Gabriel R. Shaughnessy

Last Updated: April 7th, 2018

Manager, Web Optimization and Reporting, PayPal

Portland, OR | |


Web Development

  • Front & Back End Development
  • Content Management Systems
  • A/B Testing & Optimization
  • Web Service Integrations
  • Video & Animation


  • Tag Management
  • Analytics & Reporting
  • Marketing Automation
  • User Tracking & Web Personalization
  • Email, Inbound and ABM Strategies


  • Information Architecture
  • Wireframing
  • User Experience and Interface Design
  • Pattern & Template Based Design
  • Illustration


  • WordPress
  • Git, SVN
  • Javascript, PHP, HTML, CSS
  • SASS, LESS, Grunt
  • Marketo
  • Salesforce
  • Wistia & Youtube (API)
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • After Effects
  • Sketch



Date: 2018

I’m starting a new role as Manager of Web Optimization and Reporting at PayPal, working on the US Web Channel. I’ll update this after I have a little more experience there.

Jive Software

Date: 2012 - 2018

I began working at Jive Software as a contract front-end developer in 2012. During the time I worked there, my role grew to that of Senior Web Developer. I was responsible for analytics and reporting, a/b testing, web personalization and many of our integrations.

Lumenal Code

Date: 2007 - Present

Lumenal Code is a collaboration between myself and Dan Cohen. Since 2007 we have been creating multimedia installations and interactive art around the country. Our signature Augmented Reality Murals bring together the beauty and warmth of live analog painting with the spectacle of digital augmentation.
We encourage the audience to become participants in the creative experience, incorporating cutting edge interactive techniques in our installations.
Lumenal Code is a project that both Dan and I make time for when opportunities arise, not a steady job that we work. As a result, we’ve been able to be very selective about the work we take on, and have built a portfolio of work for global brands that we are extremely proud of. Visit to see more of our work.


Date: 2011

Crushpath hired me to do frontend development and graphic design for their upcoming iPad App. I worked on a two month contract in their San Francisco office, coding dynamic html templates, doing user experience design, and creating pixel-perfect graphics for the iOS developers to use in the app.

Self Employed

Date: 2006 - 2011

After graduating from college I lightened my load and spent a year traveling, primarily by bicycle, and figuring out what I wanted to do. I explored the backroads and byways of the Western United States and Canada, and supported myself with freelance work, and a bit of quick-thinking. After trying my hand at just about every skill I’d acquired since high school, I found myself most interested in illustration and web design. Both of these practices required me to use both the left and right brain – tackling complex ideas with a combination of creativity and logic.
I moved to Portland in 2007 to start a business doing freelance illustration and web design, and that’s when Gabe’s Imagination was born. Over the next four years, I refined my skills, focusing on building unique WordPress websites for musicians, artists and small businesses.
The thing I enjoyed most about being self employed was the responsibility – I was ultimately accountable for my own success, and my hard work was rewarded. The thing I enjoyed the least was the professional isolation, and I ultimately sought out employment that would give me more collaboration with my peers.


Alex Keyser

Director, Web Marketing, Brand, and Design

Wendy Wilson

VP, Marketing at Jive Software

Daniel Divens

Director, Website Marketing at Puppet, Inc

David Gurley

Head of Talent at The Supply

Jason Naumoff

Experiential Designer

Dan Cohen

Artist, Muralist, Collaborator

Education and Honors

B.S. in Art, Cum Laude, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
Honors Thesis passed with distinction, University of Oregon Robert D Clark Honors College
Ina Mclune Award, University of Oregon College of Architecture and Allied Arts
National Merit Scholar
United States Dept. of Education Presidential Scholar


I’m an avid cyclist, and I love self-supported bike touring with my friends. I also enjoy book binding, board games and interactive art.