Shawn Johnson is the Group Vice President Design & Product for Discovery Communications. He is an Emmy® Award winning Executive, Speaker, Innovator, Entrepreneur & Futurist.
Shawn is responsible for Product, Design, User Experience and Brand Creative. He sets the Product Vision and Go-to-Market Strategies through Design Thinking and Human-Centered Design strategies for all TV and Direct to Consumer products, platforms, services and experiences.
He combines an award-winning product portfolio with strategy, technology and business acumen. Shawn is a proven global leader who builds synergies between cross functional teams through Design Leadership. His teams deliver engaging user journeys that create positive, memorable & lasting consumer relationships within evolving product and technology ecosystems.
Over the past two decades, Shawn has remained at the forefront of innovation – building, leading and cultivating teams globally. An entrepreneur and founder of several successful west coast agencies, Shawn has had the pleasure to with a broad range of clients including, Nike, Unilever, Sony, Budweiser, Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Coca-Cola, Nissan, and Walt Disney Imagineering.