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Passing some of what I’ve learnt onto future designers to help them on their journey is important to me.

Graphic Design Teacher
London

Glen Swart

What do you love about design?

It’s not a static thing. Each day and project brings something new to your door. Either as a challenge to tackle, new people to meet, creative problems to solve or techniques to master.

Why do you teach?

A co-worker summed up my feelings on this perfectly—so I’m quoting her here—for me it’s about ‘sending the lift back down’. The first couple of years are testing, the hours can be long, the work hard and speaking up for your work even harder. Finding your footing can take a while and I’ve been fortunate to have people mentor me along the way. Being able to pass some of what I’ve learnt onto future designers to help them on their journey is important to me.

Tell us about your design career outside of Shillington.

I’ve recently decided to go freelance full-time, trading as F, is for fox. I’ve been working in advertising and marketing predominantly for the last eight years for others. It seemed a fitting time to do it for myself, along with client work, the first year has been a creative bootcamp of learning new and refining old skills; ranging from calligraphy, photography and coding all the way to things like bookbinding. All of which has been incredibly exciting.

What or who are you loving right now?

In the midst of the Trump/Clinton debate, I’ve found comfort and reassurance in designers’ responses to the situation. They have found such unique ways to make themselves heard, tell a story or raise awareness. Favourites being the short films by Sarah Clift and Madrefoca (La Madre Beuna) and the enamel pin set by Sagmeister & Walsh.

If you were a typeface, what would you be?

Courier; clean, nothing too fancy and gets the job done.

What’s your favourite blog?

99u and Creative Mornings both have inspirational and informative articles, but also talks that you can listen to while working on something.

Andrew Shillington
Global

Anthony Wood
Global

Sarah McHugh
United Kingdom

Jason Cooper
Australia

Laura Weldon
Global

Rebecca Hulme
Melbourne

Jess Waal
New York

Andy Judd
London

Belen Ramos
Brisbane

Saxon Campbell
New York

Alyson Pearson
Melbourne

Brenton Craig
Brisbane

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

Becc Sharrock
Melbourne

Steve Waring
Manchester

Fiona Yap
Sydney

Glen Swart
London

James Bourbon
Brisbane

Passing some of what I’ve learnt onto future designers to help them on their journey is important to me.

Graphic Design Teacher
London

Glen Swart

What do you love about design?

It’s not a static thing. Each day and project brings something new to your door. Either as a challenge to tackle, new people to meet, creative problems to solve or techniques to master.

Why do you teach?

A co-worker summed up my feelings on this perfectly—so I’m quoting her here—for me it’s about ‘sending the lift back down’. The first couple of years are testing, the hours can be long, the work hard and speaking up for your work even harder. Finding your footing can take a while and I’ve been fortunate to have people mentor me along the way. Being able to pass some of what I’ve learnt onto future designers to help them on their journey is important to me.

Tell us about your design career outside of Shillington.

I’ve recently decided to go freelance full-time, trading as F, is for fox. I’ve been working in advertising and marketing predominantly for the last eight years for others. It seemed a fitting time to do it for myself, along with client work, the first year has been a creative bootcamp of learning new and refining old skills; ranging from calligraphy, photography and coding all the way to things like bookbinding. All of which has been incredibly exciting.

What or who are you loving right now?

In the midst of the Trump/Clinton debate, I’ve found comfort and reassurance in designers’ responses to the situation. They have found such unique ways to make themselves heard, tell a story or raise awareness. Favourites being the short films by Sarah Clift and Madrefoca (La Madre Beuna) and the enamel pin set by Sagmeister & Walsh.

If you were a typeface, what would you be?

Courier; clean, nothing too fancy and gets the job done.

What’s your favourite blog?

99u and Creative Mornings both have inspirational and informative articles, but also talks that you can listen to while working on something.

Spencer Harrison
Melbourne

Jen Yani
Sydney

Martin Power
Manchester

Amy Prus
London

George Simkin
London

Lucy Wells
Melbourne

Maja Cule
New York

Wayne Smith
Melbourne

Anna Dunn
London

Louise Mora
Manchester

Adam Busby
Brisbane

Emma Stokes
London

Rebecca Hunt
Sydney

Emily Comfort
New York

Hilary Archer
London

Sara Mazzoni
Global

Ali Neilly
Global

Laura Entralla Peláez
Global

Suzie Keen
Australia

Clay Allison
United Kingdom

Alex Daley
United States

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