"Artists are like a fine wine. We only get better with age."
- Shauna Kimble (once I realized I was over 40)
I was born in the 1970's, grew up in the 80's, became a student and started my career in the 90's. Technology burst onto the scene in the 2000's and soon, college graduates were predicted to make a minimum of 3 major career shifts in their lifetime. I was among that prediction.
From 2001 to today, I have transitioned from Graphic Designer, to Design Instructor, to Web Designer, to Marketing Specialist and entrepreneur. In my case, the predictions were right. I went from a messy college freelancer in the 1990's to a business professional perfecting the Calendar Reminder and reading marketing metrics in the 2000's. At every stage in my evolving career, two things remained: I like to help people, and I like to see businesses grow. You can see samples and contact companies that I have done logo design, web design, and marketing for by clicking one of the links that interests you most.
As exciting as business ventures can be, my life is actually rooted in much simpler times. I lived in a time when a girl could fall in love with a good pencil, spend summers days running through a yard sprinkler, and perfect the science of a Spirograph. I played with fireflies, collected chicken eggs, and shoveled horse manure. I watched birds catch their breakfast and beetles roll their dung, while ants carried the weight of an elephant to their dens. Nature was fascinating for this rural Oklahoma girl.
Since those days, I've traveled most of the U.S. and a bit of Europe. I've climbed the Eiffel Tower, sailed the waters of Greece, walked the streets of Kiev, and collected stones from the Black Sea in Russia. My life is a series of adventures and encounters with interesting people from all over the world, and though I've seen a lot, nothing inspires me quite like my simple life in Western Oklahoma. If you'd like to know more, you can check out Storytime with Shauna. It's a peek into the life of this artist and all of my discoveries along the way.