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Design isn’t just a craft, it’s a way of thinking and once you learn that amazing way of thinking, you can never see the world in the same way again.

Graphic Design Teacher
Brisbane

Adam Busby

What do you love about design?

I love having the tools that allow me to make the world a better place. Fitzgerald wrote that “Genius is the ability to put into effect what is in your mind.” Are designers Geniuses? Not sure, but what I do know is that design is a fantastic tool to put ideas into effect. Design isn’t just a craft, it’s a way of thinking and once you learn that amazing way of thinking, you can never see the world in the same way again.

Why do you teach?

I feel fortunate to have acquired some tiny nuggets of knowledge and understanding over time, many of which I would have loved to know when I was studying and ultimately this drives me to share my experiences.

Tell us about your design career outside of Shillington.

Starting in the design side of the retail marketing space then moving between a few different design studios in Brisbane to currently where I am full time freelance focusing on Design, Illustration and Murals.

What or who are you loving right now?

I am a big sucker for the classics. Dieter Rams is an absolute legend and his design principles are still as true today as they were 50 years ago. LandBoys for the experimental ways they are blurring the line between art and design.

If you were a typeface what would you be?

Helvetica—sometimes a bit overworked but classic, honest and timeless.

What’s your favourite blog?

Brainpickings by Maria Popova and the podcast Design Matters with Debbie Millman.

Andrew Shillington
Global

Anthony Wood
Global

Sarah McHugh
United Kingdom

Holly Karlsson
United States

Leyla Muratovic
Australia

Steph Ransom
Global

John Fry
Global

Jason Cooper
Australia

Laura Weldon
United Kingdom

Rebecca Hulme
New York

Jess Waal
New York

Andy Judd
London

Belen Ramos
Brisbane

Saxon Campbell
New York

Brenton Craig
Brisbane

Stephanie Munoz
New York

Fiona Martin
London

Ben Longden
London

Tia Queen
Brisbane

Ben Griffiths
Sydney

Ed Baptist
Manchester

Josh Nychuk
New York

Chris Norman
Melbourne

Jen Dennis
London

Shanti Sparrow
New York

John Palowski
Manchester

Kieryn Humphries
Brisbane

Steve Waring
Manchester

Fiona Yap
Sydney

Glen Swart
London

James Bourbon
Brisbane

Adam Dudd
New York

Spencer Harrison
Melbourne

Jen Yani
Sydney

Martin Power
Manchester

Amy Prus
London

George Simkin
London

Maja Cule
New York

Wayne Smith
Melbourne

Anna Dunn
London

Louise Mora
Manchester

Adam Busby
Brisbane

Emma Stokes
London

Hilary Archer
London

Design isn’t just a craft, it’s a way of thinking and once you learn that amazing way of thinking, you can never see the world in the same way again.

Graphic Design Teacher
Brisbane

Adam Busby

What do you love about design?

I love having the tools that allow me to make the world a better place. Fitzgerald wrote that “Genius is the ability to put into effect what is in your mind.” Are designers Geniuses? Not sure, but what I do know is that design is a fantastic tool to put ideas into effect. Design isn’t just a craft, it’s a way of thinking and once you learn that amazing way of thinking, you can never see the world in the same way again.

Why do you teach?

I feel fortunate to have acquired some tiny nuggets of knowledge and understanding over time, many of which I would have loved to know when I was studying and ultimately this drives me to share my experiences.

Tell us about your design career outside of Shillington.

Starting in the design side of the retail marketing space then moving between a few different design studios in Brisbane to currently where I am full time freelance focusing on Design, Illustration and Murals.

What or who are you loving right now?

I am a big sucker for the classics. Dieter Rams is an absolute legend and his design principles are still as true today as they were 50 years ago. LandBoys for the experimental ways they are blurring the line between art and design.

If you were a typeface what would you be?

Helvetica—sometimes a bit overworked but classic, honest and timeless.

What’s your favourite blog?

Brainpickings by Maria Popova and the podcast Design Matters with Debbie Millman.

Sara Mazzoni
Global

Kevin Highdale
Global

Ali Neilly
Global

Laura Entralla Peláez
Global

Suzie Keen
Australia

Clay Allison
United Kingdom

Alex Daley
United States

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