Shani Syphrett-Haynes

Brand Marketing Lead, Pinterest & Founder & CEO of Jamila Studio

How I can help you:

  • Working on a business plan? I’ve worked with large and small companies across media & entertainment, art & culture, fashion & beauty, startup & VC, banking, insurance, tech, retail, and education. I can help you focus in on your strengths and opportunities and create a strong foundational plan to guide you forward.
  • Let’s workshop your branding! I’m currently leading brand marketing at Pinterest. I can help you understand your market and your niche and provide guidance as you design a brand that will truly speak to your ideal customers.
  • Need help with marketing? Together, we can work on your marketing strategy and develop a modern, value-driven plan that leverages insights and community engagement.
  • Managing a big project? I can help you remove barriers and lean into your own personal power as a leader.  I can share creative project management tips that will help you build up forward momentum.

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Get to know Shani


Shani Syphrett-Haynes is an award-winning strategist, business advisor, and creative executive coach. She has spent over 10 years working with brands, creative agencies, startups, and small businesses to adapt in a rapidly changing world through smart insights, community engagement, and value-driven strategies.

Her extensive experience includes work for brands in media & entertainment, art & culture, fashion & beauty, startup & VC, banking, insurance, consumer tech, retail and education. Her client list includes brands like Samsung, JP Morgan Chase, Maybelline, The Gap, State Farm, HBO, Microsoft, and Essence Magazine. And she has a suite of others, led by people of color, that she would love to introduce you to.

She is currently a Brand Marketing Lead for Pinterest and is also the founder of Jamila Studio, a boutique consulting firm specializing in career and business growth for diverse creative executives and entrepreneurs.

Shani is a studied undergraduate Biology and Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, graduate-level interior architecture at the Boston Architectural College, and is an ICF-trained executive coach

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Want to make sure Shani is a good fit for you and your business? Watch this video and learn about Shani's one-page business plan approach. In the lesson, Shani breaks down all the aspects of a lean business plan that will get you up and running quickly. Learn how to organize a business around your art, how to find your ideal customer, how to determine your unique selling point,  and how to set the foundations for financial success!

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