Hannah Smith

Editorial, Exhibition & Artisanal Print

Hi! I’m Hannah. A passionate designer, printmaker, and puppy parent. My design career started in Kona, Hawai’i, where I worked as a graphic designer for a small, collaborative, and creative non-profit team of designers and photographers, for both digital and print use. After a year I returned to the UK to study for a BA Graphic Communication. Whilst studying at the University of Reading I developed a passion for traditional printing processes, editorial design, and exhibition design. As a fresh graduate I am excited to join a small team of collaborative creatives and continue to develop as a designer and printmaker.
No, Mummy, no! children’s book

‘No, Mummy, no!’ is a children’s story book designed to educate children and young families on responsible domestic water usage. The illustrated story follows Robert and his Mummy as they perform their daily routines around the home. Focused on common domestic water use habits, together they learn better ways to use water that benefits the earth.

Working closely with the Environment Agency to tackle water usage in a domestic environment, my solution is one that aims to engage the whole family, from the bottom up. Having spent some time working as a teaching assistant, I know that adults oftentimes engage with the story just as much as the child. This is a book aimed at children, but one that will communicate the value of water to the whole family.

Brine magazine

Photography. Oceanography. Conservation. We love the Ocean, and we love the stories it has to tell us. Each issue of brine brings you 100 pages of inspiring, captivating, and challenging stories about life in the big blue. We celebrate the hard work and dedication of marine conservationists, oceanographers, and photographers who are working smart to preserve our beautiful planet and keep our oceans clean.

Wedding playbill

A 19th century-style playbill to adorn the table at a wedding celebration. The copy contains details based on the bride and groom, the guests, and the venues that host the event.


The solution was a monotone playbill, hand printed on the press using polymer plates. It was important to the client that the playbill be printed on the press and have the visual appearance matching that of 19th century theatre playbills. However, she was open to me embracing technological developments that would support the tight deadline we were working to and accommodate the large amount of body text, combined with images. This was my first project working with photopolymer plates and I’m excited to keep exploring the possibilities this technology brings to the letterpress process.

Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, University of Reading
BA Graphic Communication Flux degree show 2023