JEFF SHAW | SENIOR ART DIRECTOR | DESIGNER | PHOTOGRAPHER

BUILDING BRANDS

Vision

Understanding the importance of every team member and how their individual contributions relate to the overall success of the business.

Leadership

Jeff leads his teams by example. Identifying clear pathways to success through collaboration, mentorship and professional development.

Experience

Open, honest and approachable. Trusted for his experience as a designer and communicator. Respected for building relationships.

Title: Church & Front, Toronto Photo by: Jeff Shaw

An introduction

Hi there, my name is Jeff Shaw, I am a senior art director, designer and photographer. For over 15 years I have specialized in the art of communication, building web, print and digital campaigns for a wide array of clients. In my spare time, I teach and volunteer in my community.

As an art director and designer, one of the most enjoyable aspects of my job is my mentorship role. Being able to share my knowledge of industry standard software and emerging technologies keeps me energized and engaged. I’ve led teams of various sizes and do so with a laid back, patient style.

As a professional shooter, I have extensive experience on the set and on location. In addition to my role as a photographer, I have also directed both photography and video shoots. I am an experienced video shooter, editor, colour grading technician and special effects artist for both film and still images.

The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.

JEFF SHAW | SENIOR ART DIRECTOR | DESIGNER | PHOTOGRAPHER

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

SOFTWARE

Adobe Creative Suite and Beyond
Photoshop
inDesign
Wordpress
Premiere Pro
After Effects
Illustrator
Adobe XD
Sketch

BUSINESS

People Management
Studio Management
Conflict Resolution
Resource Development
Team Building
Client Consultations
Scheduling

Extremely versatile

“Extremely versatile in a variety of creative disciplines including print, web, video and photography. Jeff is a perfect leader, not just by his years of experience but by his ability to teach and guide his team.”

Empowers his team

“Jeff empowers his team, mentors staff in a positive way, all combined with an approachable attitude. Jeff is a leader: as head of a creative team, as a tech savvy visionary and as a cutting edge designer.”

Exceeds expectations

“His design work always exceeds client expectations. He is an asset in every meaning of the word. I am proud to have worked with Jeff and I highly recommend him.”

Title: Humber Bridge, Toronto Photo by: Jeff Shaw

A typical day

Is there anything really typical about working in an agency? For those of us who have done it for years the answer is a big hell no!

For me, I’ve settled into a nice groove of management and getting in there and helping the team when needed.

Currently, my responsibilities are in the 80/10/10 range. 80% art direction & studio management, 10% design 10% photography.

  • Art Direction
  • Studio management
  • Photography
  • Design

JEFF SHAW | SENIOR ART DIRECTOR | DESIGNER | PHOTOGRAPHER

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JEFF SHAW | SENIOR ART DIRECTOR | DESIGNER | PHOTOGRAPHER

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Title: Pan Am Games Fireworks, Toronto Photo by: Jeff Shaw