Killeen Hanson



Every Act of Design is an Act of Future-making, Eye On Design, September 2020

Against Design?, Design Observer, July 2019

AppleTV+, and HBO vs. Netflix,, March 2019

Conan, Late Night Talk Shows, and Multi-platform comedy,, January 2019

Celebrity designers, context collapse, and rethinking how we teach design history,, October 2018

How do we get the most out of design criticism?, 100Archive, April 2017

The Myth of Neutrality,, July 2016



I've write for a variety of publications about design, culture, and criticism, including Design Observer, Eye on Design, and for the last fifteen years, my own blog.

Since July 2020, I've been a contributing editor for AIGA Eye on Design.


In 2018, I was the managing editor and designer for Culture is Not Always Popular, an anthology of writing from the first fifteen years of Design Observer.

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