Shado Norstegaard

Graphic Designer

Technical Illustrator

Visual Artist / VJ

Audiovisual Tech

Musician / Composer

Shado Norstegaard
Shado Norstegaard
Shado Norstegaard
Shado Norstegaard
Shado Norstegaard
Shado Norstegaard

Graphic Designer

Technical Illustrator

Visual Artist / VJ

Audiovisual Tech

Musician / Composer

About Me
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I'm a designer based in Seattle. My background is built upon a lifelong devotion to exploring creative problem-solving using the power of visual communication

  • Age: Gen X
  • Residence: Seattle, WA
My Services
Design & Illustration

Deep-level versatility with computer-assisted design and illustration tools. Fluent across Adobe CC and equally at ease in PC or Mac environments.

CAD / CAM

Technical design and drafting of experiential graphics, ADA wayfinding systems, and fabricated signage for architectural construction projects

Motion Graphics / Animation

Extensive hands-on experience with Adobe After Effects and Adobe Animate for 2D visuals, with some Cinema 4D thrown in when extra dimensions are desired

Video Editing / Visual FX

Whether it's meticulously cutting and splicing clips in Premiere or developing real-time generative visuals, editing video content into tangible experiences is innately wired into the circuitry

Trade Names
Shado Inc.
Psychedelic Television
Fractal Laser
PSY Global
Clients
Testimonials
Resume
Experience
Technical Designer
2021 - Present
Technical Designer
Evergreen Sign Co.
Kent, WA

Illustration, drafting, conceptual design and development of precision-scaled machine-ready shop drawings for architectural graphics and signage fabrication

Graphic Department Manager
2018 - 2020
Graphic Department Manager
Trade-Marx Sign & Display
Seattle, WA

Lead creative driving start-t0-finish graphic design, fabrication shop drawings and production art for a 50-year-old Seattle custom fabricator / sign manufacturer serving top corporate clientele

Graphics Specialist
2018
Graphics Specialist
AlphaGraphics
Seattle, WA
File preparation and production for grand format displays and exhibits - paid consultant for dye sublimation and liquid lamination training to employees
Production Manager
2017 - 2018
Production Manager
Stella Color
Seattle, WA

Manage grand format production workflow entailing fine art, wall coverings, fabric displays, architectural graphics and experiential design exhibits

Graphic Production Artist
2016
Graphic Production Artist
McNamara Signs
Seattle, WA

Design, production and fabrication of large format architectural signage,  and environmental graphics

Lead Designer
2008 - 2015
Lead Designer
Summa Inc.
Seattle, WA

An instrumental force within the marketing department of a global sign equipment manufacturing brand - Spearheaded a vast spectrum of technical design projects and creative collateral throughout web, digital, and print

Graphic Designer
2008
Graphic Designer
Decal Guy
Beaverton, OR

● Design, consult, and meet with clients
● Produce signs, graphics, and apparel to specs
● Employee hiring, delegation, and supervision

Graphic Designer / Digital Signage
2007 - 2008
Graphic Designer / Digital Signage
Art & Sign Production, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

● Graphic design for major clients in the music, film, and entertainment industries
● Programming and distribution of digital signage assets
● Content creation / copy writing for retail electronic displays and digital POP kiosks

Graphic Designer
2005 - 2007
Graphic Designer
Signarama
Dublin, GA

Assisted a new franchisee with developing a profitable sign company. Lead graphic design and production duties

Graphic Designer
2001 - 2004
Graphic Designer
Sign Pro
Cheyenne, WY

● Design Artwork from Client Input
● Provide Quotes and Invoice Customers
● Operate Printers, Laminator & Vinyl Cutting Equipment

Prepress Production Specialist
2000 - 2001
Prepress Production Specialist
Vision Graphics
Cheyenne, WY
Optimize, operate, and maintain imaging equipment for full-color process printing at mass-scale. Plate preparation, file processing, and color correction
Graphic Designer
1999 - 2000
Graphic Designer
Little Ol' Printshop
Cheyenne, WY

Learned the fundamentals of the printing industry while developing initial graphic design layout skills using Pagemaker and Photoshop

Education
American InterContinental University
2006 - 2007
American InterContinental University
Atlanta

B.F.A. in Visual Communications. Digital Design core

Middle Georgia State University
2004 - 2006
Middle Georgia State University
Cochran

B.S. in Business Administration and Management. Merchandising and Marketing Certificate of Diploma

Cabrillo College
1997 - 1998
Cabrillo College
Soquel, CA

Studio and Fine Arts, silkscreen concentration

Black Hills State University
1994 - 1995
Black Hills State University
Spearfish, SD

Studio and Fine Arts, commercial design concentration

Skills
Software
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • CorelDraw
  • InDesign
Strengths
  • 2D
  • 3D
  • Print
  • Digital
System
  • Vector
    98%
  • Raster
    91%
  • Video
    93%
  • Audio
    87%
Knowledge
  • Proficiency with drawing & drafting
  • Experience with industry-leading design tools
  • Proficiency in digital design & web devlopement
  • Project management
  • Decades of sign fabrication
  • Mac and Windows fluency
  • Hands-on and proactive team contributor
Blog

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SHADO Inc.
  • Address: Seattle, WA
  • Email: shado@sha.do
  • Phone: 206.953.1975
  • Freelance: Available
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