Margaret Hanson

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, welcome to an ongoing segment here at The Daily Gumboot. It’s called “Get to Know Your Community” and, basically, it goes like this: each and every Sunday we will profile someone from a community somewhere. Each person is asked the same five questions (see below as well as in the “Ideas from Everywhere” page). At the end of the profile, the Gumbooteer (member of this blog’s Editorial Board) who found the person will list their three favourite things about the highlighted community member. Savvy?

Here are some ideas from everywhere. Here is one way that we try to build community. Have fun with it!

Margaret Hanson is a Designer with a cause

Margaret Hanson is a Designer with a cause

Who are you?

Margaret Hanson – Graphic Design Victoria:

What do you do for fun?

Print stuff, finish projects and get paid.

What is your favourite community and why?

My community of happy clients, because they do the marketing work for me.

What is your superpower?

Matching ideas with images.

How do you use it to build community?

Symbolic and design ‘superpowers’ make me a preferred supplier of design. This spreads through various means, and the appreciators-of-good-design community builds.

My three favourite things about Margaret Hanson are…

1. Creativity. If you or your community have a concept, idea or sentence that you want turned into a meaningful design, look no further than Margaret.

2. Wordmaking. It’s hard to describe, but Margaret can use nouns as verbs (and vice-versa) in ways that make your head spin, but work nonetheless; I encourage you to call her and find out for yourself.

3. She made “the boot” on The Daily Gumboot logo. ‘Nuff said. It’s just great.

- John Horn