I'm Shawn.

I am a creative director, designer, and filmmaker based in Vancouver, Canada. I work in all mediums with experience in graphic design, film, interactive design, and product design. No matter the format, I solve business problems with strategic innovation, design, and storytelling.

I get excited about working with diverse teams of great people to explore possibilities and make awesome things. I provide leadership to grow the creative confidence and capabilities of the people I work with. I've been a member of small in-house creative teams that scaled up to create a big impact by pushing the boundaries of what is possible. 

I work freelance with forward-thinking clients and create new brands with my independent creative company, MAKE TODAY. In the past I have led creative projects at Destination British Columbia, Hootsuite, and Vancouver 2010. 

Get in touch: sp(at)shawnparkinson.com



I help you determine who you are now, who you want to be in the future, how you want people to feel about you, and what steps to take to make your aspirations real.

I define how your company looks, speaks, and behaves. And then I implement systems and guidelines to ensure consistency across your organization.

Campaigns, websites, film, photography, social, editorial, __________. I work in any creative medium with emotion and craft guiding the way.

I have a long history of building high-functioning internal creative teams. I consult with organizations that want to build their organizational creativity and explore what's possible with their brand.

I've seen and done a lot during my career, I help internal creatives level-up their capabilities without leaving your organization.

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© Shawn Parkinson 2020

Made with love in Vancouver.