I help small businesses, nonprofits, and educational institutions improve their visual communication.

I am passionate about using design as a tool for change; this focus started early in my career at the design firm Red Rooster Group, where I helped nonprofits increase membership and reach through brand strategy and design. Then from 2015 to 2017, I was proud to help fund journalism at The New York Times as the Senior Art Director of their fledgling branded content studio, T Brand.

Since starting my own consulting business in 2017, I have helped clients who are at a pivotal point: their business is growing or changing, and they know that better branding and design is needed to support that shift. I provide a range of services from high-level strategy to hands-on design, copywriting, and even team workshops and coaching. 

Email me at hello@shainley.com to get in touch about a project, or learn more about my teaching experience and services here.


  • Visual Brand Strategy & Development

  • Website Design

  • Product UI / UX

  • Presentation Decks 

  • Reports (Online & Print)

  • Marketing / Social Media Assets


  • Scholars at Risk Network (NYU)

  • Committee for Children / Nurture Seattle

  • The Primary School, East Palo Alto

  • Center for Care Innovations

  • Golden Sage Market

  • Playful Software