven’t written in ages, my hands have been literally full, of paper. This last project was one of the most demanding maybe ever; huge, fun and full of learning. The main inspiration would have to be Tahiti Pehrson. I know him from high school and have watched him become one of the most...

Contour Maps Gone 3D

I recently had another project for Levis which involved deconstructing contour maps of volcanoes and giving them dimension for the windows. The styling inspiration was from an amazing ’70s rock climbing book. It reminds me of my parents (how did everyone look so good back then?!). I found too much inspiration in the maps department....

On The Road, The Best Looking Way Possible

I keep ending up writing about caravans for some reason, I had no idea I was so interested in them but here I am, inspired yet again by vintage air streams and being “driven” to another really cool job for Levis! The job was to design and build a teardrop trailer of sorts for...

Miniature Delicious Design

I have been working on this ongoing large-miniature project, the design of all things delicious looking (and tasting!) at Mission Minis Bakery in San Francisco. We took what was a tiny and very old—and very small—video rental store and transformed it into a mini bakery of mini cupcakes. Sorry no “before” shots, you know...

Always Be "Knolling"—My New Favorite Word, Inspired by Tom Sachs

I just watched A Selby Film, I love the brain of Tom Sachs. I feel like this guy is a much more mature and organized version of myself. Holy crap does he speak to me. I always felt like when I line up all of my tools and projects parallel or 90 degree angles...

Inspired by Rainbows

I recently had a client who was going to let me have a “free for all” with rainbows in her boutique. It is not often someone trusts a crazy artist to have a color freak-out, imagine my delight! Unfortunately they backed out; but not before I had done a sh*t ton of research for...

Embarking on Permanent Design

I just finished designing a salon and gallery in San Francisco called The Pretty Pretty Collective. It turned out absolutely amazing, the owner did a ton of the physical labor herself and with the help of friends which allowed mountains to be moved. Every person involved gave it her all and it really shows....