Dear IDEO Team,

My name is Hannah Gorkenant and I would like to apply for the position of Communication Designer. 

I came across IDEO during my studies. My professor Ralph Ammer gave us the chance to present to you. I was particularly impressed by the strategic approach and the curiosity for innovation in various socially relevant topics. 

I am currently employed as a digital designer in a Munich agency. My focus is on UI/UX, motion graphics and web design. 

I studied communication design at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich with a focus on interaction design.

I would like to work for IDEO because I am enthusiastic about the strategic approach. I want to face complex problems and figure out the right questions to come up with the most suitable solution. 

I am convinced that you have to understand products and services in order to design them better.


By looking closely and questioning, I make connections, discover new ways and develop solutions that offer orientation. I am a researcher who improves user experiences, questions the existing and seeks solutions through curiosity. 

I am very fluent in working with Adobe CC. I primarily use Sketch, InVision and After Effects in my everyday work. I have also had some initial experience with programming languages such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

I have attached my portfolio to you as a PDF file. Additionally, you can find a selection of my current projects on my website: http://hannahgorkenant.com. (password: portfolio19)

I would be very happy to get to know IDEO better and to get the chance to tell a little bit more about myself. 

I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely, 
Hannah