Nice to meet you! My name is Shaylynn.


I am a senior pursuing a BFA in Graphic Design and Illustration from Missouri State University. Stories are my lifeline. I am interested in creating beautiful illustrations and interesting graphics that do more than look pretty; I want to make things that engage, inspire, and inform.


I also run Shealynn's Faerie Shoppe, an Etsy shop where I make handmade jewelry with a fairytale twist. I write on the eponymous blog where I post updates on jewelry, design, illustration, along with reviews, pictures of any of my 10,000 hobbies, and cool things that other people make.


It's weird to talk about publications and awards when I am writing in the first person. If you care to see these, you can download my résumé.


In addition to school and my business, I've worked as a design intern at the Discovery Center of Springfield and have done freelance design and illustration work for several businesses, magazines, books, and blogs.


On a more personal note, I am from a large and wonderfully nerdy family, I carry a thermos of tea or coffee with me everywhere, and I am trying to learn to ride the unicycle backwards.

Image credit: Jessica Spencer (secondary image by Christina Woods)

Artist Statement


Shaylynn Rackers 2017