John Shannon

John Shannon

Austin, TX, US



Interior Designer with seven years experience and ten previous in the graphic arts. Specializing in hospitality design, branding and restaurant concepts. Strong understanding of operations. Ability to leverage planning, custom furniture and graphics to elevate user experience. Interested in how to bring hospitality design to new places such as fast casual and rollout concepts. Outgoing, hardworking and passionate about creating beautifully functional spaces that enrich people’s lives. 



Rockwell Group, New York, NY, US, Designer/Project Manager


- Custom Burger, Lead Designer, PM

- Beerhive, PM, Drawing Sets

- Agave, PM, Planning

- Magnolia, PM, Planning

- H-Burger, PM, Drawing Sets

Aug 2016 - Mar 2017

Brand Bureau (An Avroko Company), New York, NY, US, Designer/Project Manager

- Barnes and Noble, PM & Lead Designer - New
in-store dining, lounge and bar experience

- Celebrity Cruise Lines, Oceanview Marketplace:
850 seat venue

- Rosewood BVI, Multi-Venue Planing, British
Virgin Islands

- Burger King, Rebranded Experience & Prototype
Store, Miami, FL and Paris, France

- General Assembly (Now Park Avenue),
All Phases, NYC

- Meso Maya, New Concept Roll-Out, Texas

- Viceroy Chicago, Jewel Box Bar

- Yotel, Schematic, Miami, FL

- Tommy Hotels, Custom Lobby Desks and Bar
Lounge @ 31st St. and Renwick St., NYC

- Ritz Carlton, Ballroom & VIP Lounge, Boston, MA

Aug 2013 - Jul 2016

tonychi & associates, New York, NY, US, Project Designer

- Grand Hyatt Chengdu, FFE, Space Planning
Custom Furniture, Signage (All Public Spaces)

- 8 Kwai Fong: Residential Tower, Hong Kong,
FFE & Custom Furniture

- Rosewood India, Lobby Renderings

- BC Hotel Beijing (New Brand),
FFE & Custom Furniture (F&B Spaces)

Mar 2012 - Sep 2013

Patrik Lonn Design, New York, NY, US, Interior Designer

Performed in mulitple roles for small high-end interior design firm, including project management, coordinating with vendors, sourcing furniture and materials, and guiding clients through the design process. Designed and installed several projects through to completion including construction management. Responsible for client presentations and design of the firm’s website,

Jan 2008 - Jul 2011

Cleary Gottlieb, New York, NY, US, Graphic Designer

Assisted with rebranding firm’s identity in the US and abroad. Created and managed national and international print ads, seminar branding and special events materials. Developed graphics and user interfaces for company website. Designed graphic materials for pro-bono clients Washington Irving High School, Women's Working Group, Global Constitution Builders and others.

May 2003 - Jun 2006

HC Printing, Austin, TX, US, Graphic Designer/Production Manager

Design and production of all client graphic needs including corporate ID, marketing materials, print ads and paper systems. Designed and managed company website and all marketing materials. Managed and oversaw all pre-press and post production processes.

Jan 2002 - Apr 2003


Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, New York, NY, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Minor in Art History.

Aug 2007 - May 2011

Austin Community College, Austin, TX, US, Graphic Design

Aug 1999 - May 2003

Areas of Specialization