Shannon McNab | photo taken by Jessica Safko

Hi, I'm Shannon McNab!

I'm a surface designer living in the San Francisco bay area with my game designer husband and our adorable rescue terrier, Paisley (yes, her name was my idea)

As a lifelong doodler and crafter, my fondness for anything handmade heavily influences my playfully colorful design aesthetic. When I'm not working in my cozy home office, you can usually find me at my local coffee shop, hunched over a sketch pad with a mocha or herbal tea in hand.

The Cliffs Notes of my Artistic Journey

I started my career as a graphic designer in the e-commerce department at Pottery Barn. While working there full-time, I fueled my love of surface design at night by creating patterns and selling them to the digital scrapbook community. 

Eventually, I shifted my focus from graphic design to surface design full-time and in 2017 I fulfilled a lifelong dream of exhibiting at Surtex.

I feel so very lucky to do what I love each and every day and am fortunate enough to work with some wonderful brands in the crafting, greetings, gift, party paper, and fabric markets. I can't wait to see who I'll get to work with next!

My Main Sources of Inspiration

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Traveling Near & Far

I have a deep love of traveling and world history – instilled in me by my parents at a very young age. My wanderlust fuels my curiosity and creativity, and manifests in many of my designs. 

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Many of my childhood memories are of Disneyland, thanks to my grandfather who worked for Disney. I'm grateful to have such formative experiences that have greatly influence my design style.

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Handmade Crafts

I've always enjoyed working with my hands whether it was sewing, cross-stitching, sculpture, drawing, or scrapbooking. It's no surprise then that my designs are often influenced by my many handmade pursuits.

Select Client List:

Becky Higgins, Bella Blvd, Carson Dellosa, Chalk Couture, Creative Teaching Press, Design House Greetings, Mixbook, Papyrus, PicCollage, Pyrex, Sears, Thirty One Gifts, Workman Publishing

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Artist photography by the fabulous Jessica Safko & hair and makeup by Fox & Doll. I highly recommend them both!!