• Designing Thoughtfully
    Guided by collaboration and the union of ideas.
    Energized by passion, relentless drive, and curiosity.
    Determined to create work of the highest caliber.

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Still updating portfolio, but do browse

Musings & Things

AIGA Boston: Designing Diversity: Black Designers & Value in Diversity

Thank You to AIGA Boston for inviting me to a vibrant panel on this topic.

AIGA Philadelphia

Thank You to AIGA Philly for the Keynote event in which I shared the B.O.L.D. Principle (research on black designers and their perspectives on creativity in the communication design field).

AIGA Design Conference

Thank You to AIGA for the platform to share my research on black designers and their perspectives on creativity in the communication design field. Link to presentation coming soon!

Silicon Harlem

Thank You to Silicion Harlem for the opportunity to participate on the Next Generation Branding Panel. Here are some key takeaways from the panel.

Design is a Teenager

Thank You to xCHANGE for the opportunity to give the keynote presentation: Design is a Teenager - The Promise of Design to Impact Business.

Thesis Published

Design, Creativity, and Diversity. Learn about my thesis research on the perspectives of black graphic designers in the search for new canons on creativity.

Selected as HOW Judge

Honored to be one of the judges for HOW's 2016 In-House Design Awards!

People to Watch Honoree

Honored to be selected as one of GDUSA's People to Watch 2015!

One of the great functions of art is to help us imagine what it is like to be not ourselves, what it is like to be someone or something else, what it is like to live in another skin, what it is like to live in another body, and in that sense to surpass ourselves, to go out beyond ourselves.

- Adrienne Rich

First memories, the dearest.

As a child, I was absolutely mesmerized by the vast sky and soothing breeze – it was just so wondrous and vast. My most unforgettable memories would be those of the raw and colorful landscape and sky of Trinidad. Most dear and memorable.

Some people care too much, I think it's called love.

- A.A. Milne

About Shani

A Curious Type. Creative Leader Combining Design & Business.

I am the Executive Creative Director at S&P Global. I am the leader of a talented, global, Creative team and collaborator for the Marketing & Communications team. Dedicating over 10 years as the Creative Lead in the FinTech (financial technology) sector, I've embraced working at the crossroads of data and technology at both a start-up and a multinational corporation and continue to advocate on the behalf of creativity to impact business. My guiding principle is to DESIGN FORWARD - championing creativity in design, branding, and management.

In 2017, I completed my MBA at the Berlin School of Creative Leadership. I hold a BA in Art History and a BFA in Painting and Computer Art from Tufts University. I also attended AIGA & Yale, Business Perspectives for Creative Leaders Program in 2012.

Being active in the design and local community is important to me. I serve on the Arts Board at The Bronx Charter School for the Arts and was a Board Member of InSource as Digital Lead. In 2015, I was named GDUSA’s People to Watch.

I love to create. From seemly nothing to possibly everything.

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Creative Competencies

  • Art Direction
  • Communication Design
  • Corporate Brand Identity
  • Concept Development
  • Design Thinking
  • Graphic Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Product Development
  • Leadership Skills

    • Change Management
    • Employee Development
    • Team Building
    • Strategic Planning

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