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  • Shawn Gworek

    Head of Experience Design / 3D Retail & Environments

    Baltimore, MD

I am a strategic marketing and branding designer who specializes in 3D experiential design solutions. While communicating designs visually through hand sketches, SketchUp and digital explorations, I continually discover new and innovative ways to solve problems. Designing with a strategic approach based on upfront research to identify the problem at hand - from the conceptual phase of design thinking to finalizing experiential and merchandising solutions - I solve design problems by prioritizing the baseline of a clients need. Creating marketing & branding solutions, experiential spaces and fixtures/merchandising solutions that reflect and influence the user while elevating and enriching their entire experience. Highly motivated to meet client deliverables, I strive to go above and beyond expectations in all aspects of the design process. I am always looking to learn as much as possible so I can continuously grow as a designer. I thrive on meeting new people, asking questions and experiencing new things. Specialties: strategic conceptual 3D design - environments/interiors and fixtures/displays, translating brand and identity into environmental and merchandising solutions, understanding and developing brand identity, fusing market research and thoughtfully appropriate design solutions, creating quick visuals through hand sketches/gesture drawings, refining design direction through SketchUp and conceptual perspective drawings and renderings, architectural illustrations, material and furnishing exploration, space planning. I'm always open to other design opportunities as well, included but not limited to: Exhibit Design Set/ Theater Design Event Design/Planning

Work Samples

  • The Armoury Pop Up Shop

  • UA Canada Brand Shop

  • Johnson & Johnson Retail Shop

Work History

  • Head of Experience Design

    • Design B&B
    • Baltimore, MD
    • Oct 2016 - Present (1 year)

    The Fusion of Strategy and Execution

    Holistic Branding Solutions and Visual Identity Systems
    Brand Strategy and Architecture
    Design Thinking and Innovation Sessions
    Branded Environments and In-Store Design

  • Illustrator / Designer

    • Citylines Ink
    • Baltimore, MD
    • Jan 2015 - Present (2 years 9 months)

    citylinesInk is an art and design studio that specializes in hand drawn illustrations, focusing on architecture and cityscapes.

  • Senior 3D Designer, Global Retail Environments

    • Under Armour
    • Apr 2013 - Oct 2016 (3 years 6 months)

    Designing world-class environments within the Global Retail Environments team that create a consistent presence for UA at retail. Fixture Design, Shop in Shop Concepts, Elevated fixtures to tell product stories.
    Working closely with the brand and graphics teams to ensure solutions are on brand and integrated within the environment as well as the retail marketing team to ensure alignment with business goals.

    I WILL.

  • Strategic Retail Designer

    • 10 Red Design
    • May 2009 - Apr 2013 (3 years 11 months)

    A Momentum Company - Design:Influence / Employing design principles to strategically influence behavior. Shopper based design work with top brands to strategically change the way in which a shopper interacts with their environment and thinks about products. Retail design, visual merchandising, pop displays, store with a store conceptual development.

  • Freelance Environmental Designer

    • Sparks
    • Aug 2008 - Nov 2009 (1 year 3 months)

    Working as needed on the conceptual designs of retail, commercial and exhibit spaces. Conceptual ideation executed through hand sketching and rendering along with imagery and material exploration. Clients include: Intuitive Surgical, Vision Health Specialties & Google

  • Environmental Designer

    • Palladeo
    • Jun 2008 - May 2009 (11 months)

    Working in the Envision department, designing world-class retail spaces that bring to life clients’ visions and captivate consumers. We are a full-service environmental design and retail strategy consultancy.

  • Assistant Professor of Environmental Design Department

    • Kent State Unversity
    • Jan 2008 - Apr 2008 (3 months)

    Teaching sophomore students how to illustrate their design ideas through the techniques of hand-drawing and rendering, as well as Photoshop rendering.

  • Intern - Store Design

    • Little Diversified Architectural Consulting
    • May 2007 - Aug 2007 (3 months)

    Interior Design work in the Store/Retail Design department doing conceptual design development. Solving design problems with visual aids; conceptual sketches and renderings, furnishings and materials selection. Design solutions that reach far beyond architecture.

  • Intern - Visual Display and Merchandising Dept.

    • American Greetings
    • May 2006 - Apr 2007 (11 months)

Education

  • Cleveland Institute of Art

    • BFA Interior Design
    • 2003 - 2008

Specialties

Awards

Global Burke Award (team) - Johnson and Johnson Baby Category Reinvention/2011 Laura Shapero Scholarship for Excellence in Interior Design/2007 Outstanding Workstudy Award - Cleveland Institute of Art Admissions Office/2006 Diversity Award - The Plain Dealer/2004

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