Shawna is an internationally-awarded Art Director living in New York City. She has worked at creative agencies in the UK, CANADA and US on clients ranging from global technology companies to baby food. The quick pace of the industry excites her and keeps her on her toes. Shawna's specialities include concepts (TV, Print, Online, etc.) and hands on design. Shawna feels most comfortable creating advertising that doesn't feel like advertising. And, whenever possible she tries to work on philanthropic projects and use her creativity for social good. 


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Shawna's work has been covered in: Mashables, Huffington Post, Creativity Online, Best Ads, CMYK Magazine, Applied Arts Magazine, Communication Arts and her work was selected for the cover of Canadian Applied Arts Magazine. She was awarded Miami Ad Fed Scholarship and Corbis Scholarship for overall creative excellence.


2014 - Current          Associate Creative Director             Freelance (HAVAS, 360i, DigitasLBi, Carrot Creative - VICE, Publicis, Possible NY and more)
2013 - 14                 Associate Creative Director             Saatchi&Saatchi / Publicis
2011 - 13                 Senior Art Director                            DDB, NY
2008 - 11                 Art Director                                       StrawberryFrog, NY
2007                         Creative                                           BBH, London
2007                        Creative                                            Saatchi&Saatchi, UK


2017             Guest Speaker at Miami Ad School, Miami Florida
2013             Invited to be a guest lecturer at the University of Toronto
2012             Guest Speaker at Miami Ad School, Miami Florida
2012             Taught a class at Miami Ad School, Dumbo New York
2008            MiamiAd Fed Scholarship
2008            ACD + Corbis Scholarship for Overall Creative Excellence
2006            Invited into the Golden Keys Honor Society
2006            Graduated University of Toronto, with honors bachelor of arts


Cannes Lion
OneShow Pencil
D&AD Pencil
Art Directors Club Merit
Clio Award
San Francisco AdFed Gold
Miami AdFed Gold
Stiletto Award
Communication Arts Magazine
Applied Arts Magazine
CMYK Magazine
Pick of the Day
Gold Effie

Client Experience

Fashion & Retail                           Cotton, NARS, JCPenny, New Balance, Puma, Giant Eagle, Market District
Beer & Beverages                       Foster's Beer, Ethel's Brew, Nestle Brands
Financial Services                        Amex, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, RushCard
Tech/Entertainment                     HBO, OnePlus, Amazon Echo, PBS Mercy, truTV, Spotify
Toys & Games                             Fisher Price, NYLottery
Packaged Goods                        Tide, Frito Lay, Gogurt, Gerber, Pampers, Aveeno
Personal Care                             Zzzquil, Dayquil, Nyquil, Theraflu
Non Profit                                    Ad Council, Nanhi Kali, Faberge Big Egg Hunt