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A swiss army knife of a designer

Shannon Towell is a designer with a passion for problem solving. With skills across UX, motion, and illustration she can be set on a task with reassurance the job will get done.

For over five years Shannon Towell has worked across the design industry in roles that have taken her from teams of five to Fortune 500 companies. You may have seen her work previously at State Library Victoria, Melbourne Zoo, or hanging in the CBD.

Shannon has a keen interest in where design can be combined with digital, print and technology. When she isn’t designing, you can find Shannon reading, travelling when she can, and semi-successfully training her furry son Jerry to nail a double high-five.



2022 — Present

As an Experience Designer at Wongdoody I’ve been crucial in creating design systems, and improving/building UI from the ground up for our clients. Always anchored in best practice when it comes to accessibility, research, data, and built using advanced features in (usually) Figma.

Closer to home I’ve assisted on improving internal processes when it comes to sharing work within the design team and wider organisation, creating guidelines and approaches to build our design teams confidence and capabilities within Figma, and assisting with initiatives within Wongdoody to improve our offerings in new and existing areas.

2018 — 2021

In my Experience Designer role I provided user experience, creative concepting, visual design, and prototyping. Through my tenure I had the pleasure of working closely with clients such as State Library Victoria on the GLAMi award winning Map-O-Matic, Zoos Victoria, Melbourne Museum, Australian Sports Museum, Google, and Jewish Museum of Australia to produce exciting, innovative, interactive installations, and digital experiences.

Monash University
2017 — 2018

In my position as Multimedia Designer, I used a variety of creative approaches to tackle creating and improving learning resources for students and staff in the Arts Faculty. I achieved this by researching and implementing UX changes for existing internal web platforms (Moodle, Mahara, etc.), creating 2D animations that explain complex concepts and theories. Other duties included creating print material, e-marketing templates and continually refining our team’s branding style.


As a Creative Design Intern I designed a variety of internal and client assets including user interface designs, animations, posters, email templates, presentations, videography and photography. During my twelve month internship I became certified in IBM Design Thinking, and worked with many clients including: David Jones, ANZ, BP, and had the pleasure of working as Lead Designer on the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week iOS app, and social dashboards for 2016.

The Examiner
2013 — 2014

In my Event Photographer position, I was responsible for capturing photographs of people along with their relevant information at events throughout Launceston, and its surrounding suburbs. These events included fundraisers, openings, leavers dinners, birthday parties, as well as general events. Additional responsibilities included editing, archiving and publishing the images to internal databases so they were ready to be published in print or online.

Santa’s Photo Factory

I started my ~paid~ creative career as a Santa Photographer in a six-week stint based in Myer, Launceston. My main role was taking photos of frightened children, friends, and families with the big man in red. Whilst not relevant to the work I do now, what a debut! 🎅

P.S. Don’t forget to ask me what ‘cookie photos’ are!


Bachelor of Communication Design

Monash University, 2014 – 2018

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