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Teaching keeps me on my toes and gives me a fresh perspective on things as I am surrounded by 47 students that have completely different outlooks.

Head of Part-Time
Global

Laura Weldon

What do you love about design?

I love how design is all around us and in every part of our lives, even without always realising it. For me, working through a design is all about stripping a problem back to its basic form and communicating that message in the simplest way possible.

Why do you teach?

I teach because I am as passionate about design today as I was when first starting out and I love seeing that passion and interest for design in the students. It’s such a great process to be part of—we have students come in that have never used a Mac before, and they graduate with the skills to be a designer. It also keeps me on my toes and gives me a fresh perspective on things as I am surrounded by 47 students that have completely different outlooks. I find this ends up influencing my design work too.

Tell us about your design career outside of Shillington.

After working for 10 years in agencies in Manchester and Sydney, A few years ago I set up my own studio that specialises predominantly in branding. I love having the freedom of working for my own clients and collaborating with new talent.

If you were a typeface what would you be?

Effra – modern, clean and functional.

What’s your favourite blog?

This is collate.

Andrew Shillington
Global

Anthony Wood
Global

Sarah McHugh
United Kingdom

Jason Cooper
Australia

Laura Weldon
Global

Shanti Sparrow
New York

John Palowski
Manchester

Rebecca Hulme
Melbourne

Teaching keeps me on my toes and gives me a fresh perspective on things as I am surrounded by 47 students that have completely different outlooks.

Head of Part-Time
Global

Laura Weldon

What do you love about design?

I love how design is all around us and in every part of our lives, even without always realising it. For me, working through a design is all about stripping a problem back to its basic form and communicating that message in the simplest way possible.

Why do you teach?

I teach because I am as passionate about design today as I was when first starting out and I love seeing that passion and interest for design in the students. It’s such a great process to be part of—we have students come in that have never used a Mac before, and they graduate with the skills to be a designer. It also keeps me on my toes and gives me a fresh perspective on things as I am surrounded by 47 students that have completely different outlooks. I find this ends up influencing my design work too.

Tell us about your design career outside of Shillington.

After working for 10 years in agencies in Manchester and Sydney, A few years ago I set up my own studio that specialises predominantly in branding. I love having the freedom of working for my own clients and collaborating with new talent.

If you were a typeface what would you be?

Effra – modern, clean and functional.

What’s your favourite blog?

This is collate.

Jess Waal
New York

Andy Judd
London

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

Chris Norman
Melbourne

Jen Dennis
London

Kieryn Humphries
Brisbane

Becc Sharrock
Melbourne

Fiona Yap
Sydney

Glen Swart
London

James Bourbon
Brisbane

Spencer Harrison
Melbourne

Martin Power
Manchester

Amy Prus
London

George Simkin
London

Lucy Wells
Melbourne

Maja Cule
New York

Wayne Smith
Melbourne

Louise Mora
Manchester

Adam Busby
Brisbane

Emma Stokes
London

Renée Melo
London

Rich Tucker
London

Jimmy Muldoon
New York

Robin Cameron
New York

Nikita Prokhorov
New York

Alan Barba
New York

Sydney Ligouri
New York

Ben Miners
Brisbane

Katie Baxendale
Manchester

Emily Comfort
New York

Dave Bird
Manchester

Andy Lee
Manchester

Hilary Archer
London

Ed Cornish
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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