• Designing Thoughtfully
    Guided by collaboration and the union of ideas.
    Energized by passion, relentless drive, and curiosity.
    Determined to create work of the highest caliber.

A Work In Progress


I love to create. Going from seemly nothing to possibly everything.
Editorial. Interaction Design. Corporate Identity. Events. Advertising... It's all artistry.

Determined to gain real-world experience while in college, I began my design career as a Creative Intern at Young & Rubicam with aspirations of becoming an Art Director. Not ready to abandon my passion for painting and curiosity of other disciplines, I transferred from Columbia University to Tufts University and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. It was there, in computer science 101, that I caught the coding bug and created my own website in 1999. I later earned a BFA in Studio Art & Computer Art and a BA in Art History. After college, I worked as an Art Instructor and Web & Graphic Designer for Publishing, Music, and Non-Profit clients until returning to my hometown of New York City.

While enjoying the freedom and variety of independent work, I wanted the challenge of building and growing with a company and found my match at a Technology start-up, Capital IQ. Now part of the McGraw-Hill Financial, I serve as the leader and mentor for the Design team and creative collaborator for the Marketing & Communications team.

Forever a student, I'm inspired by learning. I'm currently pursuing my MBA at the Berlin School. See my initial impressions.

I reside on the planet of Brooklyn, but love a trip. Next trip in 2015: San Fran & Bay Area, the Dominican Republic.


On heavy rotation right now:
Music you just have to groove with - Classic house: Hot Music, but I also love K- OS sample on Superstarr.

Most used technology:
Big ups to Spotify, one of the few apps I pay for because it's so worth it!
Pocket. One day I'll catch up with al those saved articles...
Web Developer add-on when all else fails.
Evernote of course.

Meal I drool for:
Rice and peas, macaroni pie, plantain, avocado, tomato, mom’s stuffing, escovitch snapper, must have with kuchela (each in their own compartment on the plate – ok platter) with homemade limeade - brown sugar!

Top of travel bucket list:
The hotter, the better. Brazil, South Africa, Thailand, Kenya, Petite Martinique


Work In Progress

Still updating portfolio, but do browse

The Night Time, Is The Right Time

Feb 2014
April 2014
November 2014
July 2014
August 2014
October 2014

Event Full

Last year was full of creative highlights in design, art, and music. Have a look at some of my highlights.

Some people care too much, I think it's called love.

- A.A. Milne

First memories, the dearest.

As a child, I was absolutely mesmerized by the vast sky and soothing breeze – it was just so wondrous and vast. My most unforgettable memories would be those of the raw and colorful landscape and sky of Trinidad. Most dear and memorable.

Contact Me

Interested in working together?
While I am updating my portfolio, I am happy to share some of my work not yet showcased. If you'd like to see more of my work, please shoot me an email or connect with me online.

© 2015 - shanisandy.com | ON THE WEB SINCE 1999 | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED