Ann Hagner

Art Director

“Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest.”

Leo Babauta

Ann practices purpose-driven design to connect brands with people.

As Art Director at Walker Sands, she leads the agency's design and video teams, working across the PR, digital and creative services to conceive and develop digital experiences, content marketing assets, engaging video content and brand identity systems that are motivated by creative strategy and align user needs with client business objectives.

She has experience designing for web, mobile and print, with a portfolio that includes website redesigns, data studies, conversion-optimized landing pages and brand identity systems. She delights in solving complex problems, tackling new responsibilities and working with passionate people for whom no challenge is ever hard enough. Most recently, her insights on design and creativity were featured in FastCo Design.

Her favorite projects include CompTIA's #MakeTechHerStory (campaign), the PKM website redesign, and the Walker Sands Digital website redesign.

Ann is from Milwaukee, WI and holds bachelors degrees from Loyola University Chicago, where she studied visual communication, advertising and public relations, marketing and French and graduated summa cum laude.