Shannon – Creative Director/Sr. Art Director

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Shannon is a Senior Creative whose career is diverse within the Atlanta design community. Her experience ranges from ad agencies and a boutique design firm to Fortune 500 companies and a national architecture firm. Shannon is a hands-on Creative Director who knows printing and digital best practices and she’s able to step in at any point and lend a hand with conceptual and production work. Shannon has extensive experience managing teams, hiring talent, mentoring and providing design leadership and guidance. She frequently hires contractors and agencies to supplement teams when needed. Shannon prefers a permanent opportunity but is also available for freelance project work.

Q: Can you tell us about your business/career? What are you most proud of?

A: I am most proud of my ability to lead a large design team with great success. I am not only a hands on Creative Director, I am also a mentor, leader and project manager. I am able to take all of these key talents and create an organized team that meets goals/objectives and strives to do their best.

Q: Has it been a smooth road? If not, can you talk us through some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced?

A: The biggest challenge I have faced in my design career is working within a toxic company culture. Although all companies and positions have bumps in the road, I have experienced an extremely difficult work environment. In this instance, it was important for both myself and my team to stay grounded, connected and work in sync to rise above the negative energy. As long as you continue controlling what you are able to control, you have succeeded!

Q: What is your dream job? What would you like to do next?

A: My dream job would be a jewelry designer. This endeavor would allow me to combine my love of jewelry and color/design aesthetic. My grandmother was a well-known jewelry designer and together we would create new necklaces and bracelets in her in-house workshop. It was such a thrill to see all the different colored beads come together to create something beautiful. What a wonderful way to exercise my creative knowledge while honoring my grandmother.