About Hannah Materne Freelance
I aim to brighten. I see a future where the human environment models itself on the natural world; diverse and delightful. It’s my business to use care-dense design to bring a spark to your day.
I offer contract-based graphic design and illustration work in the areas of branding + logo, book design, and art direction.
A bit more about me - I grew up in Toronto and have called Montréal home for the better part of a decade. (N'hésitez pas à me parler en français!) I love pastel colours, hiking and finding the right word for a feeling. If I'm not in my studio you can find me on the soccer field, or in the kitchen perfecting my sauce recipes. I make a mean moss garden.
Hannah Materne is a freelance designer and artist based in Montréal, QC. Her practice is deeply influenced by her experience at her family’s rural Ontario cottage, and concerns itself with changes to the mind, the body and the built environment from this land to the city. Her work transmutes the healing qualities of the land as a remedy to the ails of city life. Temporality, analogy and pattern are continuously explored.
Materne holds a BFA in Design from Concordia University. She is a member of the Loyola College of Diversity and Sustainability, and was a finalist for the 2015 Association des Designers Industriels du Québec (ADIQ) award for her public space redesign project Wavespace. Materne has presented at Detroit Future City in Detroit, MI and interned at Bruce Mau Design’s Toronto office.
Articule vitrine, 262 av. Fairmount ouest
Installation, July 2019 - ‘Sign Here for Delivery’ - in collaboration with Maeve Doyle
VILLAGE AU PIED DU COURANT 2018 + 2019
Pool party inspired seating system installation, 2018 - 'UnPool' - in collaboration with Hailey Turcato as Studio HeyHi
Canadian Competitions catalogue
More Than Waiting For The Bus / En plus d'attendre le bus, 2017 - 'Grey to Green' - in collaboration with Hailey Turcato, Sandra Alexandre-Aimé, Michael Maclean and Francis Goodship
Architecture Concordia, Spring 2016 - 'Wavespace' + 'Living River'
Design and Computation Arts Year End Show. April 28 - May 1 2016 - 'Erosion' + 'Living River' + 'Cityscape to Sacred Space: A Visceral Sculpture Map'
PAPERJAM: Between Surface and object
Curated by Concordia Student Print Association. April 20 2016 - 'Sealf'
OFF THE BLOCK: Gravure sur bois
Curated by Bonnie Baxter and Hélène Brunet-Neumann. POPOP Gallery, Belgo Building. Jan 13-23 2016 - 'Sealf'
Curated by Terrance Richard and Edwin Isford, VAV Gallery, Visual Arts Building, Concordia University. August 3-21 2015 - 'Drop Table' + 'Wavespace'
PAPER TRAILS: AN INCOMPLETE HISTORY OF CONCORDIA PUBLICATIONS
Curated by Ellen Belshaw and Nancy Webb. Engineering and Visual Arts Building, Concordia University. July 1 2015 - 'Five More Minutes' + 'Afterimages Film Magazine' Take 2, 3 and 4
Design and Computation Arts Year End Show. April 30 - May 2 2015 - 'Drop Table' + 'Wavespace' + '1/20 Dress' + 'Dispatch'
Finalist for the Association des Designers Industriels du Québec (ADIQ) award for Wavespace
Detroit Future City
Presented proposal for public space redesign at Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and Grand River Ave, Detroit MI. April 18 2015 - 'Living River'
The Concordia Undergraduate Journal on Sustainable Living and Thinking. Winter 2015 - 'Moss Heart' + 'Sleep'
ART MATTERS 2015
An Evening of Alchemy curated by Claire MacIsaac, Anna Patterson and Maria Paula, Loyola Chapel. March 19 2015 - 'Wavespace' + '1/20 Dress'
YIARA MAGAZINE Issue 02
Feminist Art and Art History Magazine. April 2014 - 'Sweet Eight-Legs'
ART MATTERS 2013
The Tactility of Objects: A Retrospective curated by Kris Millar. Les Territoires, Belgo Building. March 2013 - 'Drop Table'
Curated by Pata Macedo. Concordia Univeristy. April 2012 - 'FIve More Minutes'
Book Making 101 course - SurPlace Media Co-op, Jan 22 - Feb 26 2018
Upcycling Skillshare - Concordia University Centre for Creative Reuse (CUCCR), June 16 2017
Women's / Trans / Gender Non-Conforming Brew Day at the People's Potato: - hosted as member of Les Brasseurs Illuminés Brewing Co-op, April 22 2017
Moss Gardening Workshop - hosted through ROTATION! ROTATION! at Articule Artist-Run Centre, June 25 2016