At its best, business is just a relationship between two groups of people. Meet our, decidedly awesome, people.
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Chanie Kaminker
queen bee // dabbler // bibliophile

What do you do at Hannabi?
Everything and nothing. Commonly referred to as a slave driver, I make sure the kids are playing hards, clients are happy and the fish are swimming.

Who would play you in a movie or a life?
Daniel Day Lewis. Obviously.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Tina Roth Eisenberg, AKA Swiss Miss. I love how she is constantly cooking up way to improve our every-day lives through projects like Creative Mornings, TeuxDeux, Tattly and FriendsWorkHere. CREATIVITY FOR GOOD. I dig it.

What is the title of your autobiography?
Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner

Which celebrity do you get mistaken for?
Daniel Day Lewis!

What Chanie’s Up To

Samuel Bruck
CEO // artist // hair

So what do you do at Hannabi?
I make sure that all the ducks are in a row and that all our words make sense. Seeing to it that Hannabi clients and employees are happy is my main goal.

If you had to change your first name, what would you change it to?
William Jefferson Clinton.

Who would play you in the movie of your life?
Daniel Day Lewis. If he’s not available, Robert De Niro could probably pull it off.

What’s one thing you learned this week?
I finally learned Hannabi’s phone number.

What was the last movie, TV show or book that made you cry or tear up?
I cried from the beginning to the very end of Spielberg’s Lincoln. I was in shambles. Also Selma.

What Samuel’s Up To: Artistry, PLG Film Festival, Sam’s Wildly Popular Blog

Nicole David
Head Artiste // Female Homo sapien

Position: Art Director and Graphic Designer

Education: BFA Graphic Design from FIT

About Nicole: Nicole sets the visual course of
our projects, providing ongoing feedback and
oversight for our graphic designers. Nicole’s goal
is to improve user experiences, and to create smart
brands that work in a digital world . Nicole loves
plants and dogs, and is the moral compass of our
studio.

Michael Waldner
Partner in crime // Ancillary // Secret Agent // Little Lebowski Urban Achiever
WHAT DO YOU DO AT HANNABI?
As opposed to these creative goofs, I actually manage projects and relationships.

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
As it would seem, I’m already a grown up. This is is what I’ve always wanted. I’m a dream come true. To all you aspiring Michael Waldners: hold on tight; it’s possible, and it’s a wild ride.

WHAT WAS THE LAST MOVIE, TV SHOW OR BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY OR TEAR UP?
Hmm, I don’t know… Why would you ask me that? That’s awkward.

WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU’VE LEARNED IN THE LAST WEEK?
Monaco’s state orchestra is bigger than its army.

A PERFECT DAY INCLUDES THESE THREE THINGS:
Coffee, Music, Bank Wire.

Yudi Lewis
wordsmith // red_it // contemplator

So what do you do at Hannabi?
As chief mischief maker, I bring a delicate balance of creativity and seriousness to all that is vital to the Hannabi atmosphere.

If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?
It would be the assassination of Julius Caesar on the steps of the Roman senate, as it is the ultimate hamartia that leads to a man’s downfall. The moment you try to take what does not belong to you, you lose everything. It also teaches you to never trust the government. (Cough) NSA (cough).

What would you name the autobiography of your life?
More Milk Please.

If you had to change your name, what would you change it to?
Wolfgang Alexander Von Lewis. It just sounds so right.

What is something you’ve learned in the last week?
I know I’m really late to the party, but I learned that if you hit command z, it undoes exactly what you just did. I’ve also learned that the mantis shrimp is the most gloriously bloodthirsty killing machine on this big blue planet.

What Yudi’s Up To: Garbage Cans of New YorkVisually Fresh

Chan Kavka
Manager // Boss // Last Living Member of the Lullaby League

WHAT DO YOU DO AT HANNABI?
I fill the ice trays and make sure that each ice cube is filled up the perfect amount. Also, I make sure the office looks presentable before important people come.

