About this pro
12 years in business
1 hire on Thumbtack
I have worked with Shawna on a couple of projects, and I can't emphasize enough how easy and FUN she is to work with. She works quickly and with great attention to detail. Her illustrations demonstrate a perfect understanding of what we want to capture, while staying true to her style, which is what led us to her to begin with. I highly, highly recommend her for illustration work. An added bonus is her warm, funny, genuine personality, which makes projects with her a real joy.Jan 21, 2016
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I typically write the new client an e-mail or communicate via text simply introducing myself. Then we chat about ways to begin their project. If possible, I enjoy meeting with my new customers in person as well.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I studied graphic design at Fort Hays State University for four years. After a short stint, I moved to Omaha, NE and completed my Bachelor of Arts at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. During that time, I focused on painting, but I opted to take many courses in design as well. Since then, I have freelanced in graphic design and illustration, oftentimes working with small businesses and not-for-profit organizations for the past ten years.
- Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?I recently completed a coloring book project for a client whose work I deeply admire. Mario the Magician is a talented magician and creator in the NYC area, and I had the honor of illustrating many of his creations for this project. I completed all of the initial drawings for the project within approximately two weeks. We then determined what illustrations would be used in this coloring book. After that, I edited the images and formatted them for print. The clients then took these illustrations and are getting the books printed and bound professionally. They will be used as a part of his show and sold to their clients. The overall process took approximately one month. I'm honored to have my artwork shared with his clientele and woke up with a joyful feeling each day I worked on this project.