Hi, I'm Shannon!

I am a Michigan State Alumni – with a BFA in Graphic Design and Painting. When I'm not designing on the computer... I always have some sort of drawing utensil in my hand. Currently, my obsession is making custom 3-Dimensional pieces with hydrodipping, mixed media and resin. I keep my work current and fresh, and often satirize the news and world around me. I also like to paint/illustrate my subjects on unconventional things, such as car hoods, motorcycle gas tanks, street signs and other found objects.

When the weather is nice and warm, and I am not creating artistically, I am on 2-Wheels getting some wind therapy. I am an active member of the Mars Hill Charity Riders helping out our local community shelters and other causes. I also like to explore parts of the of the country with with my boyfriend and our gorgeous English Setter, Kid!

Work Experience

PIP/Dynamark Graphics Group July 2018 - Present
Senior Graphic Designer
  • Prep files for digital and offset printing (pre-flight)

  • Lead in the design, development and implementation of projects that value up to $60,000

  • Logo & Branding design for multiple clients

  • Enthusiastic, creative with solid problem solving skills

  • Manage multiple projects or tasks at a given time while under pressure to meet daily deadlines

  • Expert in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) Microsoft Office (excel, power point, word, outlook), Publisher

  • Manage Social Media account for PIP and Dynamark

  • Coordinate and successfully organize events, requiring structured floorplans and managing internal/external communications through event cycle

Repro Graphix, Inc October 2016 - July 2018
Project Estimator
  • Identified labor, material and time requirement costs by studying proposals, project specs and other related documents

  • Kept track of influx of orders and controlled/organized workflow in department for quick turnarounds and jobs for regular production time

  • Worked well with team environment to problem solve complex files and projects to execute clients needs

Impact Racing January 2015 - September 2016
Production and Sublimation Artist
  • Managed Dye Sublimation Department - specializing in pit crew shirts

  • Transferred design specs to live full size shirt templates for race team orders

  • Assisted with designing kart suits and special projects, such as new shirt templates and heat transfers

  • Troubleshoot printers if maintenance is needed

Educational Marketing, Inc
March 2013 - February 2015
Design and Marketing Coordinator
  • Designed and marketed discount cards to help organizations raise money for fundraisers for schools and non-profit organizations

  • Maintained existing clients and acquired new accounts

  • Utilized design techniques to customize client discount cards and passes

  • Research and evaluate target markets to attract new sponsors for clients

  • Addressed Customer inquiries; proposed suggestions; provided guidance, addressed and resolved any issues

  • Knowledgeable with Quickbooks and accounting techniques to keep track of bookkeeping

Lansing State Journal/Gannett May 2009 - March 2013
Digital Graphic Designer
  • Advertising design (print production)

  • Utilized design techniques to create advertisements for clients nationwide

  • Processed and prepared client ready ads of various print applications. i.e. magazine, newsprint, insert, etc.

  • Introduced data merging to company which helped save time and increased workflow


Michigan State University - 2008BFA Graphic Design & Painting