Shawn Sullivan
Shawn Sullivan
Assistant Teaching Professor of Graphic Design


Room:AJ 401

Shawn Sullivan completed his undergraduate degree at Purdue University and earned an MFA in Graphic Design from Indiana State University. In recognition of his teaching, he received an Outstanding Foundational Studies Instructor award at Indiana State University. In addition to teaching at the post-secondary level, he is also licensed by the state of Indiana as a K-12 art teacher and 6-12 graphic design teacher and has been teaching since 2009. His teaching specializations are in graphic design, motion graphics, and UI/UX-web design. He has been working as a designer in the fields of print and digital design since 2005, including for brands such as the Joffrey Ballet, Illinois Lottery, and Xerox. His portfolio can be viewed on his website.

Shawn is the creator of the “Common Natives of Indiana” series, a series of free booklets and resources to help teach young students about the flora and fauna of Indiana and the importance of them to our ecosystem. The booklets were designed primarily for grades 3-5 but are enjoyed by readers of all ages. To further assist teachers and parents, the series also includes WPA-inspired posters, slideshows, and resource and suggestion guides that contain web links to additional resources, ideas that can be implemented in and out of the classroom, and lesson ideas for ELA, Math, and STEM. Additionally, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources printed and distributed the tree posters to all Tree City and Tree Campus USA partners in the state as part of their celebration of the 50th anniversary of Arbor Day.

Shawn and his wife, Dr. Monique Sullivan, are the parents of two daughters and reside in Franklin, IN. In his spare time, you’ll find him spending time with family, reading, and being active outdoors.
Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Design: Practicum 471 1 0000 - 0000
School of Art Intern 369 2 0000 - 0000