Charles Shami

  • B.F.A., studio art, Jacksonville University, 1989
  • M.F.A., computer art, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2000

"I have always enjoyed working with people and sharing ideas. During my time in graduate school, I was asked to teach a basic computer graphics course. After teaching the course, I realized that I wanted to instruct and to encourage the students' talents and strengths. As an artist and teacher, I feel that teaching is not a profession but a passion, and that students know how much you care about their success."

Charles Shami | Interactive design and game development professor

Awards, recognition and honors

Ambassador Choice Award, 2010; Juried Student Exhibition Award, Jacksonville University, 1989


International Game Developers Association, Game Development Network, The Gamer's Guild

Previous Positions

Freelance artist, Jacksonville public defender's office, Jacksonville Public Library, Animation Closet, AGR Fabricators; program director, adjunct professor, Florida Community College of Jacksonville, Florida