Shannon Essad

Senior Project Team Lead

Fun Facts

  • Easily inspired by travel, music, culture, & deep conversations
  • Avid user of emoticons when texting
  • Found Nemo while snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef

On Paper

Shannon graduated cum laude from James Madison University with a BS in Organizational Communication and was awarded Organizational Communication Student of the 2012-2013 School Year. Prior to joining the Unboxed team, Shannon completed two internships in social media and marketing at Evolve Professional Development and the Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance. While there, she honed her skills in everything from strategy development and online community management, to writing blog posts and monitoring and boosting website traffic.

In Person

Shannon’s mission is to create communication with a purpose. She is known for a relational approach, optimistic attitude, intentional questions, and love for brainstorming on a whiteboard. An active listener and an engaging question raiser, she’s always asking “what if?” Shannon enjoys the challenge of transforming complex ideas into simple concepts. By the end of the day though, her main goal is to empower others to reach their highest potential through both her interactions with them and the content she creates.

Posts by Shannon

This November, Help Unboxed Give Back to the Community

Culture & FunThis November, Help Unboxed Give Back to the Community

This November, during the season of giving thanks, Unboxed is rallying our friends and family to help us give back to the community. We're raising funds and awareness for a fantastic non-profit, the FRIENDS Association for Children. Please help us help FRIENDS reach their goal of $100,000 by November 30!

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It’s no secret that visuals can make or break your training content. Check out this infographic (so meta!) to see why it’s high time to stretch beyond psychedelic Word Art and generic stock photos, and learn 3 easy ways you can take your visuals from okay to ovation-worthy.

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