Shelley Henseler is a Florida based Graphic Designer, Illustrator and instructor. Originally from Germany, she studied graphic design at the University of West Florida and at the Fachhochschule Bielefeld in Germany. She later received her Master’s degree in Illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design.

Shelley currently works as a graphic designer for Institutional Communications at the University of West Florida, as well as an adjunct instructor for illustration and design courses.



Illustration Workshop 
University of West Florida 2014

File Management Workshop
AIGA University of West Florida 2015

Digital Illustration Workshop
Pensacola Museum of Art Summer 2016




M.A. in Illustration Design
Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)

B.A. in Graphic Design
University of West Florida.


The University of West Florida Voyager
Anna Lamar Switzer Gallery
The Art Gallery Pensacola Florida
Pensacola Museum of Art Juried Art Show (2015)
Pensacola Museum of Art Juried Art Show Curator's Choice Award (2016)
Pensacola News Journal
American Advertising Federation Local ADDY Award Winner (2017)
American Advertising Federation Local ADDY Award Winner (2018)


If you're interested in talking about a project please send me an email


Mad Mallard Cheat Sheets

Mad Mallard Cheat Sheets summarize design principals, techniques and tools that I use as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer.

In the summer of 2016 I led a Digital Illustration workshop at the Pensacola Museum of Art. To prepare, I started working on an outline, making it more and more detailed as I went along because I was afraid to leave something out. In the process, I realized that it might be helpful for students to have access to these notes, so I made an illustrated version to hand out--the very first cheat sheet.

*The methods and information outlined by Mad Mallard Cheat Sheets are what I have personally found to work. They are not the only methods or even necessarily the best methods. Please do not reproduce, for personal use only.