Hey there, Shawna here.
I'm a multidisciplinary designer. My focus is in web and identity design, but I've worn all sorts of project hats—from social media management to installing large scale exhibit graphics. Currently, I spend my days making websites with the good people at Thrive. Science fiction is my jam, along with anime and testing out new pasta dishes. 

Website Design, Brand Development, Logo & Identity Design, Print & Collateral, Creative Direction, Custom Typography, Packaging Design, Publication Design, Mascot Creation, and more...


Volunteer Designer & Developer, 48in48 Super Service Event, Atlanta, GA
Volunteer DesignerThe Mars Society

Art Director, University Heights Community Association Newspaper, San Diego, CA
Volunteer Co-Organizer, The San Diego Space Network, San Diego, CA

Volunteer Designer and OrganizerMarch For Science: San Diego, CA
Volunteer DesignerThe Mars Society

Volunteer Tutor (Reading & writing)READ San Diego, San Diego, CA
Volunteer Chief Operations OfficerFeminist Comic Book Club, San Diego, CA

Travel across America in a Chevy G20.

Volunteer Lead Organizer & Mural Painter
Imaginarium Museum/Clinton County Child Advocacy Center, Plattsburgh, NY

Volunteer Co-Founder & Lead ContributorWhat to Do in Plattsburgh, NY

Volunteer Co-Founder & Board SecretaryFirst Weekends in Plattsburgh Inc., NY
(& Lead Organizer for Town Window Painting)

Volunteer Lead DesignerZ-Platt Annual Publication, SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY


Guest Speaker "Marketing Your Art”
Sawtooth School of Visual Art, Winston-Salem, NC

Instructor “Graphic Design for Small Business Owners”, 
Sawtooth School of Visual Art, Winston-Salem, NC 

Presenter “Which Social Media Platform is Right for You”
Presenter “Graphic Design for Small Business Owners”

North Country Small Business Development Center, Plattsburgh, NY

Instructor “Digital Design Basics”
Teachers’ Resource Center, SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY



Exhibiting Artist, Atlanta Canopy Cooler, King of Pops 50/50 Art Show, Atlanta, GA

*First Place  | Adirondack Coast ARTWays Juried Exhibition, Plattsburgh, NY 
Reciprocity Studio, Orange is the New Studio Show, Burlington, VT
*Solo | Destinations Solo Exhibition, Westport, NY
ROTA, Nerd Art Show, Plattsburgh, NY

(Personal goal to participate in an exhibit every month this year) 
NCCCA, Holiday Member Show, Plattsburgh, NY
ROTA, Cut & Paste Exhibition, Plattsburgh, NY
ROTA, Juried Show, Plattsburgh, NY
NCCCA, Annual Juried Show, Plattsburgh, NY
NCCCA, 9x9 Exhibition, Plattsburgh, NY
Frederic Remington Arts Museum, International Juried Show, Ogdensburg, NY
*Honorable Mention | The Depot Theatre, 2nd Annual Juried Show, Westport, NY
View, The Little Things Exhibition, Old Forge, NY
NCCCA, Summer Member Show, Plattsburgh, NY
ROTA, Summer Community Show, Plattsburgh, NY
ROTA, Spring Community Show, Plattsburgh, NY
BluSeed Studios, Annual Juried Show: Abstraction, Saranac Lake, NY
Pouring Light Studios and Gallery, Migrating Passerines, Malone, NY

NCCCA, Holiday Member Show, Plattsburgh, NY
ROTA, Holiday Community Show, Plattsburgh, NY
*Best in Show Award | NCCCA, Regional Juried Show, Plattsburgh, NY
Plattsburgh State Art Museum, Senior BFA Exhibition, Plattsburgh, NY

2011 & 2012
New York State Museum, Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition, Albany, NY
Plattsburgh State Art Museum, PAVA Clothesline Exhibition, Plattsburgh, NY

Plattsburgh State Art Museum, Motion Juried Exhibition, Plattsburgh, NY

2015: Smashing Magazine Monthly Wallpaper: 
January, February, April, October, November, December 
2014: Strictly Business 'Ones to Watch' Annual List


Never fired; often worked two at once. In chronological order: 

Local corner store/deli/gas, everything

Ace Hardware, paint counter

JCPenneys, cashier and sweater folder

College newspaper, ad designer

Theater usher, “please take your feet off the seat”

Micheals, front-end manager

Tele-surveyor, asked questions for money

Intern, small town marketing agency

Lab tech, kept the students in line

SUNY Plattsburgh, Director of Communication of Clubs & Organizations (made posters mostly)

Diner, brought milkshakes to sunburnt families

Intern, fancy arts center in Adirondacks

Applebees, hostess with the mostess

Strand, Curator/Marketing Director/Volunteer Coordinator (we were understaffed)

Boire Benner Group, Social Media Manager

Fleet Science Center, Graphic Designer

Tipsy Elves, Production Designer of emails and web

Thrive Agency, designer of websites, logos, and whatever else Sales makes happen.
(I'm also two-for-two on giving clients new mascots they didn't know they needed. Goat and a pelican. Boom.) 

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