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
Some type of royalty. Any kind of royalty will do, as long as it involves crown wearing.

WHAT WAS THE LAST MOVIE, TV SHOW OR BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY OR TEAR UP?
I pretty much tear up over anything. I think I cried during The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

IF YOU COULD BE ANY FICTIONAL CHARACTER, WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
Alicia Florrik, but in reality I am probably much more similar to Monica Geller.

IF YOU COULD LEARN TO DO ANYTHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Read minds.

Rachel Kaminetzky
Artistic Expressionist // Resident Serious Person // Karaoke Level: Expert

SO WHAT DO YOU DO AT HANNABI?
Living the dream, fighting for team Hannabi.

IF YOU COULD BE ANY FICTIONAL CHARACTER, WHO WOULD YOU BE?
Claire Randall Fraser. A powerful woman who could literally withstand the test of all times.

WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU LEARNED IN THE LAST WEEK?
The futility of explaining the significance of print to a non-designer.

WHAT IS THE TITLE OF YOUR AUTOBIOGRAPHY?
All in a Day’s Work

IF YOU WERE REINCARNATED AS AN ANIMAL/DRINK/ICE CREAM FLAVOR, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
Pistachio ice cream. Definitely.

Joe Brown
creator // Originator // Butcher // Baker // Candlestick-Maker

SO WHAT DO YOU DO AT HANNABI?
While I should be “Graphic Designing,” I spend most of my time eating Chanie’s pastries and drinking coffee.

IF YOU COULD BE ANY FICTIONAL CHARACTER, WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
Bob Ross

A PERFECT DAY INCLUDES THESE THREE THINGS:
Coffee. Friends. Design. Breaking Rules.

WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU’VE LEARNED IN THE LAST WEEK?
There’s a chance you’re better than the people you’re trying to imitate.

WHAT WAS THE LAST MOVIE, TV SHOW OR BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY OR TEAR UP?
Disney Studios’s Academy Award-winning animated short “Feast.”

What Joe’s Up To

Mushky Ginsburg
designer // hr // spec collector

What do you do at Hannabi?
I’m a pixel pusher, except I’m not really.

A perfect day includes these three things:
A bike, Scharfenberger chocolate and a completed checklist.

What kind of kid were you? How does that affect who you are now?
I was a collector. Collected everything from stamps, coins and stickers to eraser crumbs and dead batteries. Uhh, it has greatly affected my world view.

If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?
Debbie Millman, Loiuse Filli or Jamie Beck (of Ann Street Studio).

If you were reincarnated as an ice cream flavor, what would it be?
Caramel peppermint crunch.

What Mushky’s Up To

Tova Zarchi
lifesaver // titian // scribbler

So what do you do at Hannabi?
When I stop by, you mean. Well, I mostly fiddle around with commas. And I weigh in on which meds you shouldn’t take.

If you could choose a super power for a day, what would it be, and what would you do?
Ubiquity. Being present everywhere at the same time. Because then you can enjoy and experience many things simultaneously and not have to sacrifice anything.

If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose?
The Trix Rabbit. Um. He seems like a stand up guy.

What is something you learned in the last week?
The evolution of the swimsuit. Also, I learned the coordination of the traffic lights in the Crown Heights grid.

What would you name the autobiography of your life?
Titianed

 

Swatches
Sleeper // Male Canine

SO WHAT DO YOU DO AT HANNABI?
Woof woof woof! Bowow!

IF YOU COULD BE ANY FICTIONAL CHARACTER, WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
Lassie.

IF YOU COULD LEARN TO DO ANYTHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Squirrel!!

WHATS YOUR MANTRA?
Eat, sleep, repeat.

IF YOU COULD CHOOSE ANYONE, WHO WOULD YOU PICK AS YOUR MENTOR?
Lassie. Squirrel!!

What Swatches Is Up To

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