Well before he knew what graphic design was, Shane spent his free time sketching letterforms. A freelance gig midway through high school solidified his career path: Graphic design meant he could create art and most likely get paid for it. That sounded good to him. Shane earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Colorado State University. He built his corporate portfolio working for the High Plains Library District in Greeley, then expanded his repertoire and got cozy with the community of Fort Collins as one of the co-founders of Downtown Artery — a hub for local artists and musicians — and PHOCO — a collaborative photography, videography and design team. These days he can be found frequenting the halls of Toolbox, sketching concepts and humming a tune.
Though Shane would never characterize himself as such, he’s the suave one on the Toolbox A-Team — charming, skilled and the only one in the office who can belt out an aria while drawing a superhero. Shane loves all aspects of design and puts them into play daily for clients. He’s also a sucker for a learning opportunity and thinks nothing of charging head first into challenges for the good of the team.
His beautiful wife, music (performing, studying and grooving to), soccer, biking, Ni No Kuni, Tolkien, Jedi Knights, a good whiskey, cooking, typography, astrophysics, the ocean and sharks.
Sports injuries, Nic Cage, a messy desk and improperly kerned type. Tangerines will someday most likely be the end of him.