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If your main priority is to switch careers and work in design, there is no better option than Shillington.
Founder & Design Director, House of Wallis
Meredith Wallis studied at Shillington New York
Why did you take the plunge and decide to enroll?
Before Shillington I was working at a tech consulting firm doing front-end web development and trying to teach myself Illustrator on nights and weekends! I had always had creative projects, but I majored in Economics and worked in consulting for 5 years after university. Once I became serious about switching to design, I considered applying for a masters or continuing education program, but they all seemed very theoretical and expensive as well. I saw a Shillington ad at a bus stop and was immediately drawn to it.
What would you say to someone who is sceptical about the Shillington course?
If your main priority is to switch careers and work in design, there is no better option than Shillington. If you apply yourself, you really can have all the skills necessary to obtain a job in graphic design. Most importantly, you have a portfolio!
If you could give one piece of advice to someone starting at Shillington, what would it be?
My main advice is to simply show up and be present. Even if I missed a homework, I was dedicated to showing up to class and soaking up as much as possible. Of course doing as much outside the course is very important, too.