Carl Shura Provisional RGD (Junior/Intermediate Designer)
June 15, 2015
Areas of SpecialtyBranding, Corporate Communications, Typography
Other CapabilitiesBook Design, Illustration, Information Design, Signage/Wayfinding
Languages CoveredEnglish, French
Company descriptionI combine words and pictures with ideas.
Why am I a designer?I've always been a visual thinker even before knowing what "design" was. Combined with my desire to make sense of the world around me and a craving for good narrative, it was only a matter of time before I discovered visual design as a way to maybe make a difference in people's lives.
As a thoughtful designer (my undergrad was a philosophy B.A), I approach each project with the objective to understand, and as a versatile designer, I execute the solution by simplifying what I've learned. As an illustrator, my process is heavily informed by a designer's sensibilities.
Why should you hire me?My experience the past 9 years stretches across agency, in-house, and boutique studio workflows, as well as a deep understanding of client/studio relationships as a freelancer and independent designer. I'm comfortable in print, digital, and environmental design. With a focus on helping clients navigate the design process, I've worked with local and national brands, and I've been featured several times in Applied Arts Magazine—twice for Packaging Design Awards.
I also really value community; in my personal work, I've forged strong relationships working with non-profit and arts organizations; and industry-wise, I've been an active member of the GDC since winning the National Scholarship Award in 2011, and since 2015 as a member of RGD.
Contributions to RGDRGD Mentor: 2017–2019