Last year we announced our new mission to change the way people design connected products and services and we were blown away by the response. All kinds of conversations were sparked and it's inspired designers the world over to step up and design for influence. A talented designer has answered the call and joins our team to help us reach new heights! Without further ado, meet...
Shannon Rhodes, Designer
Shannon hails from the birthplace of rock n' roll, Memphis, Tennessee. Even as a kid, Shannon was a problem solver, always building things, taking them apart and figuring out how they worked. While other little girls played with Barbies, Shannon was drawing bugs she collected from the yard and building Lego sets.
In college, she earned a BFA with emphasis in Graphic Design at Mississippi State University and eventually settled in the city of Jackson, Mississippi. It was there where she accidentally stumbled into web design and front-end development. What she thought was a print designer position actually turned out to be a web designer role, but that didn't phase her. Always eager to learn new things and take on new challenges, Shannon rolled up her sleeves and learned how to crank out all kinds of marketing websites.
After a few years of building her web chops, Shannon moved back to Memphis to focus on visual design for the web. She worked her way up to an Art Director role, responsible for maintaining visual consistency and quality.
Shannon came across ZURB and fell in love with our mission and values. We've set a pretty ambitious mission of changing the way people design connected products and services, and Shannon wanted to get involved. Realizing that ZURB was a place she could learn and grow at, she packed her bags and moved out to California to come join our team.
I came across ZURB and instantly got excited as I read their design principles. I love the idea of teaching the world that design is more than pretty pictures. I knew this was the place that I wanted to learn and grow at.
In addition to exploring the natural beauty and culture of the San Francisco Bay Area, Shannon is eager to dive into solving problems for our clients in our Studios business. We're looking forward to seeing all of the awesome ways Shannon will help us change the way people design!