Multimedia Designer & Storyteller

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Formerly a reporter and editor in Beijing, China and Washington, D.C., Charlie now works as a communications consultant specializing in visual storytelling.

about Charlie

A native of Tallahassee, FL, Charlie somehow managed to wake up in Beijing, China shortly after graduating from university. The city of 18+ million became a second home to him, and it was there he cultivated the skills and passions that consume him today. Charlie, a former journalist and editor, now writes copy and creates visual content for websites and applications. He has worked for nonprofits, for the U.S. federal government as a contractor, and for global companies, including Siemens and Allianz, as a communications consultant. Charlie has a passion for visual storytelling and, in his free time, uses that passion to pursue personal projects that include creative writing, music and video composition, and drawing.

A Family Photo

Charlie, Susan and Zebedee (2018)

Charlie, Susan and Zebedee (2018)


Recent Creative Work

In early 2018, Charlie released an EP under the artist name lllyre. The five-song collection can be heard on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music and Google Play. Learn more about the project.


Recent Photography

On a trail at the State Arboretum of Virginia - Photo by Charlie Shifflett

My brother-in-law Eddy with my nephew - Photo by Charlie Shifflett


My NightStand

The books, music, and games Charlie has been into lately