Shawn Busse, Founding Partner

With over 12 years as a designer and art director, Shawn is your concept guy. He has an incredible knack for finding opportunities in your business and turning them into new streams of revenue. No one does a better job with launching brands, making a splash, and monetizing marketing efforts. Shawn’s a great guy to have on your team.

Shawn grew up in Roseburg, Oregon with the cows (yes, he was in 4-H). Ever ambitious, he illustrated his first book at age 5, called “I Am Special.” After determining that cows make horrible art critics, he moved to Ashland, Oregon where he received his BA in Fine Arts from Southern Oregon University, and then attended Ohio State University for his Master’s Degree. His large-scale, site-specific installations have been featured in museums and galleries across the country.

Now living in the “big city,” you can catch Shawn leading brand initiatives, counseling business owners, or occasionally covered in drywall dust from his endless house remodel projects. Over the years, Shawn has led numerous transformational business efforts that resulted in more client profits, better visual design, and sticky, marketing strategies that actually work. His hard work and passion for design has earned him national recognition in award competitions and publications. He believes every business can realize profound opportunities by tapping into the people and values that underpin the organization.

An avid volleyball player and NPR fanatic, Shawn lives in NE Portland with his 3 chickens and dog, Cooper. Some say he’s determined to recreate the 4-H years.