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Graphic Design Professor
Recognized Internationally
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Shane Johnson


Lecturer Shane Johnson
Phone: 509-963-2665



Since 2001 Shane Johnson has worked as a
freelance illustrator specializing in young adult
and children’s publishing, licensed characters,
character design and sequential art. This experience
has allowed him to apply a wide range of artistic styles
to meet the needs of his clients.


Inspired by a lifetime love of comics and animation,
Shane approaches each project from a visual storyteller’s
perspective; utilizing point of view, lighting, pacing and
framing techniques to create narrative connections in the
mind of the reader.



Shane’s clients include Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network,
Dreamworks, Hasbro and more. Throughout his career
he has worked for national publishers, magazines, tech
companies, advertising and marketing agencies.


Shane joined Central’s Department of Art and Design as
a Guest Lecturer in 2019. His goal as an instructor is to
provide students insight into the commercial art field from
a professional perspective.

Shane received his BFA in Illustration from the Pacific
Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon in 1996.

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