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I have never felt more creative than when I’m teaching. There is something very special about a group of enthusiastic like-minded people coming together every day to live and breathe design.

Director of Teaching
Global

Shanti Sparrow

Shanti Sparrow is an award winning graphic designer, illustrator and educator with a decade of experience in independent, boutique and agency environments. Her approach to design is recognisably bold and she specialises as a conceptual designer. As an illustrator, Shanti has published multiple children’s books, collaborated to produce limited edition products and exhibited internationally.

What do you love about design?

I love that as a designer every day is different. When I’m designing I never get bored because each brief is a new challenge and requires a unique solution. I also love how design is ever changing and adapting. Design is made up of resilient and creative people and they help to keep evolving our industry.

Why do you teach?

I have never felt more creative than when I’m teaching. There is something very special about a group of enthusiastic like-minded people coming together every day to live and breathe design. I am continually inspired and amazed. It’s also incredibly rewarding to watch a student’s journey from passionate onlooker to fierce designer.

Tell us about your design career outside of Shillington.

Before Shillington, I was designing in boutique studios in Sydney, Australia. I specialised in not-for-profit, conceptual design and campaign identities. Design is so powerful, especially when using your skills to raise funds for important humanitarian and environmental causes.

I founded my design studio, Shanti Sparrow, in 2014. The studio has a focus on visual identities, packaging and editorial design. I work with many start-ups helping to shape and create their unique visual voice. I am also lucky enough to design for various festivals and independent events.

As an illustrator, I have a distinctive style that involves textures and patterns in elaborate collages that have exhibited globally. Illustrating has given me unique experiences developing children’s books, greeting cards, a luggage range, puzzles, calendars and games.

What or who are you loving right now?

Right now I am loving the powerfully vibrant illustrations of Jade Purple Brown, Malika FavreAurelia Durand and Egle Zvirblyte.

If you were a typeface, what would you be?

I would hope to be something versatile like Kabel.

What’s your favourite blog?

I like to get my daily dose of visual design inspiration from It’s Nice That. I am more of a podcast person and love to listen to Reply All, The Daily and This American Life while designing.

 

Andrew Shillington
Founder, Global

Anthony Wood
Managing Director, Global

Clare Terry
Director, Australia

Shanti Sparrow
Director of Teaching, Global

Natalia Zuluaga
DesignOps & Teacher, Global

Sydney Ligouri
Head, New York

John Palowski
Head of Course Content, Global

Chris Norman
Head of Online, Southern Hemisphere

Clay Allison
Head of Experience, Global

Alex Daley
Experience Manager, United States

Ella Shillington
Experience Manager, Australia

Meg Bathard
Experience Assistant, United Kingdom

Sara Mazzoni
Head of Marketing & Communications, Global

Oli Stevenson
Marketing & Communications Lead, Global

Eden Lim
Marketing & Communications Assistant, Australia

Laura Walton
Marketing & Communications Assistant, New York

George Simkin
Lead Teacher, London

Kim Melvin
Lead Teacher, New York

Nick Smith
Lead Teacher, United Kingdom

Nick Bailey
Lead Teacher, Brisbane

Mehul Patel
Graphic Design Teacher, Manchester

Spencer Harrison
Graphic Design Teacher, Melbourne

Amy Prus
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Maja Cule
Graphic Design Teacher, New York

Frankie Young
Teacher & Special Projects, Online

Andy Judd
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Jamie Lawson
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Wayne Smith
Graphic Design Teacher, Melbourne

Lizzie Curtis
Graphic Design Teacher, London

Adam Busby
Graphic Design Teacher, Brisbane

Jimmy Muldoon
Teacher & Special Projects, New York

Alan Barba
Graphic Design Teacher, New York

Bonnie Eichelberger
Graphic Design Teacher, Melbourne

Dan Wilson
Graphic Design Teacher, London

Maaya Lad
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Dave Bird
Graphic Design Teacher, Manchester

Hilary Archer
Graphic Design Teacher, London

Tina Victoria Afshar
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Ed Cornish
Graphic Design Teacher, London

Simon Wiltshire
Graphic Design Teacher, Sydney

Mitch Reyes
Graphic Design Teacher, Brisbane

Jack Trotman
Graphic Design Teacher, London

Mary Faber
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Fiona Martin
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Gabrielle White
Graphic Design Teacher, Brisbane

Johnny Boardman
Graphic Design Teacher, London

Shrenik Ganatra
Graphic Design Teacher, New York

Olivia Chen
Graphic Design Teacher, Sydney

Kody Pangburn
Graphic Design Teacher, New York

Emma Tobin
Graphic Design Teacher, London

Annette Dennis
Teacher & Special Projects, Online

Katie Mihailovits
Graphic Design Teacher, London

Rachel Broaders
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Missy Dempsey
Graphic Design Teacher, Sydney

Mark Ellis
Graphic Design Teacher, London

Lovish Saini
Graphic Design Teacher, Manchester

Cathy Sison
Graphic Design Teacher, New York

Michael Zhang
Graphic Design Teacher, New York

Benny Hinman
Graphic Design Teacher, Sydney

Tim King
Graphic Design Teacher, Sydney

Kym Rohman
Graphic Design Teacher, New York

Thiago Eichner
Graphic Design Teacher, New York

Tessa Canon
Graphic Design Teacher, New York

Nathan Millard
Graphic Design Teacher, Melbourne

Jaimee-Lee Field
Graphic Design Teacher, Sydney

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