Hannah LeeShe / Her
Founder, Creative Director, Designer
Hannah Lee founded Otherlove in 2016, a consciously-led creative studio. With a small and powerful team, Hannah holds space for close collaboration to create work that is both scalable and impactful. As a designer, Hannah brings her keen eye for typography, color, and user experience to each project—built on a foundation of research, strategy, and intention. She strives to create enduring brands that are rooted in history and built for the future.
Hannah also has experience in the publishing industry and has designed book covers and websites for Dan Rather, John Waters, Julia Alvarez, among others. Her love of storytelling extends into her brand development for each client.
Hannah is a visual communication designer and is a certified brand strategist. She earned a BFA in Communication Design from Parsons the New School for Design, and she lived and worked in New York City. She now lives outside of Durham, NC with her husband and two dogs.
Janet St. ClairShe / Her
Creative Strategy, Production, Styling
Janet is a design enthusiast, visual storyteller, styling maven, and perfecter of the physical space. She has a strong background in fashion design, styling, interiors, and retail art direction. At Otherlove, Janet weaves together research, strategy, content creation, and environmental design in a unique and captivating way, believing that beautiful visuals stem from beautiful stories.
Janet holds a BS in Fashion Design and Marketing. Her work experience includes 12 years for leading brands like Vera Wang, DKNY, Halston and Kensie in the heart of New York City, and launching a retail athleisure boutique, GLOW Raleigh, enhancing their brand through customer experience and product curation. She lives in Raleigh with her husband, two sons, and shiba inu pup.
Shana SmithShe / Her
Shana is a copywriter and marketing expert, with over twenty years of experience. She has spent her career helping build brands in a diverse range of industries, including non-profit, culinary, parenting, and beauty. At Otherlove, Shana excels in supporting clients with business naming, website copywriting, product descriptions, marketing strategies, and more. She received her Bachelors of Arts degree from Barnard College of Columbia University in History and English, with a concentration in writing. Shana is a native New Yorker, who now lives in Raleigh with her daughter.