Tompkins Cortland Community College

Catalog 2017-18

Meet Our Faculty

Shanks, Christine

Assistant Professor, Graphic Design

BS, Visual Communications, Towson University
MFA, Photography, University of Delaware

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Assistant Professor Christine Shanks







Photo courtesy of © Bradley Marks, shot at CAA Conference NY 2015

I am an image maker, designer, and educator. I feel at home on the computer and working by hand in the studio. 

I have experience in fine art and commercial work.

Some of my specialties are design (web, interactive, and print), motion graphics, printmaking (utilizing both traditional and digital processes), and photography (alternative processes, digital, and film). 

For more than 10 years I have shared my expertise with students as a professor in higher education, as well as through workshops and lessons for students of all ages.

New educational tools are presented to us everyday in the electronic age.

Some examples of how I incorporate social media in my teaching:

Pictorial Collective (Facebook companion page): Visual Inspirations

The Tech Savvy Creative (Facebook companion page): Technology tutorials for creatives

Shanks Course Group (inspiration, news, events and updates about creative fields and pertinent student information, must request to join)

Photo Crit Group (photography critique group for students, alumni, faculty and professionals – must request to join)

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