Welcome to my portfolio. I am Shannon Carder (although the vast majority of my career I’ve been known as Shannon Stevens). Take a look around.
I was one of those people who always knew what I wanted to do. Or so I thought. I wanted to be a TV journalist since I was in the sixth grade. And guess what? I did it. For seven years I had the fortunate opportunity to work for KSFY-TV and report on the stories that mattered to the people of South Dakota, Southwest Minnesota and Northwest Iowa. I made Sioux Falls home. Then it was time for a change. Time for a new challenge. I spent several years in public advocacy and politics. Then, Sanford Health welcomed me into the world of marketing and I found my new “calling:” copywriting and the creative process.
But no matter the type of writing, I embrace it. I welcome a new challenge and I always enjoy learning something new. I consider myself to be a life-long learner. I am driven by coming up with the best creative solution for a client, whether it’s one ad or a complete re-branding package.
When I’m not putting words to “paper,” I am the proud mother of two children. I enjoy football, golf, a good glass of wine and taking care of my home and yard.
Let me know if you like what you see. Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment here. I’d love to hear from you and I’d be humbled to put my creative and writing passions to work for you.