Shannon Sonnett

Freelance Digital Artist & Graphic Designer

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Identity branding for The Bluebird Blues Festival, Prince George's Community College. Items included postcards, posters, t-shirts, program booklets, flyers, tabloid covers, and mailers. The original design was created in Photoshop and modified for each branding piece.
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This long-running PBS television series, hosted by Matt Damon, explores the fragile relationship between people and the world they inhabit. The series is produced by Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Marilyn and Hal Weiner in association with South Carolina ETV. A common thread runs throughout all the programs — the necessity to achieve a balance between the needs of people and the needs of the environment. Loss of farmland to urban development, the pollution of the Earth’s rivers, inadequate housing and water resources for those living in the world’s mega-cities — these are just some of the topics covered in Journey to Planet Earth. Voted Yahooligans “Cool Site of the Week” (4/21/2003). I worked as Website Designer for this long-running series. As the series expanded, we expanded the site to include new imagery and more detailed information about each area of interest. Original designs were done in Photoshop and then hand-coded with HTML and Dreamweaver to be hosted on PBS.org.
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This documentary for PBS by award-winning filmmaker David Grubin and narrated by Richard Gere, tells the story of the Buddha’s life, a journey especially relevant to our own bewildering times of violent change and spiritual confusion. It features the work of some of the world’s greatest artists and sculptors, who across two millennia, have depicted the Buddha’s life in art rich in beauty and complexity. Hear insights into the ancient narrative by contemporary Buddhists, including Pulitzer Prize winning poet W.S. Merwin and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Join the conversation and learn more about meditation, the history of Buddhism, and how to incorporate the Buddha’s teachings on compassion and mindfulness into daily life. I worked as Website Designer on this project, first creating the look-and-feel in Photoshop, then handing it to the development team to create the backend. I created the style sheet for them to incorporate and all banner and sidebar ads for "The Buddha" for PBS.org.
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This landmark transmedia project featuring a four-hour PBS primetime national and international broadcast event, a Facebook-hosted social action game, mobile games, two websites, educational video modules with companion text, a social media campaign supporting over 30 partner NGOs, and an impact assessment plan all inspired by "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide," the widely acclaimed book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. I worked as Website Designer on this project, first creating the look-and-feel through Photoshop and then working with the development team to create the style sheets and backend on the Django platform, hosted on PBS.org.
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Digital Art
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About Me:
SUMMARY
Award-winning Graphic Designer with more than 19 years of experience in public-facing digital and publication design offers visually rich solutions for both web and print. Proven problem solver is a flexible team player with excellent organizational, project management, and communication skills.

SKILLS & EXPERTISE
• Extensive experience working with clients from concept to completion through assessment of needs, creation of original designs, and production of final product.

• Proficient in creating and producing content for web and print using industry-specific software programs.

• Web-specific skills including user interface and front-end web design, banner ads, photo editing and optimization, contributing to social media campaigns, hand-coding websites in HTML and...
Location
Upper Marlboro, Maryland, United States