Jayson Shenk ‘99

Major: Art
Job Title: Art Director

Hometown: Diamond, Ohio

Employer: WRL Advertising

My responsibilities include graphic design work, messaging development, marketing and technical writing, photography and technical illustration.

MY EXCEPTIONAL STORY

Nationally Ranked
When I graduated from high school I didn’t have a clear idea of what I wanted to do. Mount Union’s ranking in US News & World Report helped me decide that it would be a good place to figure out what path I wanted to take.

Exceptional Education Across the Board
Mount Union provides you with a great education no matter what you study. The universal things you learn at a liberal arts school help you no matter what field you’re in.

After Mount
After graduating from Mount Union, I earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from the Cleveland Institute of Art. My first professional job was as a production artist at American Paper Group.

Staying Close
I still keep in touch with my friends from Mount; these are 20-year friendships now.

The Essentials
My education at Mount gave me essential tools, the foundations for continual learning and the ability to articulate and communicate ideas in writing.

The Key to Success
My Mount Union education has been the key to career advancement. It’s prevented me from getting pigeonholed as a software technician. Having the ability to articulate the benefits of an idea is invaluable.

Creativity and Challenges
The best thing about my current job is that it’s a great combination of creativity and problem solving challenges.

 

My education at Mount gave me essential tools, the foundations for continual learning and the ability to articulate and communicate ideas in writing.

Fun Facts

In a meeting with your peers is your phone on the table, in your pocket or purse, left at your desk or in your car?
Left at my desk
What is your favorite movie?
“The Big Lebowski”
What is your usual bedtime?
11 p.m.
Do you dance in the car?
Maybe
What was the occupation you wanted to be when you were a kid?
Comic book artist
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