About Us – Meet the Team
Website Designer, CEO
Shawna is the creative mastermind behind S. Barnes Designs. She is a disabled Veteran with a neuromuscular autoimmune disease called Myasthenia Gravis. She pursued graphic design after her medical retirement from the Army in 2011. She has been designing websites since 2016. In 2020 she was the owner of a print shop in Maine. However, due to her health and the economic post pandemic, in 2021 the shop was shuttered. She and her husband moved to Wisconsin in 2022 where she has been able to re-open her website design business, rebranded under S. Barnes Designs.
Information Technology Specialist
Daniel is the Information Technology Specialist and hosting partner for us at S. Barnes Designs. He is also an Army Veteran. He brings more than 30 years of Information Technology experience to the team. Daniel and Shawna have been working together for five years. This partnership allows for seamless customer service and prompt resolution to any “tech issues” that arise.
Kim is the custom graphics intern and contributor to the Intern Insights column for S. Barnes Designs. She is a gifted artist going to Husson College for Graphic/Visual Design. Many of the drawings you see on the website were collaborations between her and Shawna. She is available for commissioned work for your website or other uses.
Rob is the newest member of our team as our Accessibility Partner. He lives in Pittsburgh, PA with his wife. Rob and Shawna are colleagues in their writing endeavors through BioNews. Rob assists with our accessibility audits by performing site reviews using various screen readers to test usability on both mobile and desktop. Born with site, he became totally blind after being hit by a drunk driver in 1989. His real world assessments for actual functionality when it comes to accessing websites with his various screen readers is invaluable.