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Brian Shaw

Professor of Art
Ogle Art Center
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Brian Shaw, professor of art and department chair, has exercised his design skills in various fields including advertising, market research, corporate training and web design. He has applied himself to staying on top of the latest technology and trends in graphic design.
Shaw earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Spring Arbor University in 1990 with an emphasis in graphic design and illustration. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree in 2005 from Goddard College. Brian began teaching graphic design at Spring Arbor University in 2001. He still accepts freelance jobs to incorporate real-life design problems into his lectures.
With experience in both print and web design, Shaw has developed an expertise in many industry-standard software packages. For print, his strengths include Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. For web applications he is an expert in Macromedia Flash, Fireworks, and Dreamweaver.
As a side interest, Shaw has illustrated children’s books for notable clients such as SeaWorld and the Smithsonian Institution. Also, Shaw’s original acrylic paintings have been shown in numerous galleries around the country. His work has been juried into national shows and won critical acclaim for his realism and composition.


  • M.F.A.: Goddard College, 2005
  • B.A.: Spring Arbor University, 1990