Shannon Kaye CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD RESUME
San Francisco, California
With more than 15 years experience in both private and commercial sectors I've provided content creation and art direction on video and social media projects for national brands, project management on interiors, art, and color consultations for private residences, and custom art commissions for both. My strengths are project development, story telling, client relations, team building and communicating with color. After hosting a national television makeover show, I developed a color training course for the largest paint contracting company in the US. I have produced aspirational color and design videos and provided on-camera talent for clients ranging from strong regional brands to a national shelter publication and international television channel. I have worked with color, art and design for my entire career and thrive on empowering people creatively.
I'm looking for a position as content producer working on special projects in marketing and branding. My goal is to expand my understanding of product design and development while building on my leadership skills and thriving in the collaborative process of creative visual projects. I am looking to contribute to a company that values creative expression, fosters sustainability, and does good for our local and global communities.
Shannon Kaye Finishing Touches, San Francisco California 1998 – Present
I started my company to offer creative services for the residential market. My business evolved and expanded over these 17 years from providing decorative painting and interiors services for homeowners to producing, writing and art directing aspirational video content, developing color training courses and hosting television shows for corporate clients who sell to the same residential market. My portfolio includes Southern Living magazine, DIY Network, Benjamin Moore Paints, Certa Pro Painters, Shur-Line Painting Tools, Pottery Barn Kids, Lifetime Channel, and Carlos Santana's Universal Tone Management. My role also has expanded from providing creative services, managing customer relations and handling all aspects of sales to include public appearances, product development, project management and team building, communications and storytelling, art director and executive producer.
Edelman Productions for DIY Network, San Francisco, Ca. 2006 – 2010
Host, Designer, Art Director
As the host and designer of Fresh Coat—a makeover show on the DIY Channel—I scouted homes, created design plans and painting projects, wrote show treatments, contributed to scripts and performed voiceover segments. I also assisted the producer in project management and shooting strategies to complete each episode on time with excellent results. I wrote a book, Fresh Coat, published by Sterling Publishing, New York, based on the show and made special appearances on other channels such as HGTV, Lifetime and TBS. In 2011 DIY Network hired me once again as Executive Producer and Lead Designer for a video series with simple paint and design projects, of my creation, which was distributed on their site as well as on ulive.com. To date, the 'XO Stairs' project remains among their most popular.
SMWM Architects, San Francisco Ca. 1997-2000
For the Metreon building in San Francisco, I assisted in the compilation of architectural and commissioning documents and handled all distribution. I collected and maintained files for project related documentation necessary to sustain project progress and worked effectively as an integral member of the architectural and building professionals team.
Page Kelleher Decorative Painting, Ross Ca. 1995-1997
Assistant to the Owner
I assisted in all aspects of this decorative painting business from creating estimates and client/project management, to painting and plastering interior surfaces with custom finishes inspired by traditional techniques. I learned the art of caring for upscale clientele while managing project budgets, leading artist teams, and providing a customized experience to go with the bespoke finishes we created.
Hobbies & Interests
An avid believer in sustaining our environment and contributing to our local communities, I have been a member of Build It Green, volunteered at Habitat for Humanity and am currently a member of both SFMade.org and Makeshift Society San Francisco. I enjoyed a rich musical upbringing and continue to play piano for pure enjoyment. At the core of these interests and everything I do, I am an artist, a painter who aims to make our lives and homes more meaningful.
Project Management, Client Relations/Account Management, Team Building, Storytelling for brand expression and customer engagement, Content Creation, Public Speaking, Program Development, Color Consulting and Training
Owen Bissell, Colleague
Fast and Light Productions
Owen and I began working together with at Edelman Productions in 2006 when he was a sound operator and I was hosting Fresh Coat for DIY Channel. We have continued working together as independent contractors on various projects for each other including a second video series with Kelly-Moore Paints that was filmed and released in Autumn 2015. Owen is an exceptional videographer with production, art direction, and communication skills that have made collaborating enjoyable and fruitful.
Eileen McComb, Colleague
Benjamin Moore Paints and Kelly-Moore Paints
Eileen hired me in 2008 to create and paint a custom wall treatment for a brochure with Benjamin Moore that was placed in 5000 of their stores nationwide. Eileen and I had the good fortune of working together again in 2014, this time with Kelly-Moore Paints to conceptualize and produce an instructional video series for their site and for other marketing purposes.
Dan Herz, Colleague
Net2TV for Portico television channel
Dan headed the content and production team for Net2TV's Portico Channel. As host of Southern Living I worked with Dan bi-weekly filming segment introductions and refining script details.