Hanco grew up in a vibrant South African theatre community, in the city of Bloemfontein. His upbringing accounts for his affinity to theatre and his decision to pursue a career in the visual arts. After high school, he left South Africa for the Netherlands, where he later graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. Following his graduation, Hanco has been working as a graphic designer, on a wide array of cultural and commercial projects. His layered style and artistic sense portray captivating narratives to engage its audience in visual storytelling.