I'm Shauna. I'm a solopreneur and a believer in the American spirit.
I was raised in Western Oklahoma. I graduated from SWOSU in Weatherford with a Bachelors in Graphic Design & later pursued a Masters in Education. I have been in the field of Graphic Design since 1998, Web Design since 2010 and Marketing since 2013. I started Designed by Shauna as a way of keeping my skills sharp while I was a stay-at-home mom. I taught graphic design at Canadian Valley Tech Center & MidDel Tech Center in Oklahoma. I worked as Marketing Director for CCB Tech Group in Valdosta, GA; Sooner Technology, and the Stafford Air & Space Museum in Weatherford, OK. I took my design business full-time in March of 2023, and I'm currently located in my hometown of Hydro, OK.
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 those that confirmed 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. As exciting as business ventures can be, my life is actually rooted in much simpler times. Growing up in the 80's, 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. I've seen a lot, and still nothing motivates me more than helping people and businesses grow.