Shawn Short, MFA

With more than ten years of design and marketing experience, I believe in design attached to a strong marketing strategy. People and human stories matter. Design should be simple (not figuratively but defined), descriptive, and effective.

As a web designer content efficiency, while keeping in mind UX, is important to me. My experience has been with nonprofits and start-up companies; sectors that need design to push optimal marketing and storytelling. Print and product design concepts are structured around functionality and clarity – aiding clients to reach their business goals.

My current interests are “color exploration”, game development, 3-D animation and 2-D and 3-D blending.


Dog Bark Media LLC, Washington, DC
Creative/ Web Designer, 2020 – Current

Ngoma Center for Dance/Dissonance Dance Theatre, Washington, DC
CBO/CMO/Editorial & Web Designer, 2012 – Current

Black Dance Festival, Washington, DC
CBO/CMO/Web Designer, 2019


2018 – 2019
University of Liverpool Management School, PGC in Business

2011 – 2013
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, MFA in Dance, Coursework in Digital Art, Film and Photography

2001 – 2005
Howard University – BFA in Musical Theatre, Coursework in Theatre Administration

Hootsuite Academy

2018 – Advanced Social Advertising Certification – Syracuse University
2018 – Advanced Social Media Strategy
2016 – Social Marketing Certification
2016 – Social Selling Certification
2016 – Hootsuite Platform Certified – Social Media Marketing

EMERITUS Institute of Management
2017 – Digital Marketing: Customer Engagement, Social Media, Planning & Analytics
2017 – Innovation of Products and Services: MIT’s Approach to Design Thinking

Shawn Short Designs (c) 2021