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I had never touched any of the Adobe programs and hadn’t ‘designed’ anything prior. The course built my skill set by teaching us the design fundamentals and working through specialised areas of design bit by bit, eventually combining those skills to respond to larger design briefs.
Graphic Designer, Romano Beck
Why Shillington? What made our design course stand out from the rest?
I actually had a few friends currently studying/had graduated from Shillington who spoke very highly of the course. Other courses that I looked into seemed to run like more traditional university courses over longer periods of time. I felt that I would get more out of learning in a more realistic studio pressure environment.
What were you up to before Shillington? Why did you take the plunge and enrol?
I was working in a marketing job for a large retailer in Australia. I found that I really enjoyed working on big campaigns that required creative thinking, but I wasn’t that inspired by what I was doing day-to-day. After working with creative agencies and designers on marketing collateral and brand refreshes, I definitely developed a strong interest in branding and the way designs are engineered to communicate a message. I eventually left my job and enrolled to study at Shillington full time.
Did you have any previous design experience? How did the course build your skillset?
The only design experience that I had prior was working with creative agencies in my marketing role. I had never touched any of the Adobe programs and hadn’t ‘designed’ anything prior. The course built my skill set by teaching us the design fundamentals and working through specialised areas of design bit by bit, eventually combining those skills to respond to larger design briefs.
What would you say to someone who is skeptical about the Shillington course?
All you need to do is look at the graduate work to see the high-quality design skills that you will develop by studying at Shillington. I think the short-time format of the course sounds unachievable at first, but by the time you’re working on your portfolio, you really get the perspective that you have all the skills needed to work in the graphic design industry.
If you could give one piece of advice to someone starting at Shillington, what would it be?
You will only get out of the course what you put in. Shillington will provide you with everything you’ll need to achieve what you want but to truly get great results you have to put in time and commitment (and keep it up after you graduate).