Achieve Success by Anticipating the outcome.

Every question has an answer, and every problem has a solution. However, it can be challenging for individuals to grasp different perspectives. To overcome this, it is crucial to develop insight, empathy, and effective communication skills. By starting with a clear vision of the desired outcome, we can ensure honesty and stay focused on resolving the initial challenge.

I am a Versatile Designer with a Multidisciplinary Background.

From an early age, I recognized that design transcends traditional boundaries and encompasses a wide range of disciplines. Growing up in a family that embraced resourcefulness, I witnessed firsthand the power of design thinking in everyday situations. I still remember my mother ingeniously using pantyhose to operate the windshield wipers during a rainstorm while picking me up from school—a creative problem-solving approach that left a lasting impression.

In high school, I discovered my passion for drafting, science, and art. Combining these interests, I pursued architectural studies at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. However, during a project presentation in one of my classes, I had an epiphany when exploring graphic design. Instantly captivated, I made the decision to switch my major to Visual Communications and earned a BFA degree.

My skill set is a unique fusion of diverse experiences, blending my education in architecture, industrial design, visual communications, and graphic design with my professional expertise in user experience design, design thinking, user-centric thinking, entrepreneurship/ROI, and marketing. While it may sound like a flurry of buzzwords, I genuinely employ each of these skills to deliver optimal solutions for every project I undertake.

Working with greatness

I have been fortunate to collaborate with exceptional individuals and renowned companies throughout my professional journey. Here is a glimpse of some of the remarkable organizations I have had the privilege to work with.

Empowering the Design Community through Contribution

It brings me immense joy to contribute to the growth and development of the design community. Over the years, I have actively engaged with various organizations and initiatives, leveraging my expertise and experience to make a positive impact.

As a member of the Dallas Society of Visual Communications, I had the privilege of assisting with portfolio reviews, providing valuable feedback and guidance to aspiring designers. Additionally, I served on the board of the AIGA DFW chapter, actively involved in organizing portfolio reviews and facilitating mentorship programs. Moreover, for the past three years, I have had the honor of hosting the Behance portfolio review in DFW, creating a platform for local designers to showcase their work and receive recognition.

Through these endeavors, I aim to empower fellow designers, fostering their growth and enabling them to thrive in our vibrant design community.

Embracing Lifelong Learning

My educational journey has been marked by a relentless pursuit of knowledge and growth. I proudly earned a BFA in Visual Communications, complemented by a minor in Art History from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, laying a strong foundation for my creative endeavors.

Recognizing the ever-evolving nature of our field, I continue to expand my horizons. I recently had the privilege of attending the esteemed IDEO design thinking training, a transformative experience that has deeply influenced my approach to the creative process. By embracing design thinking principles, I have gained valuable insights and tools to foster innovation, empathy, and collaboration in my work.

I firmly believe that learning is a lifelong journey, and I am committed to staying at the forefront of industry trends and methodologies. This commitment enables me to continuously push the boundaries of my craft and deliver exceptional outcomes for every project I undertake.

Explore My Portfolio: Discover a Showcase of My Exceptional Work. Click on any tile to delve into the captivating designs, innovative solutions, and outstanding results that highlight my diverse skill set and creative approach.

Working With Great Clients

Good people helping people in need. This is the list of all the clients I worked with while at Douglas Shaw and associates