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Sr. Graphic Designer / Photographer / Videographer

As a Senior Graphic Designer and Creative Director, with over 15 years of experience working on national and international marketing, advertising, product launches, and image campaigns for global brands and companies, I help companies create a powerful brand identity that drives sales awareness and long-term success.

I’ve worked on corporate advertising, business-to-business marketing, and freelance graphic design projects. My background includes corporate, business-to-business agency, and freelance graphic design experience, with a history of leading print, interactive and digital design projects to acclaimed completion.

With nationwide and international marketing, advertising, product launch, and image campaigns for global brands and companies, including JP Sears, CSC now DXC Technology, Orbotix, ZT Systems, Rob Lowe’s Profile/Cobalt Skincare Line, A88CBD, as well as a host of startup and mid-size businesses.

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15+
Years
Experience
In Design

Seasoned Designer

SC Designs authentic style and fluid design, in conjunction with in-depth research, analysis, and creative thinking allow you, the client, to reap the benefits of a well organized project from conception to completion.

Print Design
Web & Digital Design
Photography / Videography

I was hired by Pervasive Software in 2000 to re-brand the company and establish a new set of brand standards. In 2005, I accepted a new role at Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) as a Sr. Designer and Event Photographer. I left CSC in 2013 to focus on opening my own craft brewery in Colorado. Grossen Bart Brewery opened its doors in November of 2014 in Longmont, Colorado. From conception to completion, I branded and marketed this brewery from the ground up. It is still thriving today. In 2017 I turned over my half of the brewery to my business partner to pursue the role as Sr. Graphic Designer and Videographer/Photographer for Applied Research Laboratories at the University of Texas in Austin.

It’s been an honor serving ARL and the Department of Defense for the past six years. Unfortunately, the majority of my work with ARL is classified and cannot be displayed in my portfolio. I’m the on-site designated photographer responsible for photographing classified subject matter supporting the Department of Defense. I also film and edit DOD lectures using Adobe Premiere. I am a Brand Ambassador responsible for all branding, logos, and artwork regarding Applied Research Laboratories and the University of Texas at Austin.

The Roadmap to Design

I’ve been drawing since I was old enough to hold a pencil. I began college in Dallas, Texas as a Fine Art major, but later switched to Communication Design at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. This was prompted after a discussion with the late Cartoonist Bill “Tex” Henson in 1993. He is credited with having named Disney’s chipmunk duo “Chip ‘n’ Dale“.  In the 1960s, he was a supervising animator on The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. Tex saw something in one of my ink illustrations that made him say: “Son, I think you’d be a wonderful Graphic Designer!”  That conversation meant something to me, and the rest is history!

Bill "Tex" Henson

My passion is bringing your idea to life! It brings me great satisfaction and joy helping clients achieve their creative goals. I listen carefully to your needs, and plot the course to success! 

~Shad Chancey

Projects

BRAND IDENTITY

My projects have included developing and creating the aesthetics and visual design to support complex communications and marketing campaigns in media appropriate to messages and channels, utilizing and evolving existing corporate identity standards while meeting business objectives. (The majority of my work at ARL is classified, and cannot be shared.)

LOGO DESIGN

Your logo design is the face of your business. It is the foundation of where your brand begins, so you have to get it right. With each logo design project, I will provide to you three ideas to choose from and two rounds of revisions. Each custom logo design is unique, different, and most importantly ORIGINAL. A logo that is memorable is a logo worth talking about. Lets connect to bring your brand to life.

FINE ART

I have grown up living and breathing art. As an only child, it was my escape and my best friend. I started my journey in college as a fine art major. After completing all of my courses, I switched my major to communication design. I still seek refuge in the world of oils, pastels, graphite, and charcoal.

PHOTGRAPHY

SC Designs offers a full line of photographic services ranging from product photos, head shots, and on-site event photography. I specialize in visual art, and great photography is a instrumental part in nearly everything that I do. Whether you need pictures for your website, corporate events, family portraits, senior pictures, I can help you capture the perfect image. Contact me for a project price list, and to discuss your next photography project!

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Creativity, vision, and originality are things that SC Design's brings to the table.

"Shad has continued to provide vibrant, modern, and striking design work for ARL. He has cared for University branding standards and has provided exceptional photography that meets the wide variety of departmental needs. He has greatly enhanced publications and works well with management to resolve issues as they arise leading to better solutions and resolution of issues." 

Susan Stockton, Strategic Communications Manager
Applied Research Laboratories

"Shad was amazing and I would highly recommend him. His creativity, his pricing, and his ability to get everything done quickly we’re all incredible. I will definitely use him again!"

Jason Lewis, Senior Loan Officer
Supreme Lending

"Shad is a consummate professional and talented designer. He is a collaborative creative who can translate the esoteric into the beautiful and functional. We have been elated with all that he has produced for our firm and recommend him highly."

Trey Dowdy, CFO
NextGen Benefits

"Shad has a photographer's eye for creative imagery and seems to find the image that enhances the message every time. He is also a gifted graphic designer with the ability to stick with it, until the print or web design gets your attention. His spirit of adventure and zest for the unusual is a welcome addition to any creative team."

Diana Kipfer, Advisor Art Direction at DXC Technology
DXC Technology

"If you expect stodgy, deflated images and ideas, Shad is not the designer for you. Shad breathes fire into campaigns with his unique perspective & vision. From one designer to another, Shad is one of the most creative people I've had the pleasure to know and work with. Challenge him and you will be pleasantly surprised."

Denise Chatas, Sr. Graphic Designer
Computer Sciences Corporation

"Shad's work is excellent and he's a pleasure to work with. He responds quickly to revision requests and was able to accurately interpret feedback to produce quality results. Great designs and a high degree of professionalism."

Travis Scott
ZT Systems
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Contact

Let's grab a coffee and get the creative juices flowing!

Zoom chats are also always welcome.

Dripping Springs, TX. 78620

Please send a message regarding the services you’re interested in, and I will send you a complete price list.  I look forward to hearing from you!