Hello There,

I’m Shawn Farnum, a Graphic Designer whose passion for design took root in the late 1990s during my studies at The Art Institute in Seattle. Although my journey there didn’t culminate in a degree, it laid the groundwork for a lifelong love of design. My educational path led me through Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell, MT, where I studied Web Design in 2009/2010. This experience was pivotal, setting the stage for my eventual entry into the Graphic Design School at Montana State University and earning me a Bachelor of Fine Arts in December of 2021.

Over the years, I’ve honed my skills across various industries, including fintech, healthcare, and augmented reality, cultivating a versatile portfolio that speaks to my broad expertise. My approach to graphic design is deeply rooted in understanding the user’s needs and business objectives, allowing me to create visually compelling and strategically aligned solutions.

I excel in conceptualizing and executing design projects from start to finish. My process involves thorough market research, the development of targeted personas, and the creation of engaging visuals that communicate effectively with audiences. My strong communication skills foster effective collaboration with cross-functional teams and stakeholders, ensuring that every project aligns with the overarching vision and goals.

My design philosophy is anchored in a data-driven, user-centric approach, emphasizing the importance of aesthetically pleasing, intuitive designs. Proficient in leading design software such as Adobe Creative Suite, Figma, and Sketch, I also bring valuable web development skills, including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, to facilitate efficient handoffs to development teams.

I am well-versed in agile methodologies, reflecting a commitment to agility and iterative development in my work. Beyond graphic design, I possess extensive skills in UI/UX, Web Design, and WordPress. underscoring my holistic approach to design and development solutions. With a proactive, organized mindset and a dedication to excellence, I am ready to contribute my talents to any team, continuing to explore the intersection of design innovation and user engagement.


Shawn was a pleasure to have on our team during his internship. Within a limited timeframe, he quickly dove into design tasks and saw larger projects to completion during the engagement. Shawn knows his toolset, what software to reach for, and the processes to employ when it comes to creative problem-solving.

Casey Ferguson - Vice President of Marketing, Zoot Enterprises

“Shawn is responsive, helpful and a self-starter. He helped us with a website redesign and not only came to the table with good ideas but was fast working and on schedule. Even though the project is complete, Shawn is still helpful and willing to answer questions.”

Sara Crow – Marketing Manager, CrossTx

“Shawn is a superb designer and developer. Not only is he able to come up with a very esthetic and user-friendly layout, he is able to construct it with the necessary web development tools. He would be a twofold asset to any company.”

Nicholas Marucci – Instructor, Montana Code School

“Shawn had a solid foundation in UI/UX design that proved to be very useful come course projects. His ability to charge forward into the realm of programming, further displayed his capacity to be highly trainable, as well as eager to learn. I believe he would make a great addition to any team.”

Lauren Nichols – Teaching Assistant, Montana Code School

“Shawn has been quite helpful as a co-founder of DropTrip. He is completely committed to its success and works to improve his skills and abilities on a regular basis to make that happen. He stays focused on the task at hand and clearly never stops thinking about the challenges we face and how to solve them. He is willing to jump in wherever needed.”

Doug Warner – CEO, DropTrip


Drop me a line, I love collaborating and talking with other designers. While I’m always available for one-off graphic design work, my main focus is finding full-time,  remote, or in-person employment opportunities.

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    Bozeman, MT