Shaunda here! 20-Something, Kanye extraordinaire, Black Girl Magic, BIG kid at heart, music nerd, etc. I was born and raised on the Southside of Chicago.
I am a PROUD alum of both Illinois State University, where I graduated with my B.S. in News-Editorial Journalism in May 2015, as well as Columbia College Chicago, where I received my Masters of Arts Management, with a concentration in Music Business in May 2017. The transition between state school to art school was challenging but amazingly necessary for both my career path and my sanity. I needed to aid and expand this creative mind of mine in avenues that I really wanted to be in.
I have been back in Chicago for a little over 4 years now and have overcame, tackled and accomplished so many things. My background in music and entertainment extends to the areas of event production, artist management, marketing, social media management, and graphic design. I have worked for many companies such as Lollapalooza with C3 Presents, Chicago Recording Company, the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), and even started my own businesses, 6D Networktainment and Windy Fest. With these experiences and more, I have found my passion in assisting music artists and creatives all around the city.
SO WHO AM I?
Brilliant, compassionate, driven, enthusiastic, resilient. I am currently in Entertainment Marketing by day, while still producing events, artist consulting, and everything in between at night! I took that leap of faith and am still free falling. In this industry, it's all about who you know and how much you can do. Those who have seen me work can contest to the amount of detail I put into everything. Those who have not, I am eager for you to find out...
This is me. SVB.