Hi! My name is Shadalene
That's pronounced "Shay-duh-lean" and
rhymes with "Maybelline."
I'm a graphic designer and pattern addict living in Southern California.
I'm passionate about bringing creative visions to life and skilled at formulating and ACTUALIZING design solutions.
My observant and empathetic nature, along with my background in marketing, make me great at interpreting what clients & businesses want and turning it into effective & impactful
A Little About Me
I like all things "sleek" - shiba inus, Mercedes-Benz coupes, and Night Fury the dragon.
Cooking, reading, and running are my go-to stress relievers.
I first learned how to use Photoshop c. 2003 to create Smallville and Gilmore Girls collages.
I've been sewing since I was little.
Bare walls freak me out.
I've Worked in Fashion, Editorial,
NON-PROFITS, and Marketing.
Junior Graphic Designer (Temp), Ergobaby
Mar 2018-May 2018 / Los Angeles, CA
Freelance Graphic Designer, (Clients include AdoptMatch, Loyola Law, and Various Lifestyle Sites)
Dec 2015-Present / Southern California
Content Marketing Coordinator and Graphic Designer, TruAdopt Nonprofit Law
Dec 2015-Present / Los Angeles, CA
Content Marketing Consultant
July 2015-May 2016
Marketing Associate, Cooking.com
Oct 2013-Jun 2015 / Los Angeles, CA
Owner and Designer, Shades A. Designs
Mar 2013-Jun 2014 / San Diego, CA
ELLE.com Editorial Intern, Hearst Corporation
Jul 2012-Sep 2012 / New York City, NY
Currently Available for Freelance and Hire.
To reach out about opportunities or for a copy of my resume, please contact me.
I am a Proud Alumna of UCLA and UCLAx
University of California Extension 2016-2017, Design and Communication Arts Certificate (Graphic Design)
University of California, Los Angeles: 2008-2012, B.A. in English Literature
Clubs and Organizations: Hammer Museum Student Association, Fashion and Student Trends at UCLA
What They're Saying
"We have had the pleasure of working with Shades for a little over a year now and can’t begin to express how grateful I am that we found her. Shades is a creative genius and a highly organized thinker, all rolled into one fabulous gal. She listens to what we need, expands upon the vision, then responds with a multitude of great options from which to choose. She has a keen eye for both quality and value.
Shades has helped us create a brand - including logo, letterhead, business cards, marketing materials, website design and social media - which truly expresses our vision and effectively targets our client base. Thank you, Shades, for being an integral part of the creation and launch of our branding."
"Shadalene designed a poster for an exhibit I was creating. I gave her almost nothing to work with - just a description of what my exhibit would be about - but nonetheless she came up with an amazing design that my whole team loved. I can't recommend her enough. "
ATTORNEY, REFERENCE LIBRARIAN, AND ADJUNCT PROFESSOR AT LOYOLA LAW