Shawn Griffin

Shawn P Griffin Creative Services / Freelance Photographer, Designer, Copy Writer, and Social Media Consultant

Hong Kong

Shawn Griffin

Shawn P Griffin Creative Services / Freelance Photographer, Designer, Copy Writer, and Social Media Consultant

Hong Kong

Shawn Griffin

Shawn P Griffin Creative Services / Freelance Photographer, Designer, Copy Writer, and Social Media Consultant

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Photographer, Designer, Copy Writer

Originally from St.Louis, Missouri, I am a Hong Kong based Creative, Photographer, and Social Media Marketer. After completing my MFA in Photography at SCAD in Hong Kong, I have directed career developing content for major brands including Devialet, Kate Spade, Nestle, AMEX, Prudential, and Lululemon.

In the future

Ambition

In the future

My ambition is to create works both visually and written that engage, inform, and emotionally impact those who view them.

Sept 2017
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Present

Freelance Photographer, Designer, Copy Writer, and Social Media Consultant
Present

Sept 2017 -

Present

Consult with clients on creative directions for advertising pitches, social media content, and branding. Style and produce photo shoots for a range of clients and uses ranging from social media content to create fashion editorials.

The Pandora Box Collection for Laurine Watches (Photographer)

Produced product photography for Laurine Watches "Pandora Box" collection.

The Pandora Box Collection for Laurine Watches (Photographer)

Produced product photography for Laurine Watches "Pandora Box" collection.

Puppets and Marionettes for Villa Noaielle Hyéres Festival (Photographer)

Photographer for fashion designer Thomas Chu to support his collection's entry into the Villa Noaielle Hyéres Festival.

Puppets and Marionettes for Villa Noaielle Hyéres Festival (Photographer)

Photographer for fashion designer Thomas Chu to support his collection's entry into the Villa Noaielle Hyéres Festival.

Out in Hong Kong Tennis Open (Photographer)

Sports photographer for the 2017 Out in Hong Kong Tennis Tournament.

Out in Hong Kong Tennis Open (Photographer)

Sports photographer for the 2017 Out in Hong Kong Tennis Tournament.

Flow Fashion (Photographer)

Photographed the premiere lookbook and campaign imagery for Hong Kong fashion brand, Flow.

Flow Fashion (Photographer)

Photographed the premiere lookbook and campaign imagery for Hong Kong fashion brand, Flow.

Startup Weekend Hong Kong Fashion 2.0 (Coach and Consultant)

Coached fashion industry contributors on branding, design, and photography utilization for building their brand identity.

Startup Weekend Hong Kong Fashion 2.0 (Coach and Consultant)

Coached fashion industry contributors on branding, design, and photography utilization for building their brand identity.

Holisocks Social Media (Photographer)

Contributed to content photography for Holisocks' social media pages.

Holisocks Social Media (Photographer)

Contributed to content photography for Holisocks' social media pages.

Gay Games Hong Kong 2022 (Photographer and Content Consultant)

Ongoing photographer for the Hong Kong's hosting of the Gay Games, including bid activities, events, and preparation leading up to their hosting in 2022. Some activities include covering the delegation team's bid presentation in Paris, participation in the Hong Kong Pride Parade, hosting of Hong Kong's Out in the Open tennis tournament, and filming promos featuring RuPaul's Drag Race winner Bianca del Rio.

Gay Games Hong Kong 2022 (Photographer and Content Consultant)

Ongoing photographer for the Hong Kong's hosting of the Gay Games, including bid activities, events, and preparation leading up to their hosting in 2022. Some activities include covering the delegation team's bid presentation in Paris, participation in the Hong Kong Pride Parade, hosting of Hong Kong's Out in the Open tennis tournament, and filming promos featuring RuPaul's Drag Race winner Bianca del Rio.

GREEN Fall Winter 2019 Collection for Maria F Nava

Photographed, edited, and managed social media for @mariaf.nava 's premier season launch which debuted in Atlanta, GA, USA in 2018 and was later featured at London Graduate Fashion Week 2018 as well as Paris Fashion Week 2018

GREEN Fall Winter 2019 Collection for Maria F Nava

Photographed, edited, and managed social media for @mariaf.nava 's premier season launch which debuted in Atlanta, GA, USA in 2018 and was later featured at London Graduate Fashion Week 2018 as well as Paris Fashion Week 2018

Sept 2016
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Sept 2017

Content & Digital Manager

Sept 2016 - Sept 2017

Create content for digital media, social media, and website usage. Plan and implement social media direction and manage social accounts. Manage visual direction of the company website and online presence. Manage and control artistic assets. Coordinate with photographers and social media influencers for new content shot on site.

The Rebellion of Rosary Beads

Apr 2017

The Rebellion of Rosary Beads

Apr 2017

Rhody Chan, Leslie Montgomery, Shawn P. Griffin: Playing It Straight

June 2017

Rhody Chan, Leslie Montgomery, Shawn P. Griffin: Playing It Straight

June 2017

Hong Kong's 30 Under 30, The Loop Magazine

Mar 2017

Hong Kong's 30 Under 30, The Loop Magazine

Mar 2017

Personal Portfolio Website

Personal Portfolio Website

Raven and Rose Season 2 (Photographer)

Photographed and designed a fashion editorial for Raven + Rose's season 2 launch

Raven and Rose Season 2 (Photographer)

Photographed and designed a fashion editorial for Raven + Rose's season 2 launch

Luxarity Launch (Photographer)

Chief Photographer for luxury fashion brand Luxarity's Hong Kong launch.

Luxarity Launch (Photographer)

Chief Photographer for luxury fashion brand Luxarity's Hong Kong launch.

Jodha 2017 Collection (Photographer)

Chief Photographer for fashion brand Jodha's 2017 collection

Jodha 2017 Collection (Photographer)

Chief Photographer for fashion brand Jodha's 2017 collection

Sweater Weather - 2017 Launch Collection (Artistic director and Photographer)

Artistic Director and Photographer for Sweater Weather's lookbook and launch campaign photos for their 2017 collection "Departures 001"

Sweater Weather - 2017 Launch Collection (Artistic director and Photographer)

Artistic Director and Photographer for Sweater Weather's lookbook and launch campaign photos for their 2017 collection "Departures 001"

Waking Up in China, Sweater Weather (Photographer)

Photographed and assisted with artistic direction for fashion brand Sweater Weather's FW2017 collection campaign imagery.

Waking Up in China, Sweater Weather (Photographer)

Photographed and assisted with artistic direction for fashion brand Sweater Weather's FW2017 collection campaign imagery.

"No Straws, Thanks!" for Ocean Park (Voice-over Artist)

Performed English language voice-over for Ocean Park's environmental awareness campaign against the use of plastic straws.

"No Straws, Thanks!" for Ocean Park (Voice-over Artist)

Performed English language voice-over for Ocean Park's environmental awareness campaign against the use of plastic straws.

The Economist's Gallery of Numbers (Curator)

Curated an art exhibition showcasing 6 Hong Kong artists from the LGBT community to be presented at The Gallery of Numbers held in Google's Hong Kong office for The Economist. The panel/ art exhibition highlighted the plight of LGBT persons in Hong Kong's workforce.

The Economist's Gallery of Numbers (Curator)

Curated an art exhibition showcasing 6 Hong Kong artists from the LGBT community to be presented at The Gallery of Numbers held in Google's Hong Kong office for The Economist. The panel/ art exhibition highlighted the plight of LGBT persons in Hong Kong's workforce.

May 2016
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Sept 2016

Devialet

5 months

Artistic Coordinator (APAC)

May 2016 - Sept 2016

Contracted basis: Concepted localized brand material. Work with the international office to create new campaigns for Asia Pacific region. Design ad assets for print, web, and installation. Assist in managing local social media. Liaise with the production team and local production companies for printing and quality control. English copywriting.

Girl is on Fire (Photographer)

Photographed the fashion editorial "Girl is on Fire" for Joyce Group's web publication.

Girl is on Fire (Photographer)

Photographed the fashion editorial "Girl is on Fire" for Joyce Group's web publication.

Deep Waters (Photographer)

Photographed the fashion editorial "Deep Waters" for Joyce Group's web publication.

Deep Waters (Photographer)

Photographed the fashion editorial "Deep Waters" for Joyce Group's web publication.

Apr 2014
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June 2016

Digital Content Specialist

Apr 2014 - June 2016

Manage and create visual content and copy for client's social media presence. Manage brands' social media pages with a focus on luxury and fashion brands. Concept and create visuals and materials for pitching and training. Film events and training assets. Photograph, film, illustrate, and concept visual assets for clients (web and print). Proof and ready 2D designs and materials for professional printing. Assist with events and activation concepting. Founding writer for "The Squeeze" internal publication on recent noteworthy news and social media trends.

SLIDELUCK Hong Kong III Exhibitor

Mar 2016

SLIDELUCK Hong Kong III Exhibitor

Mar 2016

Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize Exhibitor

Mar 2015

Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize Exhibitor

Mar 2015

Art + Money Show Exhibitor

Mar 2015

Art + Money Show Exhibitor

Mar 2015

The Right Art, Surface Magazine (Print Edition)

Feb 2015

The Right Art, Surface Magazine (Print Edition)

Feb 2015

June 2014

Savannah College of Art and Design

Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Photography

June 2014

Thesis project: The Church of Fashion Religious Iconography in Fashion Marketing and its Effect on Psychology and Sales. Teachers Assistant for Modern Art History course Tutored for Vision First Refugee Services as a representative of the SCAD Photography Department

Hong Kong's 30 Under 30

Dec 2011

Hong Kong's 30 Under 30

Dec 2011

Second Runner Up, Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize

Mar 2014

Second Runner Up, Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize

Mar 2014

Slideluck Hong Kong I Exhibitor

Mar 2014

Slideluck Hong Kong I Exhibitor

Mar 2014

The Church of Fashion Solo Exhibition

Mar 2014

The Church of Fashion Solo Exhibition

Mar 2014

Silver and Ink Exhibitor

Mar 2014

Silver and Ink Exhibitor

Mar 2014

SCAD Open Studio Exhibitor

Mar 2013

SCAD Open Studio Exhibitor

Mar 2013

Silver and Ink Exhibitor

Mar 2013

Silver and Ink Exhibitor

Mar 2013

45th Annual Truman State University Juried Exhibition

Mar 2012

45th Annual Truman State University Juried Exhibition

Mar 2012

44th Annual Truman State University Juried Exhibition

Mar 2011

44th Annual Truman State University Juried Exhibition

Mar 2011

Gold ADDY Award for Poster Design (Student)

Mar 2010

Gold ADDY Award for Poster Design (Student)

Mar 2010

Silver ADDY Award for Editorial Spread (Student)

Mar 2010

Silver ADDY Award for Editorial Spread (Student)

Mar 2010

Silver ADDY Award for Poster Design (Student)

Mar 2010

Silver ADDY Award for Poster Design (Student)

Mar 2010

Fresh Photographer, Photo and Camera Review (Print Edition)

Aug 2013

Fresh Photographer, Photo and Camera Review (Print Edition)

Aug 2013

Sept 2013
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June 2014

Photographic Technology Assistant(Intern)

Sept 2013 - June 2014

Perform maintenance tasks for photographic equipment, printers, and darkroom chemicals. Troubleshoot issues with equipment. Photograph special events for the campus.

Sept 2013

Teachers Assistant(Intern)

Sept 2013

Grading papers, planning lectures, and mediating topic-driven discussion.

Dec 2006
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Jan 2014

Target

8 years

Team Trainer(Intern)

Dec 2006 - Jan 2014

Trained team members in front-end sales, cashiering, guest service, sales floor, electronics, Starbucks, Target Cafe, and Signage. Worked only during college holidays from 2012- 2014.

Mar 2013
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June 2013

Photography Tutor(Intern)

Mar 2013 - June 2013

Tutor refugees in simple camera techniques and processing. Taught basic computer skills and minor English tutoring.

June 2012

Truman State University

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Visual Communications

June 2012

Truman State American Institute for Graphic Artists PRISM (Gay/ Straight Alliance Program) National Educators Association

May 2011
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July 2011

TBWA

3 months

Intern

May 2011 - July 2011

Assisted with idea generation f or ad campaigns and commercials for Chinese divisions of American companies (Skittles, Absolute, Pepsi). Created mock ups for event fixtures (Maybelline Beijing Fashion Show, Uniliver Conference)


Publications

Rhody Chan, Leslie Montgomery, Shawn P. Griffin: Playing It Straight

June 2017

The Rebellion of Rosary Beads

Apr 2017

The Right Art, Surface Magazine (Print Edition)

Feb 2015

Fresh Photographer, Photo and Camera Review (Print Edition)

Aug 2013

Hong Kong's 30 Under 30

Dec 2011

Accomplishments/Portfolio

GREEN Fall Winter 2019 Collection for Maria F Nava

Gay Games Hong Kong 2022 (Photographer and Content Consultant)

Startup Weekend Hong Kong Fashion 2.0 (Coach and Consultant)

Flow Fashion (Photographer)

Holisocks Social Media (Photographer)

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Awards and Certifications

Hong Kong's 30 Under 30, The Loop Magazine

Mar 2017

SLIDELUCK Hong Kong III Exhibitor

Mar 2016

Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize Exhibitor

Mar 2015

Art + Money Show Exhibitor

Mar 2015

Second Runner Up, Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize

Mar 2014

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Languages

English - Native, Japanese - Conversational