WE BUILD BRANDS.
NO BUZZWORDS, NO JARGON, NO EGO. WE LET OUR WORK SPEAK FOR ITSELF.
why you're here
OH, GOOD! YOU FOUND US. NOW THE REAL FUN BEGINS.
WHO WE ARE
Design Riot is a creative media group located in the heart of Houston, Texas, driven by the dynamic duo of Shannon Parker and Tanya Kostetsky. We specialize in branding, graphic design, original content creation, social media and digital strategy. We tackle everything from ground floor brand development projects to a la carte marketing services. Need assistance? Drop us a line. It's your brilliant business, and we're here for you.
GET TO KNOW US
"IN ORDER TO BE IRREPLACEABLE, ONE MUST ALWAYS BE DIFFERENT."
- Coco Chanel
With 8+ years experience in creative media and marketing, native Houstonian Shannon Parker brings a dynamic visual perspective to each and every project she touches. She also has an affinity for being completely ridiculous and fun to work with. Did we mention fun? She's fun.
Parker began freelancing her talents to an array of local businesses in 2012 while holding a corporate position as Marketing Director - and completely fell in love with not only helping clients to realize their aesthetic vision, but also conceptualizing fresh marketing approaches. This overwhelming satisfaction and energy eventually drove Parker to leave her corporate job in late 2013 and begin freelancing full time as Shannon Parker Creative. Shortly thereafter, she also launched Brewheart Apparel, a clothing and accessories online store/local pop-up geared towards a passion for craft beer. Both of these endeavors helped pave the way in establishing her nearly endless professional and social network, and nothing gives her more joy than making connections as well as connecting others.
After receiving her BA in Marketing from Texas State University, Tanya made the move from Central Texas to Houston. Over the course of the first year, Kostetsky fell irrevocably in love with Houston, and it’s underdog persona. She spent the next 7 years cutting her teeth in marketing at Whole Foods Market before leaving to take the helm as the Marketing Manager at Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company.
Entrepreneurship has always been her ultimate goal, and the launch of Design Riot, along with her passion project Third Coast Cacti both became a reality in 2018.
Her passion and expertise is helping brands express and communicate their most authentic selves - through thoughtful, purposive, and concise branding.
A FEW PROJECTS FOR SOME BRILLIANT BUSINESSES THAT MAKE US FEEL ALL WARM AND FUZZY INSIDE.