Illustration, Comics/Sequential Narrative
BFA, Memphis College of Art
MFA, California College of the Arts
Shane McDermott taught at Memphis College of Art as an Adjunct Instructor for 8 years before joining the college full-time in 2014 as an Instructor for Illustration, Sequential Narrative, Digital Painting and Computer Graphics. Prior to working at MCA full-time, McDermott was an Editorial Illustrator and Infographic Artist for The Commercial Appeal from 2005–2012. From 2005-2014, McDermott also taught in MCA’s Community Education programs for adults and children in Illustration and Comics classes. McDermott continues his work in freelancing as an illustrator and cartoonist, and has produced work for numerous companies including Alderac Entertainment Group, Dixon Gallery & Gardens, California College of the Arts, Glencoe/McGraw Hill, Memphis Sport Magazine and Perdue Creative, among many others. In 2008, McDermott received two Awards of Excellence in both the Illustration (single) and Feature Design Pages categories by the Society of News Design at their Annual Creative Competition.