Mr. Shannon Brady

Adjunct Faculty, University of Wisconsin- Stout
Illustrator/Graphic Designer, Self Employed
Design Department
College of Arts, Communications, Humanities and Social Sciences

Office: 186 Micheels Hall
Phone: 715-232-2254
Personal website:

Brief Biography

Shannon Brady is an adjunct instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Stout where he has taught 2D Digital, Entertainment Design Portfolio, 2D Animation, Digital Narrative, Design Concepts & Problem Solving, and Graphic Design classes. Shannon completed MFA in Visual Studies at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He taught Magazine Design and Production at both Saint Catherine University and the University of Minnesota as well as an ESL course at the Ho Chi Minh University of Information and Technology in Vietnam. In addition to teaching at the University level, Shannon is an active freelance illustrator represented by an agent in New York. He has been recognized by and has been published in several major periodicals, including: American Illustration, Society of Illustrators, and Communication Arts. He has had professional illustration and graphic design experience at both Oregon State University Foundation and the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minnesota. Shannon produced personal work that has been exhibited at galleries nationally and internationally, received awards from various organizations for illustration and design work and was awarded a Xeric Grant for comic book work. Foreign Travel: Mali, Niger, Morocco, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Uganda, Bolivia, Peru, Venezuela, Mexico, Jamaica, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia (Java, Sulawesi, Bali, Lombok, Komodo), Jordan, Syria, Ireland, England, Holland, France, Italy Czech Republic, Canada.

Teaching Interests: Digital Imaging, Digital Narrative, Animation, Graphic Design

Research Interests: Additional Links to Work:

Professional Interests: Skills: Traditional Arts: Illustration, Comic Arts, Silk-screening, Printmaking, Animation, Photography, Drawing and Painting Computer Skills: Adobe CS5 Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver), Quark Express, Microsoft Word, Blackboard, Wacom Tablet Other: Art and photo direction


    • MFA Visual Studies
      Minneapolis College of Art & Design
      Minneapolis, MN, United States, 2011
    • BFA Visual Communications
      Minneapolis College of Art & Design
      Minneapolis, MN, United States, 1985

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisconsin- Stout
        Adjunct Faculty
        2011 -
      • Minneapolis College of Art & Design
        Graduate Print Shop Assistant
        2009 - 2011
      • Minneapolis College of Art & Design
        Teaching Assistant
      • Oregon State University Foundation
        Graphic Designer
        2008 - 2009
      • Ho Chi Minh City University of Foreign Language and Information Technology
        Adjunct Faculty

Intellectual Contributions

    Journal Article

    • Brady, S. (2013). . Illozine, 6, Minneapolis, MN.
    • Brady, S. (2009). . Mail Me Art, 1, New York, NY: HOW.
    • Brady, S. (2003). Secrets: An Anthology. New Thing, 2, New York, NY: New Suit.
    • Brady, S. (2001). . , Paris.
    • Brady, S. (2001). . , Bethesda, MD.
    • Brady, S. (1998). . , Philadelphia, PA.

Artistic and Professional Performances and Exhibits

    Art - Exhibition, Group

    • Brady, S. (2013 - Present) Scary Ink. Hamilton Ink. St. Paul, MN, USA.
    • Brady, S. (Present) Group Show. 450 Broadway Gallery, New York, New York, United States.
    • Brady, S. (Present) Group Show. Speedboat Gallery, Minnesota, United States.

Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research


    • Brady, S. Comic Book Grant Recipient. Sponsored by Xeric Foundation.

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships


    • Award of Excellence, Communication Arts Magazine (2010)
    • American Illustration: Chosen for AI28 (2009)
    • Black Book (2008)
    • Society of Illustrators (2008)
    • American Illustration (2007)
    • American Illustration (2006)
    • American Illustration (2005)
    • Society of Professional Journalists (2004)
    • Blue Magazine (2000)
    • Society of Professional Journalists: Annual Page One Awards (1999)
    • Society of Professional Journalists: Annual Page One Awards (1998)
    • Silver Award, USA- International Brand Packaging awards (1992)
    • Society of Publication Designers (1988)



    • College of Visual Arts Professional Advisory Committee for the Illustration Department (2010 - Present)
    • AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) (2006 - Present)
    • College Art Association (CAA) (2010 - 2011)
    • Highpoint Center for Printmaking (2003 - 2006)
    • Earthwatch (Environmental Research Organization) (2005)
    • Earthwatch (Environmental Research Organization) (2003)


    • Highpoint Center for Printmaking Cooperative (2003 - 2006)
    • Earthwatch (2005)
    • Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity (2005)
    • Earthwatch (2003)
    • Minneapolis College of Art & Design (2002)