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Touchwood is a small, nimble, creative force led by Shawn Murenbeeld - Partner, Creative Director, Artist, Part-Time Professor, and Full-Time Obsessor. Shawn has 25+ years of agency and corporate experience working across all creative fields, from organizational branding to advertising to product design, and interactive media. His work is edged with a clean, fresh, personal style and has received dozens of regional, national and international awards; as well as prominence in esteemed design textbooks.

Shawn sits on several educational advisory boards and has been a jury member for national and international design award shows such as the New York Art Directors Club and the London International Advertising & Design Awards.


Touchwood makes creatively-driven brand communications. We add value by clarifying and enhancing your brand’s position by getting people to pay attention and connect emotionally with it. Our secret sauce consists of two simple ingredients:

- Stand out from the crowd by looking different (world-class design)

- Connect to their hearts and minds by saying something meaningful (insight-driven creative)