I’M KATHLEEN SHANNON.
I believe in living what you love and doing what you want. I believe there is power in capturing, shaping, and sharing the story of your life. I want to live in a world filled to the brim with dreamers, thinkers, and magic makers. Here is what I know for sure: a little vision and a lot of guts will take you exactly where you need to be. As Goethe says, “Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” So let’s begin.
In a nutshell: When I was a kid I wore hand-me-down 1970s shorty running shorts and a wild head of hair. And nothing else. I liked to watch dust float in the sun, spend afternoons drawing and digging holes to China. Through school I desperately wanted to be good at sports but instead excelled at biology, art, and playing the French horn. I went to college for a fine arts degree and graduated with a passion for graphic design. I had a starter marriage that predictably ended in divorce. I married my soulmate, Jeremy, and started blogging to document our life adventures. I worked my way up as a senior art director in advertising until I decided that advertising is horseshit. I quit my job, trekked through Nepal and found my calling helping other creatives live what they love. I started Braid Creative with my sister where we help creative entrepreneurs vision, plan and brand their dream job.
These days I’m obsessed with the work / life overlap – I believe us creatives can best find success, happiness, and a nice paycheck by blending who we are with what we do.