Shawn Young

Graphic and Web Design Services

My approach to design is that it should give the user room to breathe, not overwhelm, and allow the content to emerge at the viewer's own pace. In this sense, the design aim is often to disappear, prioritizing content and usability over sensationalism and gimmicks. This isn't to downplay design's singular ability to connect with a target audience by communicating shared values, but in general, the most compelling design to me follows that honest alignment where function guides form.

Portfolio

Below is a selection of recent works.

Book Design and Publication

Client: Barry Napoleon, Shawn Young
Date: April 2017
Category: Graphic Design, Publishing
Skills: book design · copyediting · photo editing · graphic design · crowdfunding · publishing · Read More »

Website Development and Logo Design

Client: Aloha Turtle Tours
Date: June 2016
Category: Web Development, Logo Design
Skills: web design · search engine visibility · copywriting · photo editing · logo design Read More »

SEO Consulting

Client: Islandview Hawai’i
Date: May 2016
Category: Consulting
Skills: search engine visibility · Read More »

Web Page Improvements

Client: Atort Photography
Date: January 2016
Category: Web Development
Skills: web page design · HTML coding · photo editing · copyediting and copywriting · search engine visibility · Read More »

Business Marketing Video

Client: North Shore Treasure Hunters
Date: January 2016
Category: Video Production
Skills: video editing (Final Cut Pro) · HTML coding · marketing strategy · search engine visibility · Read More »

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New Website Development

Client: Atort Photography
Date: December 2015
Category: Web development
Skills: ecommerce platform development · Shopify theme customization · photo editing · copywriting · Read More »

pitaiyo yoga class photos

Retail Store and Yoga Class Photography

Client: Pitaiyo
Date: May 2015
Category: Photography
Skills: photography · art direction · photo editing · Read More »

Product Photography

Client: Sunrise Shells Hawaii
Date: March 2015
Category: Photography
Skills: photography · art direction · photo editing · Read More »

Website Redesign

Client: Sunset Suratt Surf Academy
Date: January 2015
Category: Web development
Skills: web design · Wordpress theme customization · photo editing · copywriting · online booking integration · search engine visibility · Read More »

Outdoor Recreation Photography

Client: Paddlestroke SUP
Date: August 2014
Category: Photography
Skills: photography · photo editing · search engine visibility · Read More »

Website Redesign

Client: Pitaiyo
Date: May 2014
Category: Deb Development
Skills: web design · HTML coding · Wordpress theme customization · online booking integration · search engine visibility · photo editing · graphic design · Read More »

New Website Development

Client: FXBG SUP
Date: April 2012
Category: Web Development
Skills: website design · HTML coding · copywriting · search engine visibility · Read More »

Retail Product Photography

Client: Potomac Paddlesports
Date: June 2010
Category: Photography
Skills: photography · art direction · web design · HTML coding · copywriting · search engine visibility · Read More »

Business Card Design

Client: Iconography
Date: July 2008
Category: Graphic Design
Skills: graphic design · identity · production · Read More »

Jesus College Oxford Rowing Club Logo

Logo Redevelopment

Client: Jesus College Boat Club, University of Oxford
Date: March 2004
Category: Graphic Design
Skills: graphic design · identity · apparel production · Read More »

Services Provided

Most clients contact me seeking improvements to their existing website. The hidden issue behind this request is that their existing web marketing strategy is underperforming (or, in some cases, completely malfunctioning) and one to which a more globalized approach would be in order. What I do is provide a suite of solutions that communicates the business' purpose and services in a mindful, results-oriented style. These include:

I also work closely with other developers and can provide consulting and project management services in app development and team-oriented design projects.

Availability

Updated May 2017 I'm currently booking with a two-week lead time for large projects. Small projects and maintenance can usually be completed within a couple of days. Get in touch with me for more information.

Testimonials

When I started my business, it became very clear that the Internet was an essential resource that I would need to utilize in order to build my clientele. After a few bad experiences with web developers and rejecting an average of 3 solicitations from marketing firms each day, it became clear that finding the correct website developer wouldn't be easy. I was referred to Shawn Young through a friend and, after a few consultations, it seemed like I might have found my guy.

“Since day one, Shawn has been honest, diligent, transparent, and made my concerns his concerns. Through a budget-conscious approach, he helped me build a website that had more return on investment than anything I have ever purchased. In addition to being clean, functional, and informative, the website he developed had excellent search engine optimization. He was helpful during the developmental phase and maintained contact after we went live so we could make all the necessary adjustments until I was 100% pleased. After rolling out our new website in 2012, we tripled our revenue in a 3 year period.

“Shawn has been a pleasure to work with and I can honestly say he was a great teacher throughout the process. He played a crucial role in helping my dreams of becoming a charter fishing captain come true.”

Nick Gonzales
Double Threat Fishing Charters
Miami, FL, USA

Design Background

I began working in commercial art and design in 1990, while still in high school. Since that time, I've followed a diverse path, narrowing my focus in 2008, when I began to more formally take on clients. You can read more about my graphic design work history on my background page.