Monday Interview with User Experience Director Shannon McGarity

Shannon McGarity started her career at the same time that the internet as we know it was taking off. She says, "I glommed on to the technology and the opportunities with the technology to create things I loved." Coupled with her willingness to become "really comfortable with discomfort" when taking on new challenges, Shannon has designed websites, been an art director, and spent over ten years running her own business. Today, as Director of User Experience at Cooper, Shannon manages consulting projects, mentors other designers, and teaches colleagues and clients about design and creative ideation, and has a life she loves in New York City.