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Shawn Johnson

Vice President of Experience Design
NBC Universal

Emmy® Award winning Executive, Speaker, Innovator, Entrepreneur and Futurist - Shawn is the Vice President of Experience Design for NBCUniversal.

Responsible for the Experience Design and Creative Vision, he champions Design Thinking and Human-Centered Design strategies for the network’s top products, platforms, programs, channels, services and experiences.

Combining an award-winning portfolio with strategy, technology and business acumen - Shawn is a proven global leader who builds dynamic design solutions that scale. He orchestrates his teams - working in concert to deliver engaging journeys that create memorable and lasting consumer relationships for evolving ecosystems.

Prior to NBC, Shawn served as Senior UX Lead & Creative Director for Microsoft, championing a unified Consumer Brand Experience. Working across the entire Microsoft ecosystem of products & services – he led business groups/partners towards a unified global brand vision and customer experience design.

Over the past two decades, Shawn has remained at the forefront of innovation – building, leading and cultivating teams globally. As an entrepreneur and founder of several successful independent design agencies, Shawn has worked with a broad range of clients including, Microsoft, Nike, Unilever, Sony, Budweiser, Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Coca-Cola, Nissan, and Walt Disney Imagineering Group.

Blurring the lines between impossible and possible, Shawn thrives at the intersection of business, strategy, design, technology and imagination of the human spirit. He attended Otis Parsons School of Art & Design where he became one of the youngest instructors at the design school.

Company Profile: 
NBC Entertainment develops and schedules the network’s primetime, late-night, and daytime programming. NBC’s quality programs and balanced lineup have earned the network critical acclaim, numerous awards and ratings success. The network finished as No. 1 since the 2013-14 season. NBC has earned more Emmy Awards than any network in television history. NBC’s scripted slate is highlighted by “This is Us" as well as "The Blacklist," “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Blindspot,” “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago Med.,” “The Good Place” and “Superstore.” Unscripted series for NBC include the Emmy Award-winning musical competition hit “The Voice” as well as “American Ninja Warrior,” “Celebrity Apprentice,” “World of Dance,” “Little Big Shots” and the perennial #1 most-watched summer series, “America’s Got Talent.” In late night, NBC regularly delivers #1 broadcast results with “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” “Last Call with Carson Daly” and “Saturday Night Live.” NBC Daytime’s “Days of our Lives” consistently ranks among daytime’s top programs in the valuable women 18-34 category. The five-time, Emmy Award-winning NBC.com streams full episodes and provides original content for NBC entertainment shows online and through apps for mobile and tablet devices. NBC recently launched NBC Kids, a new Saturday morning programming block designed specifically to address the developmental needs of preschool-aged children. Programmed by the kids’ experts at Sprout, the nation’s first 24-hour preschool television channel, this new three-hour block will feature educational series that promote active, healthy lifestyles for younger children.