I'm John Hanacek, a designer, entrepreneur, consultant, artist and researcher working at the intersection of new forms of computation, creativity and human augmentation.
I have accrued extensive skills and experiences working at cross sections of strategy consulting, design, photography, videography, computer graphics and spatial computing. I can see the big picture while focusing on details.
As a designer I have worked on web, app and AR/VR/XR experiences across multiple markets, with a special focus on collaboration and creativity tools and training simulations.
I have co-founded and served as the first CEO of an ambitious startup AvatarMEDIC with a company mission to improve healthcare quality and accessibility through design, and integration of frontier technologies.
I am a co-founder and board member of Global Co Lab a non-profit 'do tank' fostering collaboration and empowering the next generation of changemakers through our Teens Dream video contest and ongoing Dream Hubs led by teens.
I obtained an MA degree from Georgetown University in Communication, Culture & Technology, and a BA degree from UC San Diego in Political Science.
I have cofounded a building solutions startup, CanCoverIt, and brought products to market.
I have first responder experience as a California State Parks Beach Lifeguard, where I learned the importance of instant action at time of need, and how to keep vigilant patience until that moment.
Georgetown University, Washington DC
August 2014 - June 2016
MA in Communication, Culture & Technology (CCT)
University of California, San Diego
September 2008 - June 2012
BA in Political Science / International Relations
Co-founder & Board Member, Global Co Lab
September 2014 - Present
XR Interaction Designer, Nanome Inc.
Feb 2022 - Current
Immersive UI/UX Designer, BadVR, Inc.
April 2021 - Feb 2022
Co-founder & CEO, AvatarMEDIC, Inc.
June 2019 - May 2021
JH Design, Consultancy & Content Production
June 2014 - Present
Co-founder & President, CanCoverIt
October 2011 - January 2020
UI/UX Design Lead, Collaborate.org
November 2015 - March 2018
Entrepreneur, blók dók
September 2012 – March 2015
Graduate Associate, CNDLS (Georgetown)
September 2014 – June 2015
Primary Photographer, Qualcomm Institute (Calit2) UC San Diego
Sept 2010 – June 2012
Photo Editor & Photojournalist, UCSD Guardian
October 2008 – June 2011
Ocean Lifeguard, California State Parks
June 2007 – September 2011 (Seasonal)