Shun-Luoi

Shun-Luoi Fong

I help grow brands and increase impact through the power of stories and shared experiences that foster participation, belonging, and loyalty.

Founder of A Shared Humanity.

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“My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.” — Desmond Tutu


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“We never remember days, only moments.” — Cesare Pavese


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per·e·gri·na·tion [per-i-gruh-ney-shuh-n] — journey, especially a long or meandering one.


Visuals

Artist Series - Cameron "Camer1" Moberg

One Question - San Francisco

Alliance Development Fund: Don Overton

the HOME project, no. 1 - Francisco Mosqueda

the HOME project, no. 3 - Blessing Adeyemi Mobolade

Oikos

Marketplace of Ideas

Axis & Community Bible Experience

the HOME project, no. 2 - Joyce Christian

the HOME project, no. 4 - Elijah Fong


Creations

Art & Artifact

The Art & Artifact project was born out of a vision for creating experiences that invite people to slow down and foster deeper, more tangible connections with artists, their stories, and their work. Presented by A Shared Humanity (an experience design studio and brand+community incubator founded by Shun-Luoi Fong), the Art & Artifact project was a quarterly subscription box service in which artists were invited to create new art around a chosen theme, hand-select items that expressed their personality and inspirations, and mailed the art and artifacts to their subscriber community.

Learn more about the Art & Artifact experience below, or visit artandartifactbox.com.

Art & Artifact - Sketch

A Shared Art
Fill your life and your physical spaces with beautiful art. The Art & Artifact box contains a new work of art from an artist you care about and is created for you to enjoy and share tangible beauty.

A Shared Story
When you receive your Art & Artifact box, not only are you receiving beautiful art and artifacts, but you are connecting in tangible ways with your artist's story. Their inspirations, struggles, perspectives, and doubts are just a few things that authentically contribute to the creation of your box.

Art & Artifact - Mountains
Art & Artifact - Box

A Shared Experience
At A Shared Humanity we pursue shared experiences that are honest and authentic. Art & Artifact is one way to share experiences with artists you care about, both through the quarterly box as well as through live gatherings.

Learn more at artandartifactbox.com.


The Home Project

The HOME Project began as a personal project to explore the idea of home, and what it means to different people. Meant to be short snapshots into people's concept of home, each entry was created quickly and intentionally kept simple. The HOME project is ongoing. New entries will be added as people around the world are asked, "What does home mean to you?"


A Shared Humanity

A Shared Humanity is a portrait and storytelling project that shares the stories of people around the world, and celebrates the experiences and values that draw us together as humans.

Felix

"This skateboard is my girlfriend. She goes with me everywhere. I say, 'Hey, let’s go!' She says, 'No problem!'"

"Does she have a name?"

"No, no name. Just my skateboard."

— Felix (Chile)

[Portrait created in Chiang Mai, Thailand]

Meaw

"My passion is coffee and latte art. My dream is to have my own small home, a happy family, and my own coffee shop."

— Meaw (Thailand)

Jordan and Katie

What advice would you give to people who are traveling?

Jordan: “Look after each other. Go out and have a good time. Enjoy yourself. Don’t get silly. And don’t go out if you’re going to get smashed. Our friend got smashed and fell asleep in a tuk tuk in Chiang Mai, and got robbed of 22,000 baht. He fell asleep, they saw the opportunity and took it. He was held at knifepoint in a shed for about 4 hours. The only reason I think he’s alive is because he just got back from a tour in Afghanistan. He’s seen so much worse. He could kick the shit out of somebody and still be alive. So he was calm and just sat there, gave them what they wanted, and that was it.”

— Jordan (Cardiff, South Wales) and Katie (Chester, England)

[Portrait created in Chiang Mai, Thailand]

Peter

"Everyone has a story, and I think that deep down inside each person is the desire to do good. The key is to find that in each person."

— Peter (Bangkok, Thailand)

[Portrait created in Chiang Mai, Thailand]

Fabio

”I love meeting local people in other countries. I was in Sihanoukville in Cambodia and I met a local family. They came up to me, but didn’t speak English, and I didn’t speak Khmer. We couldn’t understand each other. But we shared some meals together, and soon I was helping with a construction project on the beach. At first there were just a couple kids hanging out with us while we were working. But soon there were about seven kids. Other families started coming out to see what was going on, because they saw some guys and a bunch of kids hanging out on the beach building something. It was a great connection, and I learned a lot. It’s a memory that will stay with me for a long time.”

— Fabio (Italy)

[Portrait created in Chiang Mai, Thailand]

Somchai

”My parents weren’t rich, so they couldn’t leave me an inheritance. All I had was myself. That was the inheritance my parents left me.“



“I don’t have anything to give my children. I have nothing. I have just enough for eating and sleeping. The only thing I could do was send them to school. But when that was finished they had to work. I had nothing to give them.”



“Leaving an inheritance is for rich people. The poor don’t have anything. It’s the same everywhere. We can just barely raise our children and provide for them a place to sleep, but we can’t leave them an inheritance.”

— Somchai (Thailand)

[Note: This was a challenging conversation due to our language differences. I didn’t speak Thai well enough, and he couldn’t speak English well enough. I tried to ask him what he wanted his legacy to be, but later discovered he thought I was asking him about material inheritance. He was difficult to understand as he attempted to use both Thai and English. After getting assistance from a translator, I have shared his thoughts as accurately as possible.]

Parinya

“I haven’t thought much about the future. I just think about what to do tomorrow. Or even at the moment, what I’m going to do after this.”

— Parinya (Thailand)

Karol and Olivia

”Have you learned anything new about yourself during your travels?”

Karol: “Actually, no. Sorry if that’s a disappointing answer. We’re just here to get some good rest, have good food, and see some beautiful views of Thailand. That was the main purpose of our trip.”

— Karol and Olivia (Poland)

[Portrait created in Chiang Mai, Thailand]

Chris

”The most important thing for me is to be free.”

— Chris (France)

[Portrait created in Chiang Mai, Thailand]

Joey

”I was raised a Christian, but I quit going to church and developed a drug problem. I was kicked out on the street by my family. I was lying all the time. I was trying to be somebody I wasn’t. But people saw right through me, and they knew that wasn’t the real me. I was eventually redeemed from that, and when I quit drugs and started going to church, my mom was ecstatic. But I had been lying and doing drugs for so many years it was hard for her to take me seriously. I think sometimes in the back of her mind she was wondering if it was going to last. So, it took a while to rebuild the relationships with my parents, my brother, my whole family.

”Now I really value honesty in my life. When you find your identity in Jesus Christ, it doesn’t matter who you are or what you are to other people. As long as your identity is in Jesus, you can be completely transparent and other people will see that and notice that something is different about you.”

— Joey (Houston, Texas, USA)

[Portrait created in Chiang Mai, Thailand]

Jaelle

”Be happy. Do something you like, and find balance in life. That’s all.”

”Are you happy?”

“Yes.”

— Jaelle (France; living in Italy)

[Portrait created in Chiang Mai, Thailand]

Sven and Doreen

Sven: “When I travel I enjoy climbing mountains, seeing the views, and imagining how tiny we are as human beings. And you really just need to go out the door and do it. Some people dream about traveling, but never do it. That’s a problem. When you travel you learn a lot about yourself, what you can do, what you can’t do on your own. And then you realize all people have the same kinds of problems, and that you aren’t alone. There are a lot of people out there that care about the same things you care about.”

— Sven and Doreen (Germany)

[Portrait created in Chiang Mai, Thailand]

Liya, with younger sister, Nita

"I don’t have time to play. I have to work all the time."

"What would you like to do in the future?"

"I would like to go back home to live with my mother."

— Liya, with younger sister, Nita (Phnom Penh, Cambodia)


I Choose

Partnering with the El Paso County Health Department (Colorado), I worked with high school students in Manitou Springs, Colorado, and Fountain-Ft. Carson, Colorado, to develop an anti-tobacco media campaign. I spent a number of weeks with the students, teaching them about the role of media in American culture, helping them develop their concepts and messaging, and creating images and videos. The project also included the creation of posters to be used by the county health department and both school districts.


Make Shift Happen

Making shift happen at Makeshift Society co-working space in San Francisco, CA.


Bote Nan Ayiti

In 2010, after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, I traveled to Port-au-Prince to work with Sister Ruth, an amazing woman who had dedicated her life to investing in the people of Haiti, providing education, orphan care, prison ministry, support to the local Church, among many other things. In the midst of a great tragedy, and a difficult history, I learned much, and saw first hand the beauty and resiliency of the people and culture of Haiti. It was a life changing experience for me, both as a visual storyteller and as a human.


Peru

In 2010 I traveled with two friends to the city of Trujillo on the northern coast of Peru to document the lives of people living in landfills and makeshift buildings on the edge of town. Our desire was to listen to the stories and perspectives of the people and communities, and to share them with the Christian and business communities in Trujillo, hoping to challenge people to care for others in their own community. It was a wonderful experience to connect with so many beautiful people and stories.


Now

What I'm up to right now

I'm in Colorado, currently working on:
Thinking and writingFully: helping creators grow and accelerate their ideas, their work, their careers, their dent in the universe — all in the context of community.Accepting new clientsEnjoying life as a husband and father of four.Getting out and enjoying the Colorado fall weather and colors.
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Updated 12 October 2021

About

A bit about me

I help grow brands and increase their impact through the power of stories and shared experiences that foster participation, belonging, and loyalty. I am passionate about designing solutions guided by data and real human needs.

Storytelling. Shared Experiences. Community. Strategy. Communications. Collaboration. Leadership. Culture. Creative Innovation. Humanity. These are the things that light my fire.

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Stories make us more alive, more human, more courageous, more loving.
— Madeleine L’Engle —

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I also contribute to the following organizations:
Founder of A Shared Humanity, an experience design studio and brand+community incubator and design studio on a mission to create human connection and belonging.Serve on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Chautauqua Association, whose mission it is to preserve, perpetuate and improve the site and spirit of the historic Chautauqua by enhancing its community and values through cultural, educational, social and recreational experiences.

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My Process

Listen. Learn. Love. Create.

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And now the important stuff. I’m husband to an amazing wife. I’m dad to four beautiful, full-of-life children. I love God and people, but far too often fail at both. I love to collaborate with creators and organizations to do work that contributes to a world as it ought to be.

I am based in Colorado, but love to connect and collaborate with people and communities everywhere.

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