The Clients & Projects

About the Designer

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Hello, I am Shawn T Gray, a Cleveland-based independent graphic & web designer. Over the past five years, I have worked with clients locally and nationally to create unique projects that fulfill and surpass the client's expectations.

Using my wide array of design knowledge and skills, I have worked to help new entrepreneurs and small businesses create and cultivate burgeoning brands and ideas. I have filled a variety of roles—including brand advisor, marketing & customer experience strategist, general consultant, among other roles—while never straying away from my main role as their head (and in many cases, only) creative designer.

I have met many amazing entrepreneurs, all with unique and great ideas. However, I have often found myself being spread too thin. I have been easily burned out by all that goes into being a freelancer. The idea that creating great design pieces to fulfill clients' needs is only a fraction of the work needed to be a successful freelancer. The financial instability. The inability to work with other creatives to complete a project. All of these have lead me to a breakthrough conclusion:

I am not meant to work alone.

Recently, I have begun shifting my focus away from strict freelancing. Away from the lonely independence. I am currently seeking to further develop my design career, young as it may be, by working with larger firms as a project-based contractor or in-house designer.

The best ideas rarely come from a single person, but rather a team of creative people firing synapses and smashing brain cells. This is how great, even unforgettable products and ideas are formed.

Let's work together to make great things!

Me at a Glance

Fields of Focus

Tools of the Trade

Animate (formerly Flash)

Previous Volunteer Work

Weapons of Mass Creation FestCleveland GiveCampGlobal Game Jam

Current Memberships

AIGACSU Alumni AssociationFreelancer Union

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