Shauna Dodds Sarah Dodds / Bio Photo
Creatively inclined sisters, Shauna and Sarah Dodds, joined forces in 2004 to form Backstage Design Studio. Concentrating their early efforts on design for the Texas Music Industry, they’ve grown their business to cross all genres of design for all manner of business, and have developed a formidable portfolio to rival that of veteran design groups.

The team has recently been honored with the Best Recording Package GRAMMY for Reckless Kelly’s Long Night Moon. This was their second GRAMMY Nomination, with the first being for Reckless Kelly’s Good Luck & True Love just two years ago in 2012. The design also earned the duo a Lone Star Music Award, 2 Gold ADDYS (Austin and District 10) and a spot in the 2nd Annual AIGA Texas Show.

Other notable projects include: Kris Kristofferson’s “Feeling Mortal” (Bronze ADDY Winner), “This One’s For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark” (Bronze ADDY Winner), and Willie Nelson and Asleep At The Wheel’s “Willie & The Wheel” (Silver ADDY Winner / Lone Star Music Award Nominee).

THE TEAM

Shauna Dodds
Art Director / Design Maven

Sarah Dodds
Art Director / Illustration Goddess

Nancy Bell
Designer / Creative Vixen

ACCOLADES

Reckless Kelly Long Night Moon
2014 GRAMMY Winner / Best Recording Package
2014 Austin ADDY / Bronze
Lone Star Music Award Nominee / Album Art of the Year

William Clark Green Rose Queen
Lone Star Music Award Nominee / Album Art of the Year

Wheeler Brothers Gold Boots Glitter
Lone Star Music Award Nominee / Album Art of the Year

Kris Kristofferson Feeling Mortal
2013 Austin ADDY / Bronze

Reckless Kelly Good Luck & True Love
2012 GRAMMY Nominee / Best Recording Package
2012 Gold ADDY / Austin
2012 Gold ADDY / District 10
2012 Lone Star Music Award / Best Album Art
2012 AIGA Texas Show

This One’s For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark  Various Artists
2012 Bronze ADDY / Austin

Mike Ethan Messick The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday
2012 Lone Star Music Award Nominee / Best Album Art

Willie Nelson & Asleep at The Wheel Willie & The Wheel
2010 Silver ADDY / Austin
2010 Lone Star Music Award Nominee / Best Album Art
2010 9513.com Award / Best Album Cover

Cory Morrow Vagrants & Kings
2009 Lone Star Music Award Nominee / Best Album Art