Parallel-Play is a stage of social development where children play separately but adjacent to one another—they are engaged in a constant process of observation and adaptation—each modifying their own play accordingly. We are always observing, adapting, and making our work feel like play.

Parallel-Play was founded in 2009 by Jay and Shannon Doronio. Our adaptive business model has allowed us to practice socially responsible design for non-profit clients, check off bucket list dream projects all the while pursuing our individual interests in education, agency work, sneakers and social justice.

Jay Doronio is a creative director for Beutler Ink, serving up the freshest content for clients like Google, Kaggle, Wyss Foundation, NatGeo and C-Span.

Shannon Doronio is an Assistant Professor in the Graphic & Multimedia Design program at College of the Canyons.

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