Dustin Shaffer is a costume designer and illustrator living in Las Vegas. He is currently an instructor in the Fine Arts Department at the College of Southern Nevada.
Dustin earned a BGS in Theatre & Film from the University of Kansas (1998), an MA in Theatre from Missouri State University (2006), and an MFA in Theatre Design from the University of Florida (2009). Shaffer has been recognized for "outstanding" theatre design work by the Southeastern Theatre Conference and the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
Design highlights include The Pillowman for the College of Southern Nevada, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui for Card Table Theatre (Lawrence, KS), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson for Maryland Ensemble Theatre (Frederick, MD), Simpatico for Actors Bridge Ensemble (Nashville, TN) Bent for the Florida Players (Gainesville, FL) La Bohème for the Springfield Regional Opera (Springfield, MO) and NYC's Atlantic Theatre Company for Kids Rolling World Premiere of Molly Shannon's Tilly the Trickster. Shaffer has also designed costumes for television through NBC/PBS Kids Sprout.
Costume related skills include draping, flat patterning, dying & fabric modification, tailoring, puppet fabrication, mask making, wig & makeup design, and wardrobe management. In addition to costume design and construction, Dustin is skilled in acting and stage direction.
During his spare time, Dustin is an outdoor enthusiast. He enjoys trail running, camping, and hiking.