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Shawn Turek

Graphic Designer

Shawn is the ultimate professional graphic designer. And interestingly enough, it’s his second career. “I have a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and was an engineer for a number of years. I went back to school for design to work in a field that would allow me to better use and develop my artistic side.” We’re glad he did!

Shawn excels at quality, elegant design solutions. “In my opinion, graphic design is more about order, structure, and constraints than no boundaries and complete freedom.” Shawn is also a life-long learner. He frequents design blogs and conferences, and is continually seeking to better himself.

When you need a designer to give 150 percent to your project, Shawn’s your man. He internalizes all of the complex details before diving into the design phase. “I am quite detail-oriented and somewhat of a perfectionist. I'm looking to create something of the highest quality for our clients.” His favorite quote comes from another engineer often known for his art, Leonardo da Vinci: "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

Shawn’s talent is in large part responsible for Checkerboard’s earning the unusual distinction of winning three American Graphic Design Awards Certificates of Excellence, sponsored by Graphic Design USA.

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