The Seattle Times once printed, “Knowing Shelby Burford is like knowing Forrest Gump. The stories never stop.” Today, Shelby crafts narratives that capture the attention of the marketplace. Through communications strategy, copywriting, and presentation design, he helps companies put words and images to the value their products and services possess.
But the journey that led to this niche is (fittingly) a story in itself.
At the age of fourteen, Shelby started a scrappy graphic design business from his childhood bedroom, earning a modest income but notable volume of local and national media attention. When other whimsical stories ($10,000 in prize money from a decorated pumpkin, an early appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show, and eerily similar mishaps on Wheel of Fortune and The Price is Right) began to reveal a knack for successful pitching, Shelby narrowed his focus to assist brands in doing the same.
Shelby has since helped clients like Microsoft, AXON, Delilah, Biz Kid$ (Public TV Series), Media+, DFNDR Body Armor, Stringo Media, Lakrits Design, Labs8, and many other startups and established brands communicate their value to the world.