Shannon is an exhibit and brand environments designer, and has been in the industry for 18 years. From 2009-2012, he lived with his family in Zambia, Africa (at an off-the-grid bush camp that they built on the bank of the Zambezi River) and worked among rural farmers facilitating permaculture farming methods. The desire to combine his exhibit design skills with real-world appropriate technology and community development experience in Africa led Shannon to pursue a MA in Sustainable Design from MCAD, graduating in December 2016. He currently works as a senior designer for The Four One Group in Orlando, Florida, but is also busy building an independent design consultancy, Mud Hut Lab, with the goal of advancing sustainable practice within the combined industries of exhibit design, tourism and socially-driven enterprises. Shannon is based in Missouri.
Thesis title: An Integrated Living Home Exhibit