Art is my passion. I have always had a creative nature and strived for opportunities to improve my skills. Growing up in a small town in Ontario, Canada, there weren’t many opportunities, but when they did happen I made sure I was there.
This meant that by the time I had graduated high school, I had participated in three large mural projects and volunteered as an administrator with my local gallery. Once in art school, I realized it was just as good in life to be organized as it was to be creative. Although you wouldn’t necessarily think of creativity and organization as going hand in hand, organization became a key aspect of my character.
One of the biggest tests of both skills was launching Clear Mind Jewellery, an artisan casting studio, with my partner Daniel. This studio was initially built on the traditional methods of jewellery making, and has since morphed into a cutting edge studio based on 3D printing and CAD software.
This is a relatively new and evolving space to be in, so to educate our clients and other jewellers we created our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/clearmindjewellery). We now have nearly 10,000 subscribers — not bad for a niche category.
Adapting to digital is critical for businesses of every kind and size. Just as important is cultivating an audience for your brand, things I learned for myself before coming to work with StudioPTBO.
At every stage of my life, I have been continuously learning about myself and opening up to new experiences, pushing myself to grow. That is what StudioPTBO does. At StudioPTBO, we push our clients into growth and into pursuing opportunities.
At StudioPTBO, I can apply skills that are integral to my personality while being authentic to my values of being a lifelong learner.
“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” – Les Brown
—Shannon Schutt, StudioPTBO