Shayna PondDesigner in Media and Community Relations
Whether it be in print, on the web, on a t-shirt, a billboard, a magazine or anywhere else, if it is about the university (and looks good), then Shayna Pond probably had a part in its design. Shayna is the primary university Designer in the Media and Community Relations Office. She started at USAO in Sept. 2009.
As a designer at a creative institution like USAO, it may be easier to describe what Shayna doesn't do, but her official job description includes the artistic production of event promotions, admissions campaigns, web initiatives and brand development for the university.
Drawing has been Shayna’s passion from the time she was first handed a Crayon. For her, making a living as an artist is like playing a game -- and always winning! She studied illustration for three years at Oklahoma State University and completed her degree in Visual Communications at the University of Oklahoma in 2009.
Pond began professional freelancing in design and illustration in 2007. She is inspired by the people and places around her, far away cultures, her great grandma’s childhood stories and the history of the American West. She finds that she loves to do her work no matter where she is.
Shayna always carries her laptop and her Wacom in a big red bag. She is thankful that technology has provided her a way to make art without making a big giant mess. Her creative philosophy is to accomplish something better tomorrow than she accomplished today.