My name is Shayna Brewer, and I currently live in Tulsa, OK, with my partner, Nick, and two corgis, Pixel and Jpeg. I work remotely for the Center for Health Communication, an organization within the University of Texas at Austin.

I have 10 years of experience working as a designer in many fields: textiles, content creation, graphic design, and motion graphics. When I began work at BuzzFeed in 2017, I expanded my skills as a creative video producer and illustrator. As of now, I am the Creative Lead for Online Education, where I have built the branding for the Health Communication Training Series, its UX design, motion graphics, videos, and so much more.

When I'm not working, I'm either making my own creations, watching my favorite show, RuPaul's Drag Race, or exploring my new city.



Experienced Video Producer, Animator, and Graphic Designer with a demonstrated history of working in the Internet industry. Skilled in UX, graphic, motion, and web design. Strong arts and design professional with a Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.).


Creative Lead for Online Education - 2021- Present

The Center for Health Communication

Austin, TX

  • Applies UX research and design principles to HealthCommunication Training Series (HCTS) courses
  • Creates the branding and guidelines for HCTS
  • Works with the learning and content management platformsCanvas, YouTube, Panopto, and H5P
  • Utilizes DesignPlus, HTML, CSS, and the Adobe Suiteto maintain an aesthetically pleasing, easy to navigate userflow in HCTS courses

Freelance - 2019 - Present

Science and Environmental Journalism Department of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska | Northern Lights Celtic Dancers | Phyllis Fagel (Author) | Grin | Tenderly Magazine | Humann | Everlywell | Baby Sitters Club Club (Podcast) | Desktop Metal | Sarah Morgan (Author) | Sherie Weldon (Artist) | Watershed Art House | Rebecca Heiss (Speaker) | Kendra Scott


  • Applied UX research and design principles to websites
  • Created Illustrated, editorial, social, and info-graphic materials
  • Animated promotional materials
  • Designed logos
  • Designed trade-show booth graphics and print materials for events
  • Designed deck templates

Creative Video Producer - 2017 - 2019


Austin, TX

  • Wrote, directed, produced, shot, and edited videos for variousBuzzFeed platforms
  • Used existing video assets from corporations, such as Coca-Cola, to create new, shareable products that felt native within social media platforms
  • Illustrated comic strips for social media


Remote Working
Design Thinking
Constructive Feedback

Interpersonal Skills
Work Ethic
Attention to Detail


Adobe XD
After Effects

Motion Graphics
Video Editing
Color Theory


Pratt Institute

Brooklyn, NY
Master of Fine Art, Digital Imaging

University of Alaska

Fairbanks, AK
Bachelor of Fine Art, Computer Art

Honors and awards

13th Annual Trash Makeover Challenge:
Earth, Wind & Water

Texas Campaign for the Environment, Austin, TX - Sep 2023
Awarded 2nd Place for the creation of a garment using 90% recycled materials that reflected 2023’s theme: 70’s fashion combined with any or all of these elements: Earth, Wind & Water. This year 29 teams participated in the challenge. The Trash Makeover Challenge is a unique annual fashion show that features amateur and professional fashion designers. .

Enlightened Raspberry Pi Contest

Hack A Day, Online Competition - November 2016
Awarded the Grand Prize for the Creation of the Pix-E camera
with Nick Brewer

Digital Arts Chair Award

Pratt Digital Arts Department, Brooklyn, NY - May 2014
Awarded after graduation for excellence

Graduate Scholarship from Pratt Institute

Pratt Digital Arts Department, Brooklyn, NY - May 2014
Scholarship Awarded for Excellence at Pratt Institute

Honorable Mention

Fairbanks Arts Association's Bear Gallery, Fairbanks, AK - January 2009
Honorable Mention for the animation, "Mupples," for a juried show at the Bear Gallery

Clients via Buzzfeed,Creative Circle, and Freelance Work

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