Hannah B. (Walsh) Rupp

Artist / Owner at Hanbphoto & Strategy, LLC

Orlando, FL, USA
A natural systems thinker, my favored design approach is to use my keen observation skills of human behavior to come along side individuals to co-design both tangible and intangible solutions to help make lives better.

As an artist, my approach to creating is both playful and mindful. Composition, visual hierarchy, texture, and color are integral. My paintings are often inspired by reflections in nature and the beauty found in the messiness of life. I'm a painter influenced by French Impressionist painters like Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, as well as post-World War II Abstract Expressionism.

Work Experience

Hanbphoto & Strategy, LLC

Artist / Owner

Created an incorporated a limited liability corporation (Hanbphoto & Strategy, LLC) in the state of Florida through which I have been able to assist a variety of clients with their marketing and strategic needs. I’ve created comprehensive marketing plans for non-profit organizations, had the opportunity to be a board member at a start-up creative arts organization, and was a professional Artist in Residence all while assisting another small business over the years with managing and creating content to increase site traffic resulting in increased sales and client bookings.

As an artist, I maintain my own gallery website and shop, www.Hannahrupp.com, where I showcase my original works of art available for purchase. Selected to participate in The Museum of Modern Art’s "In the Studio: Postwar Abstract Painting" online learning community exhibition in New York, New York.
2013 - Present Florida, United States

The Allen Morris Company

Corporate Art Consultant & Strategist

Create a comprehensive marketing plan to increase the value and exposure of 100+ works of original art
Provide art direction and advising for commercial real-estate ventures
Conduct market research to determine viable markets for the reproductions of 100+ original AE “Beanie” Backus paintings
Interview gallery owners, art dealers, artists, and curators in the Miami area to define potential markets, customers, and value of A.E. Backus paintings
Partnernship with The America Sporting Arms and Art Museum
July 2013 - Present Florida, United States

Nantucket Island School Of Design And The Arts

Artist in Residence

Selected as Artist in Residence at the Artist Colony at NISDA (Nantucket Island School of Design and the Arts. Created watercolor illustrations, photography, and fine art notecards during this residency.

NISDA’s Artist Residency Community welcomes emerging and professional artists and educators in all fields including, but not limited to, the studio arts in photography, painting, ceramics, textiles, writing, music, performance and any alternative projects committed to the creative process. NISDA’s residency is an on-your-own, self-structured experience that provides time & climate for professional and personal renewal.
August 2013 - August 2013 Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States

Info Retail

Design Management Intern

July 2011 - August 2011 Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Rollins College

Strategic Marketing Assistant

June 2009 - September 2009 Florida, United States


Writer, Researcher, & Editor

I was a contributing writer, researcher, and editor for a Marketing Management textbook that is currently being used in MBA programs in the US
May 2009 - September 2009 Orlando, Florida, United States

HD Supply

Marketing Intern - Utilities Division

July 2008 - September 2008 Florida, United States

Winderweedle, Haines Ward & Woodman, P.A

Intern / Accounting Assistant

May 2005 - April 2008 Florida, United States


Savannah College Of Art And Design (SCAD)

MFA Design Management

GPA 4.0
Awarded SCAD Graduate Honors Award, Net Impact Graduate Member, Graduate Student Representative for Art & Design Exhibition
September 2010 - June 2012 Georgia, United States

Rollins College


Concentrations in Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Center for Leadership and Development Student, Toastmasters International, Rollins CEOs, American Marketing Association, MBA Student Ambassador

Awarded the John C. Meyers Award given to one student in the EAMBA program at graduation for leadership, learning support, service, and goodwill.
August 2007 - April 2009 Florida, United States

Rollins College

Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art

Major GPA 3.9, Magna cum laude

President of Rollins College Chapter Omicron Delta Kappa- the National Leadership Honor Society, National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Senior Exhibition 2007, Cornell Fine Arts Museum
August 2004 - May 2008 Florida, United States


Spanish (Conversational),
English (Native),


Savannah College Of Art And Design (SCAD) (SCADDY)

First Graduate student to successfully present, defend, and successfully complete a thesis at SCAD's campus in Lacoste, France


Savannah College Of Art And Design (SCAD) (SCADDY)

SCAD Graduate Honors Award, Savannah College of Art & Design, (2010 - 2012)


Rollins College Crummer Graduate School Of Business

John C. Meyers Award


Rollins College Crummer Graduate School Of Business

SunTrust Distinguished Leader of Merit Semi-Finalist


Rollins College Crummer Graduate School Of Business

Center for Leadership & Development Student Award


Rollins College

Senior Award for Outstanding Achievement in Studio Art



Design Management, Design Research, Design Strategy, Facilitating Creative Thinking, Fine Art, Fine Art, Fine Art Photography, Marketing, Painting, Strategic Marketing, Writing,

Selected Volunteer Experience

Give Kids the World, January 2019 - present
Runway to Hope, Event Volunteer, Orlando, FL 2013
Florida Hospital Golden Gala XXXII, Event Volunteer, Orlando, FL, 2012
The Jobs Partnership of Florida, Volunteer Resume & Interview Coach, 2010 -2012
Festival of the Orchestras, Volunteer, Orlando, FL, 2008 - 2011
Islands YMCA, Volunteer, Savannah, GA, 2011
Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Volunteer, Winter Park, FL 2007 - 2008
Ronald McDonald House, Volunteer, Orlando, FL 2000 - 2009

Selected Scholarships

SCAD Graduate Honors Scholarship, 2010-2012
Crosslites Essay Scholarship, 2008
The Wolfgang Domain Endowment Award, 2006-2007
The Eleanor J. Mathews Art Scholarship, 2007
Lettie Patte Whitehead Scholarship, 2005-2008
Central Florida Educators Credit Union Scholarship, 2004-2008
Fishback Art Scholarship, 2006
Algernon Sullivan Foundation Scholarship, 2005

Art Exhibitions

Art of Healing Juried Exhibition, Florida Hospital Altamonte, Altamonte, Florida (2013)
Making Connections - Art of Healing Juried Exhibition, Florida Hospital Altamonte, Altamonte, Florida (2012)
Divine Reflections, Northland A Church Distributed, Longwood, Florida (2010)
Art for Sale, City Arts Factory, Orlando, Florida, December (2009)
Rollins Through Your Eyes Contest, Photography Finalist, photograph featured online and in Rollins Magazine, (2009 - 2010)
Senior Exhibition, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL (2007)
Mankind: Atoms of Consciousness, Rollins College, Cornell Campus Center (2007)
Edinburgh College of Art Student Exhibition, Edinburgh, Scotland (2006)
Faux Park: New Suburban Collective, Rollins College (2006)
Art & Hors d’oeuvres Student Art Auction, Rollins College (2005)

Selected International Experience

2012 SCAD School of Design Study Abroad France, Spain
2009 Distributed Journey, Northland Church, Poland, Germany
2008 MBA International Consulting Project, Czech Republic, Germany
2007 Rollins College Ancient World Athletics Field Study, Greece, England
2006 Study Abroad, Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland
2004 International Service Project, Mexico