Shawn Hakes

Shawn Hakes

I am a skater who doesn't know how to skateboard



Member Since

January 2013

Graphic Designer at Exit Design in Philly. I enjoy all forms of storytelling, from theater to film to experiential design. I love to learn new things and solve puzzles.

Ask me about

My favorite podcast: “This Podcast Will Kill You”

My super power is

I am a very fast learner and am very good at adjusting to change

I'm looking for

Things/people that will challenge my thinking and change my perspective

What I love about experience design

I love witnessing people reach new heights, either intellectually, emotionally, or spiritually. Experiencing growth yourself is an amazing thing, but to be with someone else when they are experiencing it is life changing. Whether it is creating something beautiful, shifting a paradigm, or doing something you never thought you could do.

Best piece of advice I've ever heard

“Anything is better than nothing.” – Don’t give up because something isn’t perfect “Bigger dummies than you.” – There are plenty of people who have tried and succeeded at what you want to do

Practice Area

Branded Environments, Placemaking, Strategy/Research/Planning, Wayfinding

Focus Area

Destination Experiences, Graphic, Interactive, Signage


Education, Healthcare, Recreation