Meet Shane!

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We’re thankful that so many customers use commonsku as the platform to power their business and many of you have asked about our team so, we thought we would share more about the people behind the platform!

Meet Shane! Shane is a UI/UX Designer here at commonsku and recently developed our new website and our skucamp site. Shane also works on a host of other UI related projects for commonsku (the platform). From St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, Shane is a husband, father and musician, and also has a clothing brand ( You can find Shane elsewhere on the web on Instagram and Twitter.

Where have you roamed?

All across Canada with my old bands (Waterbodies and From Man In Ghost).

What do you enjoy doing when not at work?

When I’m not doing graphic design, I’m usually doing graphic design. I love creating things, whether it’s for commonsku, my friends’ companies, or my clothing brand. Also: running, basketball, and listening to records. I like affecting the world and people around me.

  • Film? Stand By Me or Reservoir Dogs
  • Music? Country and folk. Tom Waits, Ani Difranco, Roger Miller. They are my favorites because they are fun, weird, and interesting.
  • Book? The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  • Boring activity? Golf.
  • Binge TV Series? Friday Night Tykes. I really have no idea why I watched it. Or liked it.
  • Trip? Iceland for my honeymoon. I loved the Icelandic people. The sights, shops, and foods were breathtaking.
Best live band you’ve ever seen?

Either James Blake or Björk

What accomplishments are you most proud of?

Gus Henry Turner (my son)

What is your role at commonsku?

UI/UX Designer

Can you give us an idea of the types of projects you are working on right now for commonsku?

Framing the walls of our new online home ( Putting lipstick on some things.

What project are you most proud of that you have worked on for commonsku?

Our new website … or our newest event’s branding and website,

What does a typical day at commonsku look like in your role?

Check in with colleagues. Drink a smoothie. Work on any online updates. Create mockups for new features/ideas.

If this afternoon, you suddenly found yourself without anything to do and you decided to just go hang out somewhere outside (with no agenda, no appointments, no obligations), where would you go?

I’d go to the Niagara Gorge for a hike. Maybe make some s’mores.

What are you typically doing on a Friday evening?

Usually cooking a nice meal with my wife and son, watching a movie, eating snacks (very action packed night, haha).

Where were you on New Year’s Eve?

At a NYE party at my friend’s record store, Mindbomb Records.

What holiday moment stands out to you the most?

When I was 11 and got a drum set from Mr. Santa for Christmas.


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