Shanoor is a Lebanese-Armenian-American fine artist, designer, speaker, CEO, and Owner of Devarj Design Agency, Inc.
His artistic career began at the age of 16 in Beirut, Lebanon, where he lived until 1975,
because of the Lebanese civil war, he migrated to the United States. His work was exhibited in International Children's exhibitions. In 1974 just before moving to the US, Shanoor participated in a milestone group show at Galerie Contemporaine with Middle Eastern artists Rafic Charaf, and Fateh Al Mudarress.
He received his BFA at London’s Barking College and following Shanoor’s move to Chicago in 1975 he also went to the Art Institute of Chicago. He began a career in art direction and branding for advertising agencies such as Leo Burnett, and BBDO before eventually opening his own design firm in 1984. Alongside his fruitful career in design, Shanoor continued to develop his personal artistic practice. He held shows in Chicago, New York, Boston, LA, SC, NC, Missouri, and Indiana.