After obtaining her Master of Arts degree Shanah taught drawing and digital design as well as traditional painting and commercial illustration at the college level. While teaching Shanah was recruited by Teledyne-Brown Engineering and later worked for a spin-off interactive company SIGMAinteractive, as a multimedia designer and developer. It was during this time that Shanah was selected to be an instructor for Adobe's (formerly Macromedia) Animate/Flash and Dreamweaver. She was also honored by having her interface design work featured on Adobe product packaging and promotional materials.

Past projects include design and illustration of print materials, designing and programming interactive titles and web sites, participating in numerous translations and developing 2D/3D animations as well as voice over, sound and video editing for software, web delivery and television commercials. Shanah worked with a variety of clients and industries including but not limited to Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Honda, SAAB, Acura, Fed-Ex, Tennant Company, U.S. Space and Missile Defense and NASA.

Currently freelancing on select projects. Not available for hire.