A Web Designer and Game Developer based out of Washington State.
Fullstack JS with an emphasis on UI/UX and visual storytelling.
Bringing content to users in an engaging way is my passion. We all have a story to tell, and simple, interactive web interfaces can open up users to receive content with open arms and open hearts.
A life-long artist with skills in many different areas including Game Design, Illustration, Animation, Spriting, and Writing, not a moment of my life goes by without my creative signature.
Back in 2001, I was a fresh-faced teenager looking to make my mark in the world. I wanted to make a comic book, but those were so old-hat (even then), and I wanted to do something innovative, so I teamed up with my best friend who was also an aspiring web developer and we made a web comic. It was a fantastic time, and I got much more exposure online than I would have making physical zines.
Later, in 2014, my friend called me again asking if I wanted to help him design a mobile game. I said yes. A month-and-a-half later came Blobfish Evolution, which went on to be played by over 1.5 million people, and featured by major YouTubers like PewDiePie and Matthias.
That experience sealed the deal for me, and shortly thereafter I went to Code Fellows and learned how to make beautiful and compelling online experiences.
The Blobfish Evolution mobile game was released in August of 2015. It's been downloaded by over 1.5 million people and has rave reviews on both the Apple AppStore and Google Play.
I was the principal Visual and UX/UI designer, asset creator, garilla marketer, and writer.
GhosTown is the brainchild of myself and my small final-project team at CodeFellows. It is a liner, text-based RPG about ghosts trying to escape a postappocalyptic Seattle.
My contribution was in UX/UI, visual design, animation, styling, and story writing.
Pong Me!, my CodeFellows 301 project. Users challenge their friends to ping pong matches. Simply sign in with Slack and initiate a challenge! Results are stored and posted.
It's the official office ping pong leaderboard!
"Nightmares... thanks. I love nightmares!"
"Shayne is a software developer's dream to work with. The assets provided for Upstart's games are always high quality and produced very quickly. He is very creative and easy to work with. Shayne also has brilliant insight into monetization strategies and marketing. He would be a valuable asset to any company looking for an illustrator."
"It was my sincere pleasure to have Shayne in two of my classes. I've been teaching web development for 1.5 years and I have yet to see someone as skilled with graphic design or visual architecture as he is. He is the rare developer that not only deeply understands how a website can shape a user's experience, but can also do the leg work of making that application a solid set of logic and design that is end-to-end a pleasant experience."
I am currently accepting new projects and would love to hear about yours!
Why not take a few minutes and tell me about it?