About | 5AM

Shawn S. Choi

Designer & Educator

I am a multidisciplinary designer and educator based in Vancouver, BC, Canada. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Communication Design from Emily Carr University of Art + Design in 2010. Since then, I have worked as an in-house designer at a creative agency and for various organizations, as a freelance designer for a broad range of clients, and taught post-secondary design courses. My collaborations with talented and inspiring people across the country have resulted in unique design experiences that positively affect communities, cultures, and values.

I enjoy turning concepts into solid working designs. I stay pixel-perfect and detail-oriented through each aspect of the design process because I believe attention to fine detail is the true foundation of great work. I approach every project as an important milestone and a significant learning opportunity for my practice, pushing myself harder to bring out the highest possible quality while introducing new dimensions into the creative field. As a reflection of my background in communication design as well as my current role as a UX Lead at Charitable Impact, my priority for any project is not only to create visual appeal, but to always design a piece that works and resonates with many people.

If you want to say hello or learn more about my current projects, feel free to connect with me via LinkedIn, Dribbble, Twitter, Instagram, or email.


  • Senior UI Designer
  • Best Buy Canada
  • Jan 2016 – Dec 2017
  • Burnaby, BC, Canada
  • Freelance Designer
  • Oct 2014 – Dec 2015
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Graphic Designer
  • Latitude Agency
  • Jun 2010 – Oct 2014
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada


  • Certificate in Data Science
  • BrainStation
  • Jan 2019 – Mar 2019
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Certificate in User Experience Design
  • BrainStation
  • Sep 2017 – Dec 2017
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada


Amazing Clients I Have Worked With

  • Alberta College of Pharmacists
  • Arius
  • Atira Women's Resource Society
  • BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
  • BC Housing
  • BC Hydro
  • BC Innovation Council
  • BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services
  • BC Mental Health Foundation
  • BC Transplant
  • BC Venture Acceleration Program
  • Balanced View
  • Best Western Hotels and Resorts
  • Burcon NutraScience
  • Buyatab
  • CMW Insurance
  • Canadian Association of Aesthetic Medicine
  • Canadian Forensic Mental Health Network
  • Cedar Foundation
  • Code & Colour
  • College of Pharmacists of British Columbia
  • Congress World Conferences Inc.
  • Crelogix Acceptance Corporation
  • Cummins Westport Inc.
  • Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
  • Here & Now Botanicals
  • Here to Help
  • Institute of Families
  • Justice Institute of British Columbia
  • Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre
  • Latitude Agency
  • Leadership LINX
  • Lee Supply
  • Legacy Senior Living
  • Mogo Finance Technology
  • Norlem Technology Consulting
  • Pacific Sands Beach Resort
  • Pan Pacific Hotels Group
  • Paperny Entertainment
  • Patina Hotels & Resorts
  • Provincial Health Services Authority
  • River Rock Casino Resort
  • Rosewood Hotel Georgia
  • SRA Architects Inc.
  • Sheraton Hotels and Resorts
  • Sunset Inn & Suites
  • Tourism Industry of BC
  • Tsawwassen Mills
  • Unicare Homes
  • Velo-City Conference
  • Vertigo Games America
  • YVR Art Foundation