Shelby at Work

As Art Director + UX Designer at MarketPlace, Shelby aims to push design forward and provide meaningful and relevant user experiences. Her thoughtful approach solves branding, design, usability and functional problems through creative solutions in print and digital.

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A MINI HISTORY

Shelby graduated from Saint Louis University with a Master of Public Health in Biosecurity and Disaster Preparedness before deciding to pursue design full-time. It was during her last year of graduate school that she realized her creative calling and finished her degree by turning a technical capstone project into a design portfolio project.

Her career curiosity and hard work led her to a local agency and SaaS company where she advanced from Art Director to Interactive Art Director to UX Designer. Always in pursuit of knowledge and skill, Shelby also earned a certificate in Human Centered Design from the University of California San Diego.

Shelby at Home

Shelby is an old soul in the truest sense of the word. She loves drinking tea, watching Murder She Wrote episodes, and going to bed early. She’s almost always reading 2-3 books at a time — typically a novel, a memoir, and a design-related book.

She’s also incredibly passionate about the things she’s interested in — namely true crime, traveling, good design (it’s not all subjective) and music (favorites range from The National to Chance the Rapper).

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RECENTLY PINNED

It’s safe to say I’ve got a recently saved Dribbble shot by Jay Fletcher. His brand work is some of the earliest I saw that made me really want to be a better designer. His style lives somewhere between timeless and contemporary, and everything he produces is both simple and satisfying.

Memorable Meal

It’s definitely a shuck-your-own oyster picnic at Hog Island Oyster Farm after a let’s-drive-and-see-where-we-end-up trip down the Pacific Highway. They were handed oysters straight out of the bay on ice, lemons, hot sauce, gloves and a shucking knife. Turns out working for your oysters makes them taste that much better.

Design doesn’t need to be delightful for it to work, but that’s like saying food doesn’t need to be tasty to keep us alive.

- Frank Chimero