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The State of Hanno: February 2015

A couple of weeks ago, I posted our 2014 year in review, which rounded off a great year for us. But talking about what you’ve already been through is easy...

How do UX Designer salaries vary around the world?

There are many salary comparisons around which look at the differences between US and EU cities. As a data fan, I love browsing them. Since Hanno is 100% remote, I thought it would be very interesting to gather up some of this data and look at how UX designer salaries compare amongst some of the biggest tech hubs in the world.

The story of 4-years spent building the Hanno brand

Over the past few years we've been slowly building and evolving our brand and identity. There are few projects as challenging as designing for yourself, but we’ve had a lot of fun with this one.

How using Angular.js can benefit your startup

We have been using Angular.js on a few projects, and are quite excited about it. Here are the benefits it provides in a rapid development process like ours.

The State of Hanno: January 2015

It has been a bit of a crazy year here at Hanno. Looking back to last January, we were five strong—myself, Matt, Sergei, Arnas, Zsolt, and living in London, Russia, Norway and Budapest. Now, things have changed a little. So, we thought we’d recap a little on the best and worst of 2014 on the team.

Our View: Why the teehan+lax shutdown isn’t the end of client services

Okay, I don’t know the inside story on exactly what went on inside teehan+lax before they made their announcement that they were closing down last week.

10 European front-end conferences to attend this year

With the new year just having started, I thought it is a good moment to share with everyone which European front-end conferences I’m going to attend in 2015.

Juggling with timezone differences

We’ve been working as a remote team ever since we started up, but every now and then, juggling timezone differences can be an unusually extreme challenge.

My durian experience, and other adventures outside my comfort zone

Two weeks ago I visited Kuala Lumpur to give a workshop at UX Malaysia. Here's how it went, and why I leaving your comfort zone is always a good idea...

Announcing our Playbook: why we’re defaulting to transparency

The client services industry is an interesting one in that I think many companies like to keep their cards very close to their chest.

Investing in tools is a no-brainer. Here’s how much we’re spending.

Let’s get this out of the way first. We spend a lot of money each month on SaaS products. Some might say we spend far too much. But we disagree.

What I learned during my first 3 months at Hanno

A short story about my new work life at Hanno, and how I managed to get out of my comfy dark developer cave.

A short adventure in crowdfunding. And why we turned the money down.

I’ve been looking out for potential finance options for Hanno for a while. The one thing in common has been that all the offerings from our bank (HSBC) are distinctly unappealing.

Staying hungry and foolish: how I became a web designer

I’ve always had the passion for discovering, exploring and learning new things.

Here’s why I revealed all of our team salaries

This week, I hit a goal I’ve wanted to reach for a long time: making team pay and earnings completely transparent within our team.

Why are design and development agencies so expensive?

It's no secret that hiring an agency isn't cheap. At least not in terms of your initial outlay.

Our agency billing model was completely broken—here’s how we fixed it

Back when I first started freelancing, I billed on an hourly rate. And initially, it was good...