Shawn M. McKinney

Shawn M. McKinney

Shawn M. McKinney

  • B.A., Tulane University
  • M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts
First year at SCAD:

"Mr. Keedy, Paul Klee, Ellen Lupton, Ed Fella, Rudy VanderLans, Lorraine Wild."


President, AIGA Austin; Vice President, AIGA Austin; Logo Chair, AEJMC; VisCom Newsletter editor/designer



Publications and presentations

Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Journal of Mass Media Ethics, International Journal of Comic Art, Type in Motion, Typography Now Two, Digital Type

Previous Positions

Professor, University of Texas at Austin, Wanganui Polytechnica, Otis College of Art and Design, California Institute of the Arts; design director, Drunken Boat Online Literary Journal; creative director,

On the Web

Courses Taught

  • GRDS 201 Introduction to Graphic Design
  • GRDS 205 Typography I
  • GRDS 229 History of Graphic Design
  • GRDS 233 Vector and Raster Graphics
  • GRDS 243 Digital Page and Web Graphics
  • GRDS 384 Web Design
  • GRDS 760 Poster Design