DIRECTOR OF CREATIVE SERVICES
If you’ve ever wondered what trying to keep a department-full of highly creative individuals on-point and on-task is like, Shannon’s not the guy to ask. As one of ADsmith’s three Vice Presidents and the head honcho of the Creative Department, Shannon makes sure ADsmith’s creative product remains consistently on target for each client’s message, identity, and quality. He works directly with clients and account supervisors through each step of creating a visual message, combining brand visibility with unique, artistic creativity to craft show-stopping pieces.
Shannon received his BA in Fine Arts from Drury University. Prior to joining ADsmith, he spent more than twenty-five years working for mid-sized area agencies. His work over this period included creative materials for small owner-operator restaurants to multinational corporations.
Shannon’s drive is to help clients get their message noticed by the public, from nonprofits improving life for people in need to businesses helping customers find the best solution. Ensuring that clients’ messages are delivered succinctly, creatively, and memorably is a fulfilling challenge that Shannon strives to meet with every project.
MORE ABOUT SHANNON
The Sorting Hat would put you in…
the Headmaster’s office, undoubtedly.
Favorite alien species from Star Trek?
The Ocampa. Peaceful and unassuming, with huge potential.
What is your favorite word?
Maybe. There’s an elusive yes in that word, but you have to figure out how to get it.
If you had to compete on a reality TV show, which one would you choose?
Naked & Afraid. I could totally make it 21 days on a tropical island. I’ve got skillz.
Favorite song to sing in the shower:
Wagner’s “Flight of the Valkyries”
“Death twitches my ear. ‘Live,’ he says, ‘I am coming.’” – Virgil