Hi! I’m Shauna, a creative director and entrepreneur from Portland, Oregon. I have a passion for sharing insights about design, personal style and travels which I’ve been sharing through blogging since 2001. Beneath the surface of the visuals that fill my posts is a message focused on embracing individuality. I encourage my audience to own their unique quirks and live a life that rings true to their personal style and values.


Are you a creative who’s passionate about the aesthetics in your daily life? Does design play an integral role in your personal expression? Then you’ve come to the right place. Nubby Twiglet was founded with the mindset that we should embrace our individuality in order to live a unique, inspired existence. Our lives are multi-faceted and expression ruminates from everywhere including our surroundings, careers and travels. Come as you are, take charge and embrace a lifestyle that leaves you personally fulfilled.


About Nubby Twiglet

Founded in 2007, the lifestyle-focused content is as unique its name. The concept of of Nubby Twiglet was born in the late 1990s when Shauna merged her nickname, Twiggy (she was obsessed with the 60s mod icon) with a favorite word, nubby. The oddly enticing mix quickly stuck and the rest is history.

Since its beginnings as a place to share inspiration and projects while Shauna was attending design school, Nubby Twiglet has gone on to be featured on ABC News (Australia), in books including Super Identity (Hong Kong), What I Wore Today (U.K.), multi-page spreads in Forever 21 Magazine (U.S.) and Computer Arts (U.K.) plus dozens of interviews across design and style blogs worldwide. A full list of features can be viewed here.


Official Bio

Shauna Haider is a creative director and entrepreneur based in Portland, Oregon. Over the last ten years, she’s built a reputation for herself through developing bespoke branding solutions for a roster of clients including Adidas, Forever 21, Nike, Virgin Records and The Wall Street Journal. To date, she has successfully collaborated with hundreds of small businesses through her boutique design studio, Branch.

Before diving full-time into a graphic design career, Shauna earned a degree in Business Administration in 2005. As a child, her dream was to be an artist but over time, she gave into pressure to pursue a more practical path. In a last-ditch bid to reclaim her creative spark, Shauna enrolled in a two-year community college-based graphic design program in 2006. Cost effective, intensive and fast-paced, it was the best career decision she ever made. Before the program wrapped, Shauna had Virgin Records and Forever 21 as clients along with an internship at a design studio. To this day, she preaches putting an emphasis on work ethic and helping others instead of relying on what your diploma says you’ve accomplished.

A stretch of a few lean years followed as Shauna juggled blogging alongside her growing roster of small business clients while holding down a series of agency gigs. In 2013, Shauna stepped out on her own and launched Branch, a boutique design studio focusing on helping small businesses take their brands to new heights.

Shauna’s insights on design and blogging have been featured on television segments including ABC News Australia, in magazines including Computer Arts and Forever 21 and books including Work For Money, Design for Love and Super Identity.


Extra Credit

I believe in living your life to the fullest, even if that equates to very little sleep. I have a deep love for Mr. T (my childhood idol), Vanilla Ice (my tween idol) and Marilyn Manson (my teenage idol). If I could adopt any animal, llamas would be at the top of my list. Coffee-flavored ice cream is one (of my many) weaknesses. I share a 1928 Bavarian-themed house with my brother, Carey, my husband, Joey, our dog, a powderpuff Chinese Crested named Rocky and a squirrel named Chubs (yes, you read that correctly). I never watch movies but I’ll make an exception for Behind The Candelabra. If we’re at a party and you’re discussing history or geography, I’ll fall asleep. But the second the subject veers towards business, blogging or 80s celebrity trivia? Well, then we’re bound to be best friends.