Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Favorite book:Rings of Saturn by W.G. Seabed or The Wind Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
Random fact:Hold your thumb up at arms length. The size of your thumbnail is the only part of your vision that’s high fidelity.
How do you make Story+Structure do its magic? Connecting things to what matters.
Bio:Shaun works with clients to create useful and compelling designs that engage through the alignment of research, strategy, and user experience. He has over 20 years experience working with clients in the public and private sectors with a focus on user experience design, service design, and online marketing communications strategy.
Shaun joined Story+Structure after an 18 year career leading the Online Communications team at Simmons College, overseeing the university’s online presence, including design, social media, multimedia production, online advertising, and email marketing efforts. His work encompassed the entire student lifecycle from enrollment marketing, to student services, and advancement communication.
At Simmons, he also served as part-time faculty in the Department of Communications, teaching web, interactive, and graphic design. Shaun has spoken and presented at a variety of higher education conferences, and the work of his team has been recognized by CASE and Communication Arts. In 1996, Shaun co-founded Artifact Design, a full-service digital agency. Clients included Hertz, AMI Leasing, and the Lincoln Public Schools.
Shaun is a practitioner of the Boabom martial art, avoids where possible the use of five-dollar words, and is the resident mixologist at Story+Structure. He holds a B.Ph. from Miami University in Interdisciplinary Studies and an M.A. in History from The American University.
Follow Shaun on Twitter @aecheylon or on Instagram.