Shane McLean

Visual Designer
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Shane joined the Basel institute on Governance in April 2020 as a Visual Designer. She is a multi-disciplinary creative and visual researcher.

Originally from the United States, she began her design career at Victors & Spoils in Boulder, Colorado where she was part of a small creative team working on large commercial accounts such as the Partnership for a Healthier America and National Bank Holdings. She moved to Basel in 2017 and joined the Dienstleistungsplattform Institut Visuelle Kommunikation as a graphic designer. While simultaneously completing her master’s degree, she supported the studio in creating visual identities, editorial projects, exhibition design, and web design for Swiss clients in the cultural sector. Aside from her creative career, she has worked as an alpine ski coach and a passionate program mentor for 11-14-year-old female athletes.

Shane holds an International Master of Design (MDes) from the Basel School of Design, Visual Communication Institute HGK, and the University of Illinois, Chicago. Additionally, she holds a BA in Studio Arts, a Minor in Technology, Arts & Media, and a certificate in Advertising from the University of Colorado Boulder. As a scholarship athlete on the Division I Ski Team, she graduated as a four-year letter-winner and helped her team win two NCAA National Championship titles. Although long retired from competitive skiing, she proudly carries her work ethic from her athletic background into the workplace.