Hear straight from our graduates.
You won’t know unless you give it a go. I loved it from the start and haven’t looked back! It throws you in the deep end and you’ll know straight away if this is for you (or Paul will convince you if required).
Graphic Designers, Westpac CX and Feel
Paul and Amoni Liddell
What were you doing before Shillington?
Paul: I did a sign writing apprenticeship which was good to learn the brush lettering skills. Doing layout got me interested in doing graphic design.
Amoni: I did a Bachelor of Fine Art majoring in Photography, at the National Art School.
Why did you decide to study design at Shillington? Did you have any previous design experience?
Paul: I had done a few short courses learning the design software. I played around with it at home as well doing cool logos (extra drop shadow!!) for local businesses.
Amoni: Paul suggested the course when I was deciding on my next steps—I didn’t want to be a commercial photographer and wanted to combine my love of images and layout, originally all I wanted was to work in magazines! I had learnt basic design software in my Bachelor degree.
Paul—you studied at Shillington 10 years before Amoni in 2004. What advice did you give her before starting the course?
Paul: I advised Amoni that is was a top course. Only 3 months, great briefs to work on, the teachers are industry standard. It’s “shit hot” as my Shillington lecturer used to say.
Amoni—how did you enjoy the 3 month course? Was it nice having Paul to bounce ideas off of at home? Was he jealous of the curriculum updates?
Amoni: It was the best! I loved it all, it was a whirlwind but everything was so valuable and enjoyable. It’s always good to get a second opinion at home—Paul has a well trained eye and could spot things I had missed completely.
What would you say to someone who’s sceptical of the Shillington course?
Paul: Do it. Like I said, it’s only 3 months, the teachers are awesome and the portfolio you create will get you job ready. I will meet up for coffee and convince you if required.
Amoni: You won’t know unless you give it a go. I loved it from the start and haven’t looked back! It throws you in the deep end and you’ll know straight away if this is for you (or Paul will convince you if required).
Read Paul and Amoni’s full interview on the blog.