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filmmaker web designer Austin TX Shanna PharisI am an internationally published writer, editor, photographer, and filmmaker and an award-winning nationally recognized web developer and designer with more than twenty years of professional experience.

I have been an editor and writer for several print and web publications, including The Prague Post, Texas Music Magazine, Experience Austin, Austin American-Statesman, and Citysearch. Technical skills include front- and back-end web development and design, film and video production, photography, and social media.

In 2010, I launched Nostalgia Film, a Super 8 film & video boutique production company for weddings and other occasions. In 2009, I launched SoCoDivka Designs, a vintage-inspired jewelry line full of bold color (currently on hiatus).

Currently, I am the Communications Specialist at Texas Nurses Association. For five years, I worked as a Webmaster for The Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCCSE), a research and service initiative of the Community College Leadership Program at The University of Texas at Austin (2007-2012) and prior to that I worked as a Lead Internet Developer for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (2004-2007).

I’ve been based out of Austin since the mid-1990s, aside from a period working in Prague, Czech Republic. I am an alumnus of The University of Texas at Austin (Bachelor’s of Journalism and Czech with two years of film study in Radio-Television-Film).