Let Me Introduce Myself

Hey y’all,

My name is Shawna and I’m a fresh on the scene Graphic Design graduate from Flagler College and this is my design portfolio. So come take a look around and let me show you what I can do!

Bio

I’m from a small town in northeast Tennessee where I lived from birth to 13 years old. I was then uprooted, along with my family, to sunny, hot…humid…Florida. Very much a culture shock to this mountain girl.

While still trying to find my footing as a growing teenager, one thing had always stayed the same since childhood which was my love to create. My artistic expression came in many forms from clay to computer. Through exploring different media of expression, it built a level of self-confidence that I had to ability to learn to do anything if I really put my mind to it.

In the adolescent world of self-discovery, I also found what I wanted to do with my life. Being creative and inventive was something that brought me joy. I always heard the saying “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” and this became one of my driving forces to pursue a career in Graphic Design.

I began to attend community college at age 16 via dual enrollment. Growing up homeschooled gave me a good runway for working independently when it came to college work. I also had an inner determination to prove my intelligence and ability to succeed.

When I was growing up, I got a lot of condescending comments about being homeschooled and insults about my intelligence. With a passion to prove those negative perceptions wrong, I graduated at 20 and earned my AA with a 4.0, a membership with the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and a certificate in Graphic Design. From there I transferred to Flagler College to finish my BA in Graphic Design and also finished with minors in Marketing and Fine Arts.

The road to get here was not easy by no means. From late-night walks, and caffeine addictions, to all-nighters, and working while having semesters packed full of studio classes. A lot of literal blood, sweat, and tears went into achieving my goals but worth it all the same.

My Resumé