Shane received his BA and MFA degrees in illustration from Utah State University.
He also taught as a temporary assistant professor during the 1996-97 school year, prior to the program being phased out. In addition, he was a graduate teaching assistant for two years prior to his graduation, where he also had teaching experience. He has also taught courses in basic illustration, advanced illustration, drawing for illustration, illustration concepts, illustration studio, graduate illustration studio, children’s storybook illustration, and drawing I and II.
He has successfully worked as a free-lance illustrator, where he primarily does digital concept illustrations for companies such as Frito-Lay, Wal Mart, Hershey’s, and Deans Foods. In addition, he has done paintings for commission and entries into art shows. One of his paintings was recognized as one of the Top 100 entries in the Arts for the Parks competition in Jackson, Wyoming.