McShane - Art Director / Set Decorator / Event Design - Toronto, ON, Canada

Michael McShane

Toronto, ON, Canada


Eighteen years of combined experience with a diverse background in studio broadcasting, programming and film production. Solid network of film industry contacts and up-to-date knowledge.

Design Experience: From project inception to completion in varied television production genres, special event projects, office and residential design for private clients

Administration and Communication: Provide administrative support for a technical staff. Organize work schedules to meet strict deadlines. Establish and maintain strong working relationships with all levels of production.

Strengths and Accomplishments: Enthusiastic and creative with demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and objectives. Excellent organizational and communication talents; solid skills in improving productivity and efficiency to reduce costs.


Art Director / Set Decorator / Event Design


I interpret each project’s design needs and develop detailed accurate budgets.
These budgets include flexible time management factors in order to best coincide with the events production.

Work History

Art Director / Set Decorator / Event Design

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

January 1998 - January 2013

Select Projects:
Production Design/Art Director

Office Land: CBC Doc Zone
Titanic: The Canadian Story
Canada: A People’s History Series
Hockey: A People’s History Series
Documentary: Confidential Series
Greatest Canadians Series
Nature of Things: Home Base Set
Nature of Things: Project X Series
In The Kitchen with Stefano Faita
Best Recipes Ever
Stephen & Chris Season 1
Events & Public Engagement
Gemini Award Show 2011 - 2012
Fall, Winter Launch 2007 – 2011
Season’s Previews 2009 – 2012
CBC News Launch 2012

2011 – 2014
Selected projects
Production Design/Art Director
Movie Pilot: Crime Fiction/Mystery Thriller
Seasonal Design 2012 – 2013 4 Main Studios
Christmas Concert Design 2012 - 2013
Koerner Hall – Royal Conservatory

2011 – 2014
Sky Dental Dr. P. Poulis Dental Office 1 King Street
Michael and Barb Boyd Residential Leaside Residence
Madeleine Czigler Residential Festival Towers, 80 John Street
Fred Mattocks Residential 717 Bay Street
John Wimbs Residential Yorkville Residenc


Art Director/Set Decorator/Event Design

Michael McShane
45 Balliol Street, Ph-8,
Toronto, Ontario
M4S 1C3
647.233.5224 mobile

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation:
1994 - 2012

Q Studio Radio 2 - New Studio Design - Art Director
Gemini’s 2011 - Art Director
Culture Day 2010 - Art Director
Air Farce New Year Special 2009, 2010, 2011 - Key Set Decorator
Glen Gould Theatre - Song Quest - Production Design
Communications - Winter and Fall Launches 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 - Designer
Season’s Preview 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 - Designer

Commercials - Art Director
Frito Lay - Pepsi Co - Crown Royal - Maytag - Dragon’ Den - Canada Lives Here
Cover Me Canada - Battle of the Blades - Debbie Travis - Steven & Chris

Nature of Things - Project X - 8 hour Series - Art Director
Body Amour - Flight - Heat - Invasive Species
Light - Memory - Speed - What’s To Eat

Documentary Unit:

Titanic 2012 - Art Director

Canada: A People’s History - 30 hour Series- Art Director

Hockey: A People’s History - 4 hour Series-Art Director

Greatest Canadians - 10 hour Series-Key Decorator

Greatest Canadian Inventions - TV Special - Art Director/Decorator

Talking Canadian - TV Special - Art Director

The Canadian Experience: 5 hour Series - Art Director
Queen and the Skipper - Freedom’s Land
Sisters in the Wildness - 13th Mission

Confidential Series - 12 hour Specials - Art Director
Canine - Cell Phones - Chocolate
Christmas - Dating - Diets
Forever Plastic - Gardening - Hairstyles
High Heels - Jeans – Sneakers
Life and Times - Series - Art Director
Opening Night - Series - Production Design
Nature of Things - Series - Art Director

Roger’s / WTN / CTV / MOV

Roger's Broadcasting - 2012
Sportsnet - Seasonal Design 3 Studios

Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation - 2012
Production Design
Three Irish Priest Tenors - Koerner Hall Concert
Royal Conservatory of Music

Dancing at the Palais Royale
Dance Series Production Design

Protocol Pictures:
Goosebumps Children’s Series Art Director

CTV - Art Director/Decorator
The Holmes Show Comedy Series
The Bob Room Comedy Series
Celtic Celebration Special
Rita Mac Neil Christmas Special
Amanda Marshall Television Special

Movie of the Week - Decorator
Who is Cletis Tout - Alliance Atlantis
Unanswered Questions - Dufferin Gate
Fanny Kimble - Dufferin Gate
Long Island Incident - Columbia Tri Star
Family of Cops - Alliance Atlantis
End of Summer - Dufferin Gate
Eclipse - Fire Dog Films
Pocahontas - Protocol Pictures

Interior Design

CBC Office Design:
Barb Farquharson - Manager Toronto Design Department
Kirstine Stewart - Executive VP English
Chris Boyce - Executive Director of Radio and Audio
Bridget Hoffer - Executive Director Marketing / Communication
John Wimbs - Director of Publicity English Communication
Mark Starowicz - Executive Director Documentary Unit

Office Design:
Baton Broadcasting - Designed Executive Offices -9 Channel Nine Court, Scarbourgh
Sky Dental - Designed Offices - 1 King Street West, Toronto

Residential Design:
Barbra Boyd - Residential Design - Toronto Residence
Ivan Fecan / Sandra Faire - Residential Design - Rosedale Residence
Madeleine Czigler - Residential Design - Festival Towers TIFF, Toronto
John Wimbs - Residential Design, Yorkville Residence, Toronto


Reference from the CBC:
Barb Farquharson - Manager Toronto Production Design 416.205.7059

John Wimbs - Director of Publicity English Communication 416.205.7902

Kathryn Lee - Manager Public Spaces & Events 416.205.3140

Reference Roger’s Broadcasting
Carolyn Galvin - Senior Director – Sportsnet - 416.764.6130

Qualifications & Certifications

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Parson's School of Design

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