My name is Shai Long, I'm originally from England and moved back and forth between Kent and Minnesota with my parents. After graduating with a BS degree in Interior Design, a minor in fashion and too many cold winters I spent some time teaching in France before I ventured out to San Francisco. I eventually graduated from The Art Institute of California-San Francisco with a BS degree in Graphic Design and management. I currently live in New York City.
Management has always been another passion of mine and I use both my design and leadership skills to smoothly manage anything from an office or project to reception desk or principles calendar. I also run my own event planning business and I am a certified Project Management Professional. In my experience I have had a majour focus on recruiting and managed a global team of nearly one hundred. You can check out all my skills and experience here.
I love learning new things and styles of design and management. In addition to inventing informative visual designs, I strive for quality and originality in all of my projects. Head over to my Graphic and Web portfolio to see some samples of my work.
My design experience has opened doors to many new ventures including Fashion Marketing. My one of a kind clothing line can be seen here on my online store.
Recruiting, Hiring, and Team Building I am anxious to organise and execute an inspiring candidate experience. I love meeting new people and building relations with them. I see my self as nurturing and humble. I have hired and managed a global team of almost one hundred in offices in India, London, Las Vegas, and New York. I have worked on everything from creating welcome packets, building teams, systems and process, to promotions, managing the CEO’s calendar and planning company holiday parties. I feel people should feel valued above all. I also have an extensive knowledge of talent acquisitions through various sites and systems.
Organisational Specialist Consultant. An organisation that isn't organised is in danger of failing, and the health of any profitable business depends on its workforce and how they operate. This is someone who works with a company to edit its practices and procedures to make it healthy and efficient. That's what I do. Organising small businesses or people to be more efficient.
Create file systems
Plan and implement training
Engineer guidelines for how to perform tasks
Standardise naming conventions
Standardise filing architecture and placement guidelines
Set up templates and blank documents
Minimise waste and clutter
Modernise systems and tools
Project Management and Team Management have been huge parts of my working life. I really enjoy working with a team to get things done and seeing my to do list get smaller. I am a certified Project Management Professional and have managed global teams
Another example of my entrepreneurial spirit driven by my design background is my Event Planning projects. I am experienced in planning, organising, marketing, and hosting events as well as designing the promotional materials and website for my self and my clients. My main example of event planning is for the alternative events category. A niche that many will not endorse but for the sake of equality I happily support.
One of the biggest parts of my creative experience has been in Photography. I enjoy this medium most to any other form of artistic expression. I travel the world getting shots to add to my portfolio and texture backgrounds to use and publish as creative assets. I also freelance in product photography and portrait photography. I photograph all my clients head shots for their sites as well as all of the product photography in my Graphic and Web portfolio.
Check out my Vita (CV) for my full list of education and experience.
Thanks for reading and hope to meet you soon!
From Pre Planning To Pixel Perfection — Shai Long Creative