I’m Shannon, a recent graduate from Washington University in St. Louis, where I earned my BFA in Communication Design with a minor in Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies. I identify as a designustrator — one who traverses the precarious line between design and illustration. I like my design work like I like my sneezes: loud, obnoxious, explosive, and packed with immediate satisfaction, even for just a brief second. But underneath all that chaos, what's most important is that my work contributes to a social good. So here are some things I ask myself as I begin a new project:
Does this make me tingly with excitement?
Do I authentically care about the messages my work is sending?
Will this make someone smile/laugh?
Who/which system(s) benefits from the messages I’m sending?
How am I challenging my audience’s biases?
How can my work represent and include sexual, gender, and ethnic minorities?
Who will be able to relate to this work? Who will be ignored?
How can I make my viewers uncomfortable in a constructive way?
I'm eager to apply my interests to editorial design, book design, marketing, and social and educational campaigns. If you would like to connect with me, please visit the 'Contact' link up top. Thanks for visiting!