You found me! I am a creative graphic designer and illustrator currently working in Leeds, England. I design cool things and draw well with others. Feel free to check out my portfolio and thanks for stopping by!
    • Education
      BFA
      Ringling College of Art and Design
      Sarasota, Florida
    • Specializations
      Graphic Design for Publishing
      Illustration
      Character Design
      Concepting for Web Design
      Product Development
      Packaging
      Creative Project Direction
      Image Retouching
      Fine Art Tutoring

    Haribo

    My Experience

    • Senior Creative Designer
      Haribo Dunhills (Pontefract, England)
      Sept 2011 - Feb 2013
      Responsible for designing direct marketing materials for the Haribo, the world’s largest manufacture of gummi and jelly sweets with UK sales alone near £114.8m
      Produced designs that supported: web communications, publications adverts, P.O.S., packaging design, and photography direction. Budgets up to £80,000 approx.
      Responsible for developing and managing critical paths to meet with deadlines on large projects.
    • Marketing Manager
      Avocet Hardware (Brighouse,England)
      April 2012 - June 2012
      A temporary position; responsible for communication with key outside sales staff, sourcing printers and designing direct marketing materials for Avocet Hardware’s ABS brand of locks.
      Provided product photography for all ABS brand locks used in house marketing.
      Developed and designed E-mailers using Dot.Mailer to promote the ABS brand.
      Point of Sale Design for B&Q, Focus and other retail resellers.
    • Creative Studio Designer
      Bealls Inc. Retail Department Stores (Florida, USA)
      Nov 2009 - May 2010
      Bealls Inc. is a privately held company, rich in tradition, still owned by the founding family. Founded in 1915, Bealls includes over 530 stores and www.beallsflorida.com. Bealls is the destination of choice for casual lifestyle and priced right apparel and home merchandise
      Responsible for the design of all aspects of home goods and gifting to be sold in Bealls stores. This included, but not limited to: fashion prints, designing textiles, and resin and earthenware goods.
      Involved from the conception of products to final art and approvals of store ready products.
    • Junior Designer/ Illustrator
      Walt Disney, ESPN (Florida, USA)
      Oct 2001 - May 2009
      Owned under the Walt Disney family of companies, ESPN is an American global cable television network focusing on sports related programming and publishing including live and recorded event telecasts, sports talk shows, and other original programming.
      ESPN owned B.A.S.S., which is the largest sport fishing organization in the world. Responsible as print designer in the publications department, which produced several consumer magazine titles, B2B titles and special annuals. Circulations up to 500,000 apx
      Worked on major projects; including redesigns, web marketing and Children’s publications.
      Worked with editors, outside cosponsors, professional sports fisherman and marketing directors.
  • My Professional Skills

    Illustrator9/10
    Photoshop9/10
    InDesign8/10
    CSS3/10
    HTML3/10
    Wacom Tablet10/10
    Dreamweaver5/10
    Photography Direction8/10
    Powerpoint8/10

    Main Services

    • Illustration

      Need a fun illustration? Perhaps children's publishing or pattern designs for home and clothing? I provide professional quality illustrations all the way from concept sketches, colour comps to final rendering in any media required. No job too big or small!
    • Print Design

      Do you need a magazine or book design? Perhaps you need direct mailers or adverts to promote your business?
      I provide design work along with copy and product photography to help you create your lasting message to hold your customer's attention. From billboards to logos, I can do it all.
    • Small business Web Sites

      Are you a small business that needs a web site?
      Need a E-mailer to get the word out to your customers?
      Don't know where to start?
      Give me a call and let me help you!
      Get the personal service you require that you won't find from online big box services.
    • Logo Design and Branding

      Are you a business that needs a logo or want to refresh your look? Let's see how we can help you grow your brand. From logo design to packaging I can help you. I also can provide:
      Photo Retouching
      Web Banners
      Small Product Photography
      and can arrange printing needs.

    Clients References

    • "Shannon is an extremely talented illustrator and designer. Her works for ESPN Outdoors brought the BASS magazine quality up to the next level. Would hire her in a second to work with me."
      Tim Oliver
      Department Chair Digital Art & Design Program
      Full Sail University
    • "Shannon's ability to concept as a creative would be an asset to any project. She was easy to work with and always delivered ahead of schedule. I would recommend her for a role within any creative agency."
      Scott Mortimer
      Studio Manager
      Principles Agency
    • "Shannon is a creative and skilled artist who possesses a keen ability to conceptualize and effectively illustrate visual concepts. She is eager to learn new skills and is exceptional at utilizing constructive criticism to improve her repertoire. She is a tremendous asset to any creative team and is most of all passionate about the work she produces."
      Holly Julien
      Graphic Designer/Art Coordinator
      BASS/ESPN
    • "Shannon is extremely creative and detail oriented. She is always smiling and positive and was a pleasure to work with. I would recommend her for any position."
      Debbie Bell
      Compliance Manager
      Bealls Inc.
  • Get In Touch

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    Contact Info

    Need a freelancer or looking to fill a full time role within your company? Get in touch. I would love to hear from you! You can also download my CV below at the bottom of the page.

    6 Croft House Road,
    Morley,
    Leeds,
    LS27 8PB

    +44 7808 214892
    shannon@dormousestudios.com
  • Fine Art

    When I am not designing or illustrating professionally, I also offer private art tutoring and create fine art in my painting studio. My personal work ranges from still life, landscape, wildlife and figurative historical subjects. In the USA my work has been in numerous exhibitions, from solo to regional and national juried shows. Since my relocation to England in 2010, I now am focusing to network and show my work here in Leeds in the upcoming year.
    My personal work is mainly painting, but I am recently experimenting with mix media and transfer techniques. My work is influenced by a wide range of artists like James Bama, a great western artist and illustrator to Claude Monet, the famous impressionist. Amazing wildlife artists like John Seery-Lester, who I had the pleasure to interview during my university days, have always inspired my love for the subject of the natural world. Throw in my fascination with science and mythology, add a dash of travel, adventure and I have a great recipe for creativity.
    All work presented on this site is available for sale and commission inquires are welcome. Private or in-studio tutoring is also available on a per-session fee. Please check back, to see works in progress, updates on upcoming exhibits along with student work!