Est. 1982

I approach design like I approach life: simply, intuitively and thoughtfully.


I have been practicing design professionally for about 12 years now with a strong focus in branding and identity. I've been fortunate to work with some of the industry's top studios, consultancies, and companies including IDEOIDEO.ORG, Atlassian and Widgets & Stone. I'm currently working as a part-time Sr. Designer contractor at Offset.

Photography has always been a huge part of my life. I grew up in my father's photography studio, Shipp's Studio, which my grandfather started. Two years ago I left my full-time, in-house job at Atlassian to focus on archiving my grandfather, Joe's, photos dating back to the 1930s——all 16,000 of them. Visit to learn more about that project. I'm continuing their legacy with my own photography, which you can see on this site or on Instagram.

If you'd like to inquire about usage rights or purchasing prints of my photos please contact me below.

In my other life I play old-time music with my wife in a little band. We live in a purple 1911 Queen Anne cottage in funky East Nashville with our dog. I find every excuse I can to get out into nature.

Check out my LinkedIn for full work and education history.

Past clients
826 Valencia • AIGA • Airbnb • Atlassian • The Bezos Family Foundation • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation • Clos du Vol • GOOD • IDEO • J.P. Morgen • Kermit Lynch • Kosta Browne Winery • Last Bottle • Mattel Games • Nike • OpenIDEO • Project M • Rock/Creek • Unilever