Shea is a digital designer who works across a range of design disciplines to effectively manage design in print and digital, in a world where strategically combining the two has never been more important.
With a proven track record of growing new and established brands, he has seen identity systems grow from small startups with nothing more than a primitive logo to household names with an engaged audience and strong visual communication at every consumer touchpoint.
Keeping a close eye on startup businesses, he's always prepared for whatever it takes to turn an idea into a brand that people build a deep sense of loyalty and personal connection with. Ultimately, his aim is to combine the creative thinking of design process with the analytical aspects of user experience and brand story.
Partner & Creative Director / 2015 - Jul 2021 / Studio Six
UX/UI Designer / May 2014 - Feb 2016 / General Studios
Throughout Shea's (contract) involvement at General, he worked on the design of proprietary app platforms and web design projects for businesses spanning a wide range of industries. While gaining crucial experience in the processes of wire-framing and user-flow, he also developed a good understanding of the relationship between brand storytelling and the digital space.
Graphic Designer & Marketing Coordinator / May 2013 - Apr 2015 / The Mexico Group
Working for this sister company of Britomart Hospitality, Shea's time here gave me exposure to the strategic brand and marketing side of the business, with a focus on growing social media presence to become one of the most 'Liked' NZ businesses on Facebook. Ongoing refinement of the brand (and a full suite of collateral) required careful management as the company grew from a single location to a nationwide restaurant chain.
Raffles College of Design & Commerce
2010 - 2013
Bachelor of Design, specialising in Graphic Design
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2008 - 2009
Associate of Science Degree, specialising in Digital Media