Hello, my name is Shawn Rossi. I have been working professionally in the Creative Industry for over 17 years. I am a multidisciplinary, hands-on Creative Director + Designer + Artist, who is very passionate about: art, design and conveying a client's message. In short, a modern day Renaissance Man. I am devoted t… Read More
Hello, my name is Shawn Rossi. I have been working professionally in the Creative Industry for over 17 years. I am a multidisciplinary, hands-on Creative Director + Designer + Artist, who is very passionate about: art, design and conveying a client's message. In short, a modern day Renaissance Man. I am devoted to using my skills, knowledge, and experience in the Creative Industry by contributing as a team leader/member in creative problem solving. Achieving this with professional experience in 3D/2D animation, motion graphics, photography, illustration, web design, print design and multimedia authoring.
It all began much earlier than 17 years ago. My first money made from my art came in the third grade. My classmate, Derek, offered me $40 for my hand-crafted, Mother's Day present we created in Art Class. In turn, he gave me the one he created. My stomach turned as I gave my Mom Derek's wreck of an art project. It was short-lived as she smiled and said, "Thank you for the wonderful present!" Two things I learned with that Mother's Day project: colors could have pretty names like "lavender" and I could make money off of my art.
A graduate of the Art Institute of Houston and The School of Communication Arts, I began my career in the trenches of Graphic Design. I started out working on multiple weekly/daily newspapers and magazines. I learned the importance of working fast and efficient. My humble beginning was a launching pad for a career that spanned all disciplines of the Creative Industry. I have held positions as: Media Specialist at Datacom Textron (The world's leading multi-industry Fortune 500 company), Senior Art Director at Aspyr (The leading Macintosh Entertainment Publisher) and Creative Director / Owner of Reaction Studios. My clients include (but not limited to): Dr Pepper, Ford, Anheuser-Busch, AT&T, Denver’s Children’s Hospital, Sprocket Design+Build, Medtronic, Nicorette and Advertising/Marketing Firms.
When I am not behind the monitor with my Wacom Tablet in my lap, I am outdoors. I currently live in Denver, Colorado where I enjoy: snowboarding, cycling, running, camping, traveling and merry making. My motto is work hard and play harder. I am looking forward to moving back to Texas, so that my son can experience a life growing up with family. I am and always will be a Texan. Read Less