UX designer and project manager based in Portland, Oregon. Skilled at collaborating, I enjoy working with others to create human-centered designs that help make the world a better place. 

I've enjoyed several years of freelance and agency experience leading teams through large-scale projects for Unitus Credit Union, NOAA, and The Standard, as well as for a range of small businesses and non-profits. 

I am available for short- and long-term working relationships in which I can immerse myself in your project and make great things happen. Please contact me to discuss availability.  

My facility for detail, friendly disposition, and deep fondness for interesting ideas make me a valuable asset to the teams I join. Over the past 17 years I've been continually challenging myself and evolving my skills, which include: 

UX Planning and Design

  • Information architecture and user experience design (including audits, personas, workflows, wireframes, and responsive prototypes)

  • User research, user testings, requirements gathering

  • Iterative design for print, digital and interactive applications

  • Branding, content strategy and messaging

  • Writing, editing and proofreading

  • Cross-discipline collaboration

  • Tools: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat / Axure / Basecamp / Drupal / Wordpress / Squarespace

Project Management

  • Clear communication of ideas between teams and clients

  • Proactive decision-making and thoughtful problem solving

  • Attention to detail

  • Strategic planning

  • Coordination and scheduling of people and resources

  • Budget management

  • Agile team management and delegation


I’m thrilled with Shannon’s work and her dedication to delivering a lot of complex scenarios very quickly. She was great with both our requirements team and with our business stakeholders. We’d work with her again in a heartbeat.
— Brenda Parrish
Incidentally, you’re like, the best project manager in the universe.
— Jesse Firestone

About Me

World traveler. Lover of food and books. Big smiler. Avid walker and biker. Interested in collaborating to make the world a better place.    


Portland State University

Honors/B.A. Fine Arts: Graphic Design/2000

Universitá per Stranieri

Summer Italian Study Program

Perugia, Italy/1997



Camino de Santiago

Pilgrim/Spring 2014

Catholic Charities

Volunteer Financial Coach

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Sister/mentor

Portrait by Nicholas Peter Wilson

Portrait by Nicholas Peter Wilson

Shannon is both organized and creative. She’s comfortable working on project details and big ideas at the same time.
— Shari